Monday, January 20, 2014

So long, it's been good to know ya

Well, I reckon it's about time to wrap things up at Psycho-Noir. When I started this blog a few years ago, I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it, and in its time it's been a platform for me to promote my own writing, to highlight the work of other writers I admire, to talk about books and movies and sometimes even personal anecdotes. I always tried to keep the focus on reading and writing, even in the most tenuous way (not always successfully). It's been fun, mostly.

But I think this particular blog has outlived its usefulness. For me, and for readers. My goal, early on, was to attract followers and new readers; I managed to do that, to some extent (although no one would ever tell you I'm a "world beater" over here). But my priorities have changed, the world has changed, everything has changed.

I invite you to follow me over at my new tumblr account-- here's the link to that. It's different from this blog in that it exists basically for me to have fun and not worry about content so much (a worry that plagued me here at Psycho-Noir). Mostly just photos I like, videos, the occasional short text piece. You know, the usual tumblr stuff. I imagine that, when I have something to promote, I'll use it for that as well.

I won't be shutting off the lights and locking up here for a couple of months, but if you pop in, just remember that the joint is empty. Some of the better posts here will eventually wind up at the tumblr account, in shortened form.

Thanks, everyone who supported this blog. Thanks for supporting the work of a small-press writer, leaving comments, and being my friend. It's much appreciated.


  1. This is bad news and I'm sorry to see you end the blog. I've enjoyed many of your posts.

  2. I'd just leave it up, Heath. You may pass through here again. You may not know it but I routinely link to this blog from Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. And I've been told to sign up for tumblr. Guess now I will.

  3. Sad to see you go Heath. Best of luck. Michael

  4. Heath, I've mostly been a silent reader here. A damn steady one too. I just enjoyed the hell out of the posts and the variety of them. I'd wish you good luck, but you don't need it. Catch you later down this long road. - Jim