Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shutting it down...

I don't mean to be indulgent, but if you're someone that's followed the blog for any length of time, I kind of owe this to you...

I'm shutting down the blog for a bit. Not sure how long: might be a few weeks, might be a few months, might be never, but on another site...

This has always been a hobby for me, but in the past months it's become more of a chore than fun. Writing have never been my strength, and at times it's felt more like homework than anything. Considering the lack of feedback I get, I don't get a lot of reinforcement to keep going.

I enjoyed this a lot more when I wrote half-drunk reviews right after seeing it. It has gotten too serious and not reflected my personality the way I wanted it to. I've always wanted the point of the blog was to feel like you know me. Like you sit next to me at a bar and then talk your ass off for like an hour about movies. That's what happens in real life, but not on the blog. Talking is my strength, not writing, so I want to transition that direction.

If you see me post in the next few weeks, it may be much different than what you normally see from me. I might be a little experimental, maybe just shortening the length. Something like that...

I registered a domain recently, so I'm likely to play around it. So when if return, it'll likely be in a much different format, and on a different site.

For the few of you that communicated with me on some consistent level, feel free to hit me up on Facebook or Twitter. I'm probably more active on Facebook though. My info is on the right...

Anyway, thanks for following along. See you on the other side...

Erik, The Angry Vader, signing out...


  1. Totally understand how you're feeling, and I've actually been feeling pretty similar myself as of late, hence the fact that I haven't been posting my own reviews too often lately. In fact, I was considering posting something similar to this myself. I, too, want my blog to be more than just "another movie blog", an extension of myself, rather than trying to pretend to be some official-looking movie site. So I totally get where you're coming from. If it's not fun anymore, then by all means take a break and try out new things. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! :)

    1. Thanks, Chris. That pretty much sums how I feel at the moment. I've just had zero motivation to write anything lately, even for things I really enjoyed.

      I think I tried too hard for a while for this to be a serious, official site, rather than reflect who I am. I want this to be fun again. I'm hoping taking some time off will recharge the batteries a bit, and then experimenting with a few things will keep it interesting.

      I'll be around otherwise, so keep in touch! :)

  2. Sorry to hear it, Erik! I'm not great with leaving comments, but I do read almost all of the reviews you post.

    Good luck with your future endeavors. Keep us updated with what you decide to do next!

    1. Thanks, I appreciate it! Hopefully, some time off will get me motivated again, but we'll see. :)