Signal Termination

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.

About Morgan R. Lewis

Fan of movies and other media
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27 Responses to Signal Termination

  1. [sad music plays as David Banner walks away, down the road]

  2. le0pard13 says:

    I’m deeply saddened to hear the news, Morgan. Yours has been (and no doubt will continue to be) a well-reasoned, but passionate voice on media and the popular arts. I will miss that on a regular basis. Along with those conversations started from your blog posts. Be well, my friend, and I sincerely hope we’ll meet up in the ether from time-to-time. Au revoir, instead of Adieu, then.

  3. vinnieh says:

    Sad to hear. Your blog is always a good read for me. I can completely understand why you’re doing this. Your blog still rocks.

  4. vinnieh says:

    And I wish you all the best in whatever you do.

  5. Kate says:

    Good luck for the future… I will miss your posts. πŸ™‚

  6. jjames36 says:

    Adios. We will see you again if we see you again. πŸ™‚

  7. CMrok93 says:

    Sad to hear, Morgan. I’ll miss you and wish you the best of luck. Don’t stay gone too long, though!

  8. 70srichard says:

    Happy Trails. It’s not good bye, it’s just till we meet again. Damn, I’m having to find new places to hang out, I hate change. Hope all is well. Good opinions and good conversation are hard to come by.

  9. Bubbawheat says:

    That’s disappointing to hear, not disappointing so much that I won’t get the chance to read your thoughts as often anymore (which is also true), but disappointing to hear that your life is currently so busy that you don’t have the free time to keep this as a hobby. Free time is always a luxury and I hope that you regain that luxury soon.

  10. Spikor says:


    I understand the desire, as I have slowed down and/or stopped posting on many occasions. Take a break and come back when it’s fun enough that the time investment seems worth it again.

  11. Rincewind says:

    Sorry to see you go since I really enjoyed this reviewer blog but enjoy all the free time you’re gonna have now.

  12. Ahh, bummer to hear this, Morgan. I’m glad you will still be around on other outlets. I’ll keep an eye out for your Letterboxd updates.

  13. ruth says:

    Oh no!! What a bummer Morgan, though I don’t comment as often as I’d like, I really enjoy your blog! Well I hope you’d continue blogging at some point. Perhaps you’d consider doing a guest post over at my site at some point?

    Well, best of luck with everything man. Take care!

  14. S says:

    Morgan it’s been a blast enjoying your posts.
    Even though you may be closing one door, I’m sure many wonderful ones are up ahead.
    Godspeed.

    “A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.”
    – Admiral Grace Hopper [inventor of COBOL and a compiler]

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