As the new year is dawning all over the world, I think it’s time for me to finally make an announcement some of you might have seen coming for a long time, with the lack of activity going on in this once very much more lively blog.
For 10 years, I have been sharing the latest in TV news with the world, first in forums, and later in my own blog, first held at TVGuide, then Blogspot, and in 2012 I moved it to this place.
Back in the day, my daily job as a radio broadcast host allowed me to work on the blog in a frequent capacity, and later, when I worked only part-time, it was even easier, which resulted into taking the step to WordPress and the redesign you see now.
But now, with my new full-time IT job I started a year ago, it has basically become impossible for me to be up to date with my blog, with all the TV I have to watch in my spare time and the other stuff that still needs a place in my life. And since I started the blog, many new TV news sites have shown up, offering a lot more competition, which led me to the conclusion that if I can’t be very fast in reporting news, then it is simply pointless to do so, because no one will probably care anymore after a few hours, or even days. And with the amount of news that piles up every day, I wasn’t able to share everything, only the most important stuff, and even that not without making hard choices, since I was doing this all by myself.
So, after careful thought (and honestly, I’ve been dreading and pushing back this moment as long as I could), I have decided to close down Lambsilencer’s News Blog as of today. The amount of work it demands has simply become too much.
However, you won’t get rid of me just that easily.
I will still keep up my Twitter, where I can share the important stuff in a few seconds. And since I am still as informed about TV as I ever was, I will try to be very quick there, and share the news I see as fast as possible. You might see quite an uptick on my news feed there in the future.
And I will still occasionally post some news – just not here. I will go back to the forums where I started it all back in 2003. One is still around, and very much active.
The other, the E!Online Watch With Kristin board, is not existing anymore. But many of its users, including myself, have relocated to a new, cozy place.
You will see the occasional news post from me there in the future.
But even though this blog is history after this final post, one thing is very important to remember:
Upfront Week is the great, big exception!
That time of the year, when everything happens at once in the TV world – new shows, renewed shows, canceled shows, will still be fully covered by me. Just not here, as I won’t be paying the yearly fees just for that. But the second and third week of May might be a very good time to follow me on Twitter, or check out the two forums where you’ll find everything you need to know pretty much the moment it happens. I wouldn’t miss that fun for anything!
In closing, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who ever read my blog, followed it or my Twitter (which is still a very good thing to do, as you can read above) or helped me create this place and any other before that. THANK YOU!
And a very special Thank You goes out to all my sources from the industry who I came to know and appreciate over the years, and helped my with checking facts, verifying stories or providing me with information I wouldn’t have been able to gather myself. I won’t name any names, of course – but you all know who you are. Especially the one who became a good friend – we will keep in touch, but you already know that.
So, the only thing left for me is to wish each and everyone of you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. May your wishes come true, and may all your endeavours be fruitful.
This blog will remain online in this state for the next few months, and will then be taken offline for good. But you know where to find me with the links above.
It was fun while it lasted. And as TV shows and movies have shown us in abundance over the last few years, a reboot of something is never ever to be ruled out. So maybe, down the line, something like this will resurface. But I won’t make any promises (or threats, for that matter…).