[Blogged by Mike Marinaro]
Hello, dear friends!
You may have noticed that things look a little different on the site now, and you’d be right! Critically Touched has been “moved” to a new domain: http://www.criticallytouched.wordpress.com. The reason for this change is simple: this new site is completely free to run whereas the old site was 100% custom built by me (MikeJer) and hosted on a paid-for domain. Fear not, though! All of the core site content — reviews, articles, blog posts, and comments — made it in the transfer, so what you love most about Critically Touched — the quality content — is all still there to enjoy.
(Note: The Forum will remain untouched for the next week or two to help ease this transition, but that too will be switched over to a brand new Forum. Unfortunately, I was not able to copy over all the historical Forum posts, so we will have to start anew there.)
Life has done what it does to people and my personal life no longer has the time nor desire to single-handedly maintain an ever-growing website and community. In light of this, I have decided to step down as Administrator and Editor-in-Chief of Critically Touched and hand the role off to the fabulous Jeremy Grayson, of The West Wing and Freaks and Geeks review fame. I know he will do a great job at steering the future of the site forward.
It’s been a truly fun 12 years contributing my time and joy into making this site and community into what it is today, but it’s now time for me to step away and move on to even greater personal endeavors. I will still haunt this place and read the latest content being posted for the foreseeable future, so you’ll likely still see the occasional comment or possibly even the rare content contribution, likely in the form of a blog post or a film review.
Farewell, my friends! (Imagine me riding a horse galloping over the hill into the sunset, getting knocked off said horse, and then finally getting back on as the camera fades to black.)