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.