Looks like Videogum is coming to a close:
Well, this is difficult. For nearly six years, Videogum has been the best blog on the Internet. (Oh no, here we go.) A friend introduced me to Videogum about five years ago after I mentioned to him, without overstating anything, that I could not find one blog on the entire Internet that wasn’t a stupid garbage pile that I hated. “I think you’ll like this one,” he said. That friend of mine was so right! It has always been a wonderful, thoughtful, and hilarious place with a wonderful, thoughtful, and hilarious community. I’m still sort of amazed that I had the good fortune of being a part of it at all, let alone for 100 years. (Rounding up.) Which brings me to what we need to talk to you about. Videogum is no longer being run by SPINMedia, the company that we’ve been a part of for many years, and Friday will be my last day here. As for what will happen after Friday, I don’t know, and I don’t care. JK! JK JK JK. Scott Lapatine (you remember him, right? from Stereogum and also from giving life to everything we’ve ever done here?) is assessing options for keeping Videogum online in some form. We’ll see. But for now, all we can do is try to keep our chins up, be grateful for the many, many blogging years we’ve been given here, and enjoy our last week together. Over the next few days I’m going to republish a bunch of my favorite Videogum pieces from the past few years, and would love if you would share with me what pieces you might like to see again. There are literally years of great ones, so getting a few more brains in on it would be very helpful. You can either email me or just leave it here. Okay? We’ll be good. The world keeps on spinning. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future. Big hug. LOL (Lots Of Love).