The End…or a New Beginning?

Swimming off into the sunset

I mentioned in my Father’s Day post that I became a father over the last year.  It might not surprise you, but this means that I have far less time to both watch about and write about movies.  Running a Movie of the Day series, even with a lot of wonderful help from the rest of the team here, was hard even before MicroMort was born (indeed, I suspect the only reason I was able to do as much of the work I did the first year we were running the series was because the Baroness was living in another town during the week for work).  We managed to do the series for four years-two years with a new movie every day, two years with gaps and entries recycled from previous years.  I’ve enjoyed it, but, quite frankly, readership has declined, not increased over these last two years of Movie of the Day.  It is really hard to see those numbers and summon up the energy to keep writing. Despite the fresh energy from the League writing team, am pretty burned out at this point (and, to be honest, the number of movies I’ve seen that I would like to feature but haven’t gets smaller each year we do this)!

Sleep now

So what does this mean for this blog?  Well, first off, I’ve talked with the rest of the writers and made sure they know they are free to write reviews, movie lists, thoughts about movies-really, anything they would like to write that’s movie related is welcome here. I myself would like to get back to the occasional movie review or list or musings post.  So don’t unfollow the blog, twitter account or Facebook page just yet-though we aren’t going to post every day, we will also not be going away entirely.  In the meantime, I thank all of our readers for their time, eyes, and feedback over the years and I hope you’ll stick around to see what we do next.  As to my writers, thanks to everyone who contributed posts, with special thanks to David “Mr. Invisible” Cole for his help keeping the site going in 2011-2012, for his help setting up our social media accounts and for encouraging me to run a Movie of the Day series in the first place!  Thanks to Bellabone, who wrote more of our posts than any other author behind David and I, and who encouraged me to see out the last year rather than awkwardly ending it early.  Thank you everyone who’s read and commented; I hope you’ve all enjoyed our picks-it was our pleasure telling you about the movies!

Sleep now

4 comments on “The End…or a New Beginning?

  1. geelw says:

    Well, the daily posts will be missed for sure, but I’ll keep poking around here anyway. Oh, and you should have done The Beginning of the End as today’s film just to fit the theme of your post. Not that this is the end or anything! Anyway, get that kid in front of a screen soon so he can be drafted into cinematic service at some point. 😀

    Happy New Year, by the way!

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      The Baroness and I are trying to do the “no to extremely limited” screen time for the first two years with MicroMort so it may be a while before he joins me here. 🙂 I am looking forward to eventually showing him some of the classics. I will miss the daily posts but the time just isn’t there. Thank you and a Happy New Year to you!

  2. Mikan says:

    MicroMort… I’m totally calling your kid that going forward. 😀

    Blogging everyday is hard work. Forget everyday, it’s hard with any regular frequency once you have a little less time on your hands. I apparently only wrote 9 posts in 2014. That’s what I get for taking night school. Unless you’re getting paid to blog, I don’t think anyone really expects daily posts. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

    Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is filled with lots of good things. Maybe we’ll lucky enough to hang out and I can meet MicroMort. 🙂

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      I forget who called him MicroMort first, but I like it as his internet handle, and I hope we get to hang out this year as well!

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