Just weeks before our 10th anniversary we decided to call it a day and stop with ElvisNews.com. We have done it for nearly a decade now, most of the time with a lot of pleasure, but lately it started to feel more like a job than a hobby.
When this site started almost 10 years ago news on our man was scattered all over the World Wide Web. As a fan you needed to browse through a long list of favourites to collect all of it. Wouldn’t it be nice when you could find it all, or at least most of it, on one site? Looking back we can say we succeeded, but with one big minor; we still had to browse all those other sites to collect the updates for ElvisNews.com. The hobby became a daily job.
Last year we reached this point too, but with some good agreements and time management we decided to give it another try and at least complete the 10 years. Unfortunately that won’t happen. As you might have noticed our hosting service is acting pretty poor lately and since our contract with them will be done in August, we could move to another hosting service. The lack of pleasure we have in this job/hobby lately and the duties we have elsewhere made us decide not to make such an investment.
Oddly enough Michael Jackson’s premature passing took away the last doubts. Both of us were annoyed by a lot of the comments made and almost ashamed we are Elvis fans too. One was so irritated he decided to ignore our own rules and make up some new ones. The other got irritated by that, since to him freedom of speech is more important than disgraceful content on the site. Last but not least our regular moderator quit because of broken agreements, resulting in a mess within days.
We give this background information just to show the limit is really reached. Probably you understand the site is not worth to risk a long time friendship.
We are very grateful for the support we got this last decade, the friends we made and the satisfaction the site gave us over the years. Probably we’ll meet somewhere (around on the internet) in the future, since Elvis will never let go on us.
Adios, we bid you a passionate farewell!
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