Pulling plugs

It was very nearly 12 years ago that I splashed out for my first domain and web hosting account, and have been maintaining Pulpmovies.com ever since. Originally the site was hand carved (badly) from raw HTML. Then I became interested in managing the site dynamically and got as far as learning PHP and writing half a content management system before switching to WordPress (initially as several instances tied together with a bit of SQL and, finally, as a single WordPress instance.

The site itself has given me the opportunity, initially, to talk about the films I was seeing when I first moved to Amsterdam. More recently, it has provided me with access to films that I would otherwise not known about, some of which have been superb.

Maintaining Pulpmovies has been both interesting and enjoyable and I have gotten a lot out of it. But priorities change and I am increasingly finding that I no longer have the time to devote to watching and talking about films. It is with some regret, therefore, that I shall be slowly starting to pull the plug on the site in the near future.

I have a few unwatched and unreviewed DVDs that I want to get through over the next couple of months. After that, I shall be putting Pulpmovies on hiatus.

This post, however, is to remind myself to stick to this plan when I next receive an email about some really interesting sounding film that someone has just completed.

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