Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Vern's Videovanguard is going to the farm.

Sit down kids, because I have something important that I need to tell you.  This site is getting older and well, he just aint moving like he used too.  I remember when we first brought him home, and how feisty and full of energy he was.  I use to write several reviews with him and sometimes could post three or four articles in one week alone.   It developed into a great site from then and received a lot of praise from various bloggers and advertisers throughout the years.  Most people were glad that it stopped peeing on the carpet and biting people.   It was even nominated for a LAMMY at one time and I even think it helped find the missing daughter of Mr and Mrs Farnsheart. 

This was my very first blog and I loved spending every waking moment that I could with it.  Every time that I wasn't at work or on a date or with some friends I would be with it.  There were even some days that I stayed home on a weekend just so I could spend more time with it and I would never trade those moments for anything. But lately I've been noticing that he doesn't get as much attention as he once used to.  This is mainly my fault as I've been concentrating more on my new pets.  The Vern's Video Vortex, The As You Watch Podcast, and Silver Screen Speak.  I feel downright awful about this, because I love this site a lot.  It has helped me get in touch with a lot of other great pets and their owners. It also helped get me in contact with the new pets I have now.  I remember taking my site to The Large Association of Movie Blogs and visiting their blog park. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful.  They came and shared their blogs with me.  In return I was allowed to bring mine and visit theirs.  We sometimes would have discussions on different posts we would write with our blogs. We would like and share them with other people and over all give support when needed.  There was the occasional disagreements here and there here but nothing too serious. To everyone who has visted this site and have allowed me to visit yours.  Thank you.  It makes me very happy to know that you loved this blog as much as he loved you.  He will leave this place knowing that a lot of people have cared for him.

Today I looked back on some old posts I've written with my best friend. This was really tough because they brought on so many wonderful memories.  Some of them I'm really proud of and some I wish I spent more time with.  But all in all they were really great and I will cherish my time with them forever.    I plan to keep this site up for as long as I can so that the memories will never fade.  My plan is to revisit this site and the past work I have done so that it can help guide me in giving my new pets all the love and attention they so richly deserve.    This site was a really great friend and I'm so sorry to let it go.  As I write this tears begin to form in the corner of my eyes as I remember the first time one of my posts hit over 100 views or the first time I got a comment that wasn't from a spam account.    I miss you and I will always love you.

I hope you will visit me and my new pets at the links in this post. Please leave your condolences below   Thank you so much for reading.   I will have a new post on the new site shortly, but I need some time to grieve.  


  1. I'm sorry to see Videovanguard go, Vern. I'm sure you haven't made the decision lightly. I can understand "good intentions" versus "time actually available", though. I'll be sure to continue keeping an eye on your other projects.

    Rest In Peace, Videovanguard.

    1. Thank you so much for those nice words Brandon. I thought I could handle writing for two blogs but it gets to be too much.

  2. You have no idea how sad I am to see you leave this site Vern...

    I have a lot of good memories just conversing with you on here and on my blog, because you were the first blogger to actually take the time to read my stuff and encourage me to move forward with it all. For that, I will always be grateful. If I could thank you in an Oscar speech, I would.

    Good luck with everything in the future. I look forward to reading more of your work on the Video Vortex :)

    1. Keep doing what you are doing Ben. I fully support the work of all movie lovers.

  3. Sorry to see this blog go, but I look forward to reading your posts on your other projects. As someone who finds it difficult to maintain one blog, I'm in awe of anyone who can maintain multiple projects and do them so well.

    On a side note, I appreciate all of your comments on my blog and the support. It really means a lot!

    Good luck with your future projects.

    1. Barry thank you as well for all of your support too. I really appreciate it. Keep up the great work on your site as well.

  4. I know I haven't been as social recently Vern but I have always read your site. You were one of my first commenters and one of the reasons why I joined the LAMB.

    Sorry to see you go!

    R.I.P. :(

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