For the first year and three months of my days as a horror blogger, I was jobless. This blog was essentially my only obligation and even though I didn't get paid for it, it pretty much became my entire life. I poured so much time and energy into this thing to make it what it is today, updating three or four times a day (without ever going more than 2 or 3 days without a post), and it didn't even matter that I wasn't getting paid for it. I was doing it because I loved to do it, not because I wanted to turn any profits off of it. But we've all gotta have a job and start to make some money at some point and I knew in the back of my mind that the day I got a normal job, the blog would suffer. And it has. I got a job a few months back and Freddy In Space has not been the same since. I'm lucky if I update a few times a week because lets face it, getting up at 7:30 in the morning and putting in a full day of work at a shitty uninspiring job is not what gets me in the mood to come home and blog about my passions. It gets me in the mood to sleep and sulk, and that's about it. My passions have now taken a back seat to a job I hate and that really bums me out, but that's just the reality of life and this is a reality that I always knew was inevitable. It's also a reality that has just hit me harder than ever being that I was offered press passes to the opening night party of the New York City Horror Film Festival this past Wednesday, but had to turn them down because of my job. Ouch, now that one hurt. But I won't be bitter about it. I had the incredible opportunity to do this for over a year, without a job, and devote all of my time and energy to it and for that I am pretty damn thankful. So, cutting to the chase, is this the end of Freddy In Space?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. Though my hits have dwindled and my spirits have been a bit broken, I will never give up on this blog. It's the one true passion i've got going for me and i'll be damned if i'm gonna let some little minimum wage temporary job take that away from me. I'm not gonna be able to update nearly as much as I used to, but i'm damn sure gonna try my best to bring you guys the same content you've come to enjoy reading over this past year, on as frequent of a basis as I can bring it. Don't lose faith in me and be a little patient, that's all I ask.
All this being said, I can assure you that whatever I end up doing with my life, as far as a career goes, it will be based around horror movies. They're what makes me happy, they're what keeps me going, and the horror world is the world I want to live out the rest of my days in. My biggest fear has always been that my passions and dreams will be thrown by the wayside and replaced with some generic job that I get stuck in, as is the case with 90% of society, and i'm gonna do everything I can to prevent that from happening. It's just not me and i'm just not gonna settle for it. But I digress....
What I was here to say is that i'm not giving up on this blog and that I will never give up on this blog. That being established, lets get back to doing what we've been doing for the past year and a half.
Now if you'll excuse me, i'm gonna go do what I do best - pop open a cold one and get my rocks off on a fucked up horror flick. Once I sober up, maybe i'll jump on here and write up a little review. It's probably the only thing i've ever been real good at doing, so I figure I should probably stick with it.