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Monday, 28 March 2011

The Diary Is Closed: To Be Continued...

Ladies and gents, it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the temporary end of Diary of a Genre Addict. The site has become something very special indeed to me since I started it, and has provided me with a fantastic space within which I can riff on bad movies, good movies, comics and more to my heart's content.

I hope that somebody out there enjoys the place (I follow where the visitors are from, but I never know if anyone actually enjoys what they read here), and that they will keep DOAGA in their bookmarks and readers until it returns in the not-too-distant future.

Why is the place shutting up shop for a while? I have a great deal on my plate at the moment, with running a business, writing for a national magazine, a huge comic art project for a famous UK museum, several book projects and working on pitching my novels to agents and publishers. Oh, and sleep here and there too.

The thing is, I've struggled to keep up with the regular posts here at Diary of a Genre Addict of late, and while I love the site dearly, I need to step back and think about where to take it next.

I have watched about twenty movies of late that I want to talk to you about, but I need to find the time to do so properly. I don't want to offer you substandard content. That's not how I work.

Thus for the time being the Diary will be closed, but my adventures will continue, fuelling my demented desires to share obscure movies and tales of the life of a movie geek with you.

So what lies ahead for the future of Diary Of A Genre Addict? I'll officially announce now that an addition to the site (and elsewhere) will be a Diary Of A Genre Addict Podcast! This will go into production and distribution once the site returns to action. What else? There will be more personal pieces about the lifestyle, the thoughts and fears of an ageing horror/SF fan, and how being a Genre Addict has shaped me and the life I lead. Oh, and of course there will still be reviews, trailers and more.

Thank you for joining me here, and please DO get in touch with any thoughts or suggestions. You can easily send a DM or @ reply via my Twitter account, or in the comments here. It would be amazing to hear from my readers.

This is not the end. Just the awkward quiet period before the next episode. Think of this as the cliffhanger.

Coming soon.

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