Tuesday, December 06, 2016

All good things...


Wow, time flies.  For the better part of 12 years Horrorthon has been a fun part of my life.  Over the years I have spent the first hour of nearly every weekday scouring the internet to find fun things to generate conversation.  It has been a place for me to stay connected to everyone who has contributed to this site and it has been a terrific way to pass the time during downtime at work.  

For whatever reason, there has been a steep drop off in participation over the past couple years, especially this year.  Twelve years is a long stretch of time and I’m certain that the low traffic is due to life's responsibilities/priorities.  I also believe that these days people tend to stay connected through Facebook and other social outlets rather than Horrorthon.  Given that people are not really looking or posting on this blog any  longer I have made the decision to stop the upkeep of this site.  This doesn’t mean that the blog is ending; people are always welcome to post things, it simply means that I will no longer be making daily updates.  If people are interested in writing horror movie reviews during October I would be delighted and I would gladly do so myself (heck, there are 15 movies I didn’t bother to write reviews for this past October).  Thanks to all who have contributed over the years, it has been so much fun!

6 comments:

Octopunk said...

Hey man! I have often wondered if you bagging the daily updates might spur others (me) to contribute more. We'll see I guess. I am ALWAYS daydreaming about "completing" my internet presence on this blog and our long-neglected toy blog, but such endeavors always get back-burnered. I do have some time off work coming up, so perhaps I can make good.

Thank you for all your time and effort! I love Horrorthon.

Trevor said...

Ditto what Octo said.

I love Horrorthon. Have loved the month of October and the Horrorthon fun. Thanks for the site maintenance and the sense of community.

AC said...

Having tech difficulties so keep trying to comment but losing it. Briefly, double ditto. Thanks JPX for all your energy and stewardship over the years, love the blog and participants, will say more later, and hope to post something more substantial soon!! Xo

DKC said...

Aww, man. Seeing as it is Friday and I'm just tuning into this now... I see your point.
I love all you guys and hope this doesn't go away completely!! Mwah!

Catfreeek said...

Thanks for all your efforts JPX I love this blog although I am guilty of being absent much of the time these days. I do try to check daily though I don't always comment. I love our group and love that Horrorthon extends beyond the blog. It would be nice if we all picked up the reigns and posted more like Octo said. October is a definite yes for me, I blame Trump for ruining Horrorthon this year.

7ofNine said...

:(