Things have been quiet around here a lot the past month. And I’m sorry to say that’s going to be the rule going forward. It’d be easy to just pretend otherwise and not say anything about it, but I don’t think that would be the most respectful thing I could do regarding my readers.
For various reasons I won’t get into, it’s been difficult to set aside time for this. Just watching a movie requires a two-hour or more block of uninterrupted time, and writing a review requires as much as an additional hour. That’s not always easy to manage on a regular basis, and lately it’s been harder than it previously was. I’d slotted out February for my Oscar Best Picture theme month, and I wound up watching fewer than a dozen films for it. I’ve got more than that just sitting in my queue, currently unwatched. It’s nothing to do with the idea of the theme, it just happened to be bad timing that something that would require a little more work than normal wound up happening when I was unable to put in my usual effort.
But the truth of the matter is that right now, I think it’s going to be a lot easier to just be an occasional movie viewer rather than a frequent movie reviewer. So it’s time to make the unintentional both intentional and official: Morgan on Media is going dark. I’m not ruling out the possibility of one day returning to regular blogging — I still have plenty of ideas on things to write about — but realistically, if it happens it’s going to be a good long while. I also won’t rule out the possibility of the occasional post here and there when I have both the time and something to say, but I’m not guaranteeing it either. At best, it should be viewed as a pleasant surprise if and when it happens.
I appreciate all the support and camaraderie from the blogging community that I’ve gotten over the years. A few of you I’ve known for years upon years before this started; some of you I’ve met through doing this. But whether we’ve been talking for a few months or a decade, it’s the conversations that made this worthwhile. Michael, James, Richard, Bruce, Ruth, Terrence, Tyson, Bubbawheat, Will, Jaina, all the Daniels, and everybody else: Thank you for making this fun.
And that much I have no plans on giving up. I may not be writing, but I’ll still be around. I’ll be reading blogs when I have a few minutes available. I’ll still be hanging out on Twitter — though I’ve changed my Twitter handle to @morganrlewis given that the site won’t be a big part of it anymore. I’ll also still be updating on Letterboxd (also as morganrlewis) on the occasion that I do watch a film, and I might write just a couple sentences when I do. I’ll be around. The site’s old posts will stay around. It’s just that there won’t be anything new for the foreseeable future.
Thanks for a fun run, everyone.