Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cutting down for real

I had vowed to cut down my posts starting in September, but my ideas and lots of comments spurred me on to keeping up a fairly regular pace. However recently I was offered the opportunity to write some movie reviews for a possible project with a message board that I have been posting on for six years. I wouldn't get paid anything, but if it got published then I would get credit. However in order to really concentrate on it I will likely need to cut down on my posts here. It also seems that many other bloggers have stopped posting or have other things going on so maybe this is a good time to cut down. I will try to post every other day at least. However if the number of readers continues to drop off then I may give up the blog early next year.

6 Comments:

Anonymous theodore said...

Sad to hear you might give it up. However, kudos on doing some writing you love on the film stuff.

11:26 AM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

good for you with the movie review opportunity! good luck.

bummer that you're thinking about shutting this one down eventually.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

It may just be that the reviews are not coming to me as fast as I would hope. I feel like I have to write way better than I have written on this blog for these reviews to be any good. I am struggling with that right now although there is no deadline on the reviews right now. Maybe once I get two of them done and feel good about them then the rest will come easier. My first choice is to keep writing this blog at an almost daily rate. So if I can write the reviews and keep up with the blog then I will do so. Most of the time the only time I have to write anything is maybe 15 minutes during a break at work or 30 minutes before I go to bed. Usually I have been spending this time writing my blog. I have no aspirations of being a writer, but I enjoy music and horror movies so I write about them whenever and wherever I can. It also just seems like many of the people whose blogs I read are slowly drifting away. Perhaps it's just a busy time of year. I also had a story idea about a guy who gets to dress up for Halloween for his job. He discovers he likes it so much that he shows up to work in his Halloween costume on November 1st. I don't know if I can do much with that or not but I may work on it for my own amusement.

1:13 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I am sure that your movie revues will be excellent.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous fred charles said...

Good luck with you movie reviews. I will still be be here every other day. Let us know where you reviews are posted. I would be interested in reading them.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

it would be a shame to see this great blog go down...incidentally, Mark, Bob is helping me design my own site dedicated to metal since I have a ridiculous amount of promo to get through...probably not until early next year, but you're welcome to post there too and I'll pray for some good exposure!

enjoy the movie reviews...I do those in my metal column in AMP, strictly horror, but I had to do those in the college newspaper and that was fun...above all, have fun!

I know I can't post at my blog every day either. It seems like getting a post done then trying to find time to read everyone else's great blogs is a commitment, so, I'm slow on all of it!

9:38 PM  

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