Friday, April 16, 2010

Saying Goodbye To A Decade's Work


Busy day tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment and express my thanks to all those that followed the 80s Nuts Newsletter in its more than decade-long journey celebrating the music of a decade. Today, I announced an end to that journey. Not easy.

Maybe it's a sign of O.C.D. but when you start doing something weekly that people enjoy (and in your own head think: depend on and expect), you keep going. My problem is that I create ongoing projects. I do that very well, in fact. But, one has to expect an end in there somewhere. And after more than 520 issues of the newsletter, I'll be putting it to rest on Apr. 23rd.

It's not easy. It's letting go of an obsession for covering the information better and more extensively than anyone else. I also have to re-evaluate 80s Music Central and Talking 80s Music. The latter could still have a purpose as a series focused on specific recording artists each week -- sans the news.

The problem with having so many ongoing projects is that the new ones that I'd like to start are held back. There are a few new video series that I have in my head. I have a few charitable projects that I'd like to launch. Each take time and effort but won't be the same solo effort. Any of these future endeavors will be team Hennessy or nothing. It's going to take some time to adjust as it feels like I'm grieving but I see a bright future ahead.

2 comments:

lastnerve said...

Awwwwww, I hate to see it come to an end, I just started reading. I would love to see what your future projects will be. Know that while ending this on project that you did give it your all and it did matter. I'll be following on facebook to see what's new.

Val Pearson

Mike said...

I have been a reader since almost the beginning and am sad to see the newsletter stopped. I understand it though, it had to be a lot of work and a lot of the information is now easily available by becoming a fan of the artists you like on Facebook.

Even though I never replied to a message or contributed anything it was a highlite of my week. Thanks for all of your hard work and best of luck on your new projects.