After several months of consideration, I've decided it is time for the dreaded “going on hiatus” post. I started Public Transportation Snob four years ago, and it’s been rewarding to connect with so many great people through the site. I’ve traveled out of town to meet fellow bloggers, welcomed them to St. Louis, and chatted for countless hours on podcasts. It’s been awesome, but sometimes it’s time to tackle a new challenge. I’ve made adjustments and tried to keep myself engaged with writing about movies. Even so, the best move at this point is to take an indefinite break from this site.
This choice relates to my “Pop Culture Decluttering” plans described last month, but that isn’t the only reason. I love digging into films and they're messages, and my mind won’t stop that activity. The ratings and short reviews will continue on Letterboxd, and I’ll try to give more reactions on Twitter as I go. They just won’t be put together in full reviews on this site. My posting frequency has gone way down in the past few months, and it makes sense to say something official. There are so many different tasks that occupy time at work and home, and this blog will exit that list.
I’m calling this hiatus indefinite because there’s still a small chance I’ll re-appear on the site periodically. I may get inspired to write about the second season of Deadwood (when I finally watch it) or to dig back into revisiting Stargate Universe. If Michael Mann directs another film, I’ll have to discuss it somewhere. It won't be the same posting frequency as in the past, however. Regardless of whether this is the last post on this site or not, I’ll still remain active in the online community. In a strange way, I may actually watch a few more films because there’s no concern with writing about them here. Guest posts may still happen down the road too. The possibilities are endless, but it’s time to step back. I’ve written more than 750 posts since March 2011; it’s hardly been a quiet endeavor.
To anyone who’s read, commented, or passed along a kind word about this site, I’m eternally grateful. Thanks to all of you for making this such a fun project!