Saturday, December 24, 2005

Holiday News Postings

Gord made sure everyone knew that we would be posting news over this holiday weekend. As we have for the past few years. Heck, the last time we had a day without a news post was Oct. 11, 2003 (and we like to mention that frequently, too...it's a statistic we're proud of!).

But at the same time, Gord's spending time with his family and his girlfriend, and I'm spending time with my wife and son of course, and my wife's family (unlike the cliche, I adore my in-laws). So please forgive us if the news posting happens later in the day than you might wish.

We assure you that we have some very cool stuff to pass on, and today's Dungeons & Dragons news isn't the only surprise we have in store for you. Tommorrow look for cover art for a cop show's third season among other swell news and rumors, and Monday we'll revisit the cop show theme for some news that will really make some of you happy! And we'll have a Degrassi update for you on Monday as well. So stay tuned!...

Well, we know that this doesn't include all of us, but for all of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

7 Comments:

At December 24, 2005 9:32 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Can't Wait...

by the way Everyone have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanuka, and A Joyous Kwanza

 
At December 25, 2005 1:28 AM, Blogger Pete B said...

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Always look forward to the news here... no big deal if it is later in the day or not to me! :)

 
At December 25, 2005 10:46 AM, Blogger peggy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your families and thank you so much for having updates even on holidays for those of us that don't really do much for the holidays. It is great to have something new to read when everyone else is away.

 
At December 25, 2005 11:48 AM, Blogger Dave Lambert said...

All of our holiday news is posted now. I think there's gotta be something there for everyone. I'm going to go out for now, but I'll check back in tonight with a look at how our predictions for 2005 did and I'll start to get warmed up for some similar predictions for 2006 (to be posted on New Year's Day). Enjoy the holiday, all!

 
At December 25, 2005 9:01 PM, Blogger The Thomas Montalto Blog said...

Hmm, keeping news to release on Christmas? Does that count as a consecutive day? ;-) Hope you had a great Holiday!

 
At December 26, 2005 12:54 PM, Blogger Dave Lambert said...

TMB, are you saying that what we're doing is "cheating" in some way? :)


News comes in all the time, and we post as much as we have bandwidth for and save the rest for another day. Sometimes we just forget to post something (see today's C.O.P.S. news for an example of that). Sometimes we're not authorized to release info until a certain "announce date".

For holidays, I think it serves the majority of our readers very well to know that, with all the other entertainment news sites taking time off, they have someplace to go to read something new and interesting.

Our main heartburn with holding on to news is the idea that we'll "get beat" by other reporting, whether it be another website, or by a trade mag, or a retailer listing, etc. So we try our best to get the biggest, most important pieces of info out there as soon as possible. But we remind ourselves that we're not living to do just this, and that we can't do it all, and if we "get beat" then oh well; it's not really a race.

Don't forget, we're no professional journalistic site. We're a couple of guys who have full-time jobