Thursday, July 14, 2011

Enough is enough (and it's time for a change)...

It's been a slow, slow year at Careful With That Blog, Eugene; slower than any year but possibly the first, wherein I whined and moaned about my personal life and was netstalked and had something like two readers. For those of you who've waited with baited breath for any upcoming movie reviews, album reviews, Netflix Roulettes, Awful Character Database entries, Coming Attractions, and umpteen other features I or somebody else on this blog started, promised, abandoned, etc.; thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I started this blog on a whim and started reviewing movies because some dude decided to comment on a dumb post I made in 2007. I didn't know how to review a film properly then and, judging by my recent review of Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, I still don't, but I think I've steadily improved over the past four years. Life has gotten hectic in the last six months between graduating, going to grad school, moving four times and losing my great aunt to a stroke. There's a lot I want to do here, but everytime I look and see that grinning robot in the background, the cramped text of my reviews, the links to other blogs that stretch out forever, it all seems like too much to fix.

So I'm starting over. In a week or so, I will officially be closing Careful With That Blog, Eugene to make way for Fear of a Ghost Planet, which will have its own domain (fearofaghostplanet.com) and everything. Why the change of name? First, because www.carefulwiththatblogeugene.com is a mouthful. Second, because my name isn't Eugene, and you wouldn't believe how many e-mails start off asking for him. Third, because why have one reference to Pink Floyd when you can have one reference to Public Enemy and one reference to Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.

I sincerely hope that those of you who read/follow/comment/care will migrate to Fear of a Ghost Planet. Since my money's on the line, it'll be updated a lot more frequently than this ol' hunk of junk, it'll look nicer, and I'll stop getting search engine hits for "Eugene porn," whatever that is. If not, I'll see you in another life.

6 comments:

  1. I enjoy your work and look forward to the new site. Best of luck.

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  2. I will follow you to the end, my love.

    - Jake Norton.

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  3. Don't get me wrong, I like the new site name, but you're gonna have a hard time matching your Best Blog Name votes comes LAMMY time as you did in the past. CWTBE did quite well over the years... :)

    Already subscribed to the feed. Now, I must go look for some Eugene Porn, which we all know is the best kind around.

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  4. Dylan - Indeed, I don't know what I'll do without LAMMY votes. Perhaps shoot for a content-based one. Thanks for sticking with me.

    Adam and Jake - Flattered, dudes.

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