Hiatus!

2 09 2010

First, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy 9-02-10 Day.

It pains me to no end to announce that TeenDramaWhore.com is going on an indefinite hiatus.

This is a decision that I’ve come to after months of careful consideration, critical thinking and heartache. It is due to personal and professional reasons, the biggest of which is my schedule.

I simply no longer have the time to operate TeenDramaWhore.com at the standard I would like, the standard that the site deserves and you, the reader, deserve.

I am one person who, with a limited number of resources and connections, covers six shows in her spare time. But my productivity has been hindered lately due to a number of factors, and I’ve come to realize that if I am going to operate a site, I want it to be an excellent one and not a mediocre one. I want to make a difference, not merely exist.

In an ideal world, I would move to Los Angeles, pour a lot of money into the site and devote myself completely to it. Unfortunately, that is not an option at this time, and I’ve been operating the site at a deficit and focusing on it in the early morning hours and late evening/night hours while I work full-time. It is not feasible to continue this way at this point in time, no matter how passionate I am about this genre.

And I do remain deeply, deeply passionate about teen dramas. Though it’s kind of sad, I also think it’s fitting that I am announcing this on 9-02-10 Day. If it weren’t for an elementary school student becoming obsessed with a so-called racy show known as Beverly Hills 90210, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to converse with all of you. This site was born out of a desire to find not just Beverly Hills 90210 fans, but Dawson’s Creek fans, The O.C. fans, One Tree Hill fans, Gossip Girl fans, and 90210 fans – or, in other words, fellow TeenDramaWhores – with whom I could share my passion. I never set out to do interviews, live-blog episodes, curate video content or the vast majority of things I’ve done on TDW, but they are things I’m very proud of. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that have come my way, and I am thankful for all those who have participated in the process.

I truly hope to be able to resume updating the site at some point down the road, but I can’t promise I will. Do keep an eye out, though, because you never know what can happen. In the meantime, all the content will remain for you to peruse whenever you want, and I strongly encourage anyone who wants to chat about the shows to contact me via Twitter, Facebook,or e-mail. As I said, I remain passionate about the genre and extremely interested in talking with other fans. I’d be more than happy to chat about last night’s episode, whether the latest gossip is a spoiler or a foiler, and just about anything else you can imagine.

My love for teen dramas knows no bounds, and I hope our friendships don’t either. My biggest hesitation in deciding to go on hiatus was because of you, the reader. If it weren’t for the fact that more people that I ever imagined were reading this site, I might’ve stopped as quickly as I started. I sincerely thank you for your support and I sincerely hope you don’t feel abandoned in any way.

I’d like to reiterate many of the thanks that I extended in my TDW Anniversary post and thank anyone since then who has visited the site, spread the word or helped me in some way. You know who you are and you are forever in my teen drama heart.

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22 responses

2 09 2010
SaraK

You will be missed! Best of luck

2 09 2010
Alyssa

I completely understand yor decision, but SaraK is right. You will be missed. As these shows have gone of the air I have given less and less attention to them. Your site was the perfect way to remain invested in them and keep up with ALL the latest info about shows still on the air. Thank you for everything =) I hope to see this site up again one day.

2 09 2010
Ang

Oh, no this makes me so sad!! I truly love this site, and teen dramas I check this site faithfully, every day for any news you post.

I however, do understand, and wish you the best of luck with any and all of your future endeavors. And do hope to see the site back up again one day.

Thank you for all that you have done with running this site!

2 09 2010
CheesyGoodness

You’ll be sorely missed! Everything you did for this site was interesting, entertaining, and wicked fun, so thank you so much for all of your hard work. Good luck with all that comes next!

P.S. gofugyourself.celebuzz.com is celebrating 9.02.10, in a funny, loving but irreverent manner, if anyone wants a good holiday giggle.

