[UPDATE – I spoke with Sean and as he alluded to below, he is going to take this post over from now through the end of the season. If things get easier for me then I’ll take the reigns again, but for now you are in good hands. Sean will have his thoughts concerning Episode 6.10 – ‘The Package’ up in the morning.]
This is a tough one to write.
As many of you know, I started this Blog back in the Winter of 2006 without much direction. At the time, my good buddy Sean was looking to stretch his web design muscle and get busy crafting a few different templates – in a bid to work out his creative kinks and really show us all what he can do with his great power. It’s clear, looking at the various designs he’s imprinted here over the years, that this guy really knows what he’s doing. This is a very professional looking gig I’ve got going here.
Anyway, back then I hadn’t a clue what to write about so I decided – Why not do a weekly post on Lost? And then it just steamrolled.
Now, I know this sounds like I’m shuttering this store but it’s quite the opposite. The site will flourish. But I am tossing a changeup – which with baseball on fast approach is an apt metaphor.
You’ll notice that instead of your usually schedule programming, there’s no traditional Lost recap today. Last night, Episode 6.9 ‘The Package’ aired and while it didn’t hit the peaks of last week’s ‘Ab Aeterno’ (really – what could?), it was a solid piece that continued to shuffle our chess pieces to where they need to be. I dug it.
And that’s likely to be my only commentary on the subject. With heavy heart, I’ve decided to cancel the weekly Lost post.
Please hear me out.
A number of factors have contributed to this decision. First of all, the job hunt. This piece takes a few hours of each Wednesday morning to pull together and that’s a few hours that I think would be better served scouring the world for my next nine-to-five. I’m seriously in crunch time now and really can’t afford the distraction or else, my cause truly will be lost.
Secondly, there’s the play I’m doing in May. I’m on-stage roughly 93% of this thing and I have a helluva’ lot of lines to learn. We’re 5 weeks out from opening night so I need to buckle down. What free time I have needs to focus there.
But most importantly, I’m just not feeling the response any more. While I think a handful of you still read this post, it’s not the community it once was. Each episode used to spur double digits of comments and for every person that commented, we knew there were 10 more silent observers. Over the last few weeks, I’ve heard from 3 or 4 of you at most – and always the same 3 or 4 of you. Hell – the webmaster has even gone missing.
I’m not writing it if nobody is reading it. I thought maybe it was a fluke but after sitting tight for a few weeks, I’ve decided to cut bait now – when I need the time most.
So, I’m sorry. I had a pretty good run. This community WAS a pleasant discovery, way back when.
But what once was found… has now been lost.