|This site contains affiliate links to products and services. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.|
I knew I’d be making this post one day, and I figured it would make me sad, I was wrong about the latter. The last 24 hours have been some of the most horrible hours of my life.
This has sort of been in the works for about the last year or so. I haven’t had much fun with this site over the last 2 or 3 years, a new demographic of people have exhausted me. I think a lot of this change started with the proliferation of YouTube personalities over the last 5 years.
Nothing is about information anymore, it’s only about whose saying it. This is true for all forms of media and I really don’t want to be a part of it.
So, those last 24 hours?
I don’t care if anyone comes at me, I’m a big boy and very few of you would ever say it to my face, so I generally don’t care about the cowards and fanboys.
However, yesterday they came at my children and my wife. They came at my family….. little fanboys of certain YouTubers that have obviously been raised horribly. What was in my inbox I won’t even show my wife. I’m tearing up writing this with absolute disgust for how horrible people are becoming. All of this is created by the personalities (I refuse to call them creators), they feed off of it, they profit off of it and they don’t care.
I have over the years had to deal with blowback from things said on OTHER websites and on YouTube channels. Yesterday was the tipping point. There are so many liars, grifters, and generally awful people polluting this niche little industry.
I remember the days when it was just 3 or 4 of us, we all talked and supported each other. Then the copycats came, then social media, then YouTube, I’m terrified about what comes next. Those original folks I still talk to, to this day. They’re genuine and wonderful people. You know who you are and I will obviously reach out in person.
Not everyone is bad, but it used to be a tiny minority, but that minority is growing way too fast for me to keep up, and I’m exhausted.
For those offended by my colorful language on social media yesterday, I’m unapologetic. I wear my heart on my sleeve for better or worse.
What’s next for Canon Rumors?
Canon Rumors will live on with new ownership, I have two interested buyers and a preferred buyer. We will work out the details and transfer of ownership over the next month or two. It’s a bigger undertaking than one might think and I’m sure there are things I haven’t even thought about yet.
This will be my last post on this site. There will be two new writers taking over next week doing the daily posts and updates. I will just be forwarding the information to them.
Once the ownership change is completed, the new owner may keep things the same or change it up.
I have done this for 14 years and had so many fun times and met so many amazing people. That just doesn’t happen as frequently anymore and that really does make me sad.
Well, I have nothing profound to say… so I’ll just sign off.
Craig (Canon Rumors Guy)