2 09 2010
Aimee

You will be missed but I do understand your decision, websites can be very time consuming. Yours will remain up there with the best for teen drama and here’s hoping you’ll come back 🙂 Good luck in whatever you do. x

2 09 2010
90210 Examiner (Marcy)

Oh bummer! I’ve been recently checking out your site. But I understand your situation and I know it is a lot of work you put into it. Good luck to you! And keep in touch. I am now following you on Twitter, as you probably know (enjoyed our 90210 Day chat today!). Let me know if you need anything, from one fan to another! Take care! Marcy

2 09 2010
Izzie

As much as I am going to miss your updates (and that is a lot!) good luck with your career in journalism, I hope some day soon in the future I’ll be able to open a magazine and see your name in print, you deserve it after all your work on TDW. This site has been amazing, a goldmine for die hard teen drama fans like myself and we’ll all miss it, but i’m holding out that one day TDW will be back up and bigger than ever. Thanks for everything, I don’t think I could have gotten through these last few years of tv without you!

2 09 2010
Elsa

Gonna miss you for sure, i come here everyday.

2 09 2010
Laura

As much as I understand your decision and support it, you will be missed greatly.

Before I found this site I was simply only obsessed with The OC and only watched Gossip Girl and 90210. Through this site I became addicted to One Tree Hill and Dawsons Creek and cannot get enought of Teen Dramas. So thankyou for opening my eyes to the greatness of Teen Dramas.

Good luck with your future and I too hope, like Izzie, one day this site will be back up and running better and bigger than ever. xx

2 09 2010
Misty

You will be greatly missed. I check your site daily. Thank you so much for the hard work you have put into this. I wish you good luck and much success.

2 09 2010
Step

You’ll be missed Shari! I haven’t found a site quite like this (ever!) to fit my love of BH, 90210 and my anger with the new 90210. The always-updated news in a consolidated sourc is amazing and I’ll miss it greatly, but I understand. You have to do what’s best for you. I wish you luck with your career and your future. Thank you for everything and happy 9.02.10 day!

4 09 2010
dvdtoolfreak

Thanks a lot

5 09 2010
Melissa Pisan

Good luck with your future endeavors! Hope all your dreams come true! Haven’t seen a site like this ever before!

Thanks for the excellent writing and always keeping us informed!

xx

5 09 2010
Kate

You’ve done an amazing job.
I’ll miss this blog so much.
Thank you for everything.

5 09 2010
Manda

You will most definitely be missed! I love this site and will miss it, but I wish you so much luck and happiness!
xoxo

11 09 2010
Kat

Shari, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was for me to find this website and connect with other 90210 loving fans. Your twitter contest was honestly a summer highlight for me (am I pathetic? yes.). It makes me sad to see it go, but I know that you are going to do great at everything you do. Even if you don’t head for the Washington Bureau of the New York Chronicle. You better not unfriend me on Facebook, because I need people to endorse my 90210 insanity.

13 09 2010
CheesyGoodness

Shari, just wanted you to know how much you’ll be missed this week! Hope you’ll enjoy premiere week in a more relaxing manner. Thanks again for all of your hard work!

14 09 2010
vegasgirl

OMG I am sorry to hear that you are taking a break from the site. I love to come here to get my updates for the new 90210 and decide from there if it is worth watching or deleting from my dvr bank. (and I love the personal comments that go along with). Plus you are a true fan of the original Beverly Hills 90210 and you have had some great interviews w/many cast and crew that i have loved reading.
I wish you all the best with your full time work and hope that soon you will have time to be the teen whore we all love.
vegas girl
p.s. stop by the board sometime, we miss you

15 09 2010
SaneN85

It’s a bummer to come here and find this, but I really do wish you the best of luck! I hope I will still see you around the internet :).

17 09 2010
shivangi

gonna miss you 🙂
hope you come back
best of luck with your future endeavors 🙂

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Ok, I just love your site name 😉

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13 01 2014
Blogs as Narratives | Social Media Joe

[…] Another example of a Goal Orientated blog is Teen Drama Whore ~ don’t let the name fool you ~ that had a focus of teenage drama TV shows.  The goal of this blog was to provide information TV shows that where teenager based: 90210, Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and The O.C. prior to the blog having to go on hiatus. […]

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