Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Admitting When It's Over

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It was bound to happen. We both know it. Almost every blogger who made up our little circle of Goth-Retro-Vintage-Punk Rock blogs slowly, but surely, moved to Instagram, YouTube, or Podcasts, or completely stopped blogging all together. Some of us held on and continued to blog despite the fact that "trend watchers" declared the "Age of the Blog" to be over. I tried new platforms, new content, new everything ... only to find that my readership dwindled. I have to face the cold, hard fact that those "trend watchers" just might be right -- blogging, in this form at least, is over.

Personally, I've been having a very difficult time coming up with content or even getting excited about it. It takes a herculean effort for me to schedule blogging, especially when I have so many other things demanding my attention. And let's face it, it takes time away from other things that I really want to do, like writing and research, making art, knitting, sewing, and learning a new language. I just don't have it in me to come up with content anymore. And I certainly don't have an interest in showing off my outfits or my Halloween hauls. Most of you see all of this on my Instagram account before I even sit down to write a blog. I've gotten to really love the instantaneous nature of Instagram. It allows my squirrel-brain to spontaneously react to my surroundings without having to wait a day or even a week to post what happened. 

Without further ado and for the last time, I won't be blogging in this format or on this platform any longer ... at least not about my personal life. I know that some of you are here because of Bat Fit or the Ration Project or whatever crazy scheme I'm cooking up. That will all continue on my Instagram, this blog's Facebook page, and in the Bat Fit group. However, I won't be blogging like this anymore. 

With that said, I want to thank each and every one of you for a fabulous run! I can't believe it's been 10 years (or more?) since Le Professeur Gothique! I met so many wonderful people, many of whom have become dear friends. For that, I am forever grateful. This is not goodbye, my darlings; rather, it's I'll see you on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Onwards and upwards!


  1. This blog brought us together and made us friends. I'll forever be grateful for it :-)

  2. Farewell, Doctor Z! Wishing you all the best on your continued journey!

  3. Ten years is an excellent run, Doctor Z! We'll certainly miss you, but it really does take up valuable time. 🖤

    However, for a retired person, that's the one thing I have an awful lot of these days. So I'll try to keep plugging away for a little while longer. We shall see. ;)

  4. Love you! I will always remember and think of you, and will check in on your Instagram. <3

  5. Awww an end of an era, but here's to the new! I've been reading, but not commenting due to life stuff recently, I'm glad that you are getting back into a groove. I do have an instagram that I use to follow my sister's dog with, so I'll be checking out there. Take care

  6. Dear Franny. Im so grateful for becoming your friend. Internet is amazing. I will keep my blog and post from time to time, but not more than a few per year.
    See you in the other medias ❤