Yesterday a wonderful human being, name Tony D’Ambra, from over there at Filmsnoir.net…decided to call it quits…and I will let him tell you, in his own words why he decided to “hang up” his “blogging gloves….”
….”I had figured on going out quietly! Thanks again to all of you.
As my dear friend Sam Juliano has intimated, I need to spend more time with my family.
Blogging was taking over my life. Not just the need to research and write posts, but the commenting on the other sites. I was neglecting my family and became a slave to my PC. It was also becoming an unhealthy ego thing, where blogging became an addiction for self-validation. Truth be told, I was confronting writer’s block more and more, and as I read more about film noir and film genrerally I realised what a hack I really was. I am my own worst critic, and I was becoming more and more dissatisfied with what I did manage to write. So I decided to go ‘cold turkey’ and make a clean break – this is not to say I will not be tempted to go back, but I know I have the resolve to stick to my decision.”
Tony said,”Truth be told, I was confronting writer’s block more and more, and as I read more about film I realised what a hack I really am. I am my own worst critic, and I was becoming more and more dissatisfied with what I did manage to write….”
[Editor's Note] Personally, I know that he isn’t a “hack writer,” but an excellant writer, who(m) reviews were short and concise and to the point!… (When people write for me I ask them to be short, concise and to the point!… On the other hand, Tony, may have “suffered” with “writer block” even though I “never” detected it in your writing(s).
And here is more from Dee Dee:
Quite a character he (Tony D’Ambra), is…Contrary to the “hilt”…I think this is what I admire about him the most…I know being contrary or going against the grain want bring you many friends, but like a man name J.B., on my friend Leah’s blog said, “Contrary is good…it show that we are still alive and kicking!” ….
….and I agree and it calls for lively debate and the person that is usually being contrary isn’t being difficult, but is usually challenging you, in order for you, to think, question, ponder, ruminate and most definitely, contemplate.
Tony D’Ambra, a true friend, to me when I first discovered this thing called film noir, nearly 2 and half years ago.He has always been kind, respectful and funny, especially when it comes to our interaction together.
His wonderful wit, sense of humour, bravery and the fact, that he is “fearless“…I think he called it like it is and said, it like it was….I truly, don’t feel it’s “Good-by,” but more like
“Good-Night!”….For now…Sweet Prince!