Why things are quiet in “The Den”
Hello, everyone! Vic here with a brief update!
Things have been quiet here at Vic’s Movie Den and it isn’t that I just gave up and crawled away to go live under a rock, or have curled into a fetal position to escape reality. Or, most importantly, that I have become an aloof, tired and bored lazy ass.
It is because of a more pressing issue: “LIFE!”
Yeah, I said it. Life has intervened, yet again, Summer is approaching (or is it encroaching?) and this week I will be getting my pool renovated and opened by the Memorial Day weekend to come. After that, is the work I am doing on the landscaping and grounds around our humble home. Also, next in line is the reno on our backyard deck along with completing the patio for my grill, yadda yadda yadda ad nasuem.
So, along with all of this, there is work, appts. for myself and my kids, helping my Mother and Grandmother find new digs, taking photos around Rochester and volunteering at The George Eastman House. Whew…
Now, that being said, I am still watching films and TV shows, but securing the time to sit and bang out a review, or two, is becoming quite a chore and for now, I must let the blogging Gods do their thing. I am going to continue applying my time to the tasks, chores and responsibilities ahead of me until the day comes when I can sit, breathe deeply and whip up some quality content for everyone who checks in frequently, to my page.
I am NOT closing down the site. I have some wonderful contributors that always pull through for me with content. Kudos to Eric Jones, of The Deacon’s Den, for submitting a great review of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” by the way.
I will also whip up “Filler Posts” as well. Once, in a while I will post movie related galleries of lobby cards, artwork and posters as well as “on the set” pics and vids.
So, in essence, the blog will go on but new reviews of films, for a while, are going to be posted by my favorite pinch hitters: My contributors! (You all know who you are!)
Thanks to you all, who like, give feedback on and share my reviews. I am forever grateful, humbled and appreciative of you all and your efforts in supporting my little movie page. It isn’t The Den without you guys and gals!
Have a great Memorial Day, everybody, and an even better kick ass Summer!
Vic De Leon
I wonder sometimes if my posts resonate, and the “empty” picture is apropos, but it is also great to have someone comment or like your post, reminding you that people read them, so that is what I’m doing here – great post!
Perfectly understandable, Vic. Same to you, my friend.
have a great one Vic. you are missed, but life takes 1st priority!
Glad to hear you’re just taking a break, and not going away. The movie blogverse wouldn’t be the same without you. I can definitely relate to life encroaching on things. Have a great Memorial weekend, Vic!
Glad that everything is okay, and you’re just busy. We all have those moments when life dictates we spend less time at our keyboards. Take care of all those things and don’t rush back. We’ll be here.
We all get blogging burnout mate. I may need to take a break after this blogathon I’m hosting! See you soon mate.
Definitely glad to hear the Den isn’t going anywhere, Vic! And I get it, believe me. “Life” happens to all of us. I often lament the fact that I often can only post a couple posts a month. If I had my way, I’d be writing for it all the time.
And you know what? Some people do that anyway, and the quality slips. I’d rather post the good stuff less frequently than throw anything up every day (and I know plenty of bloggers who do just that, unfortunately). So hang in there.
Hope you have a great summer, and we’ll all keep reading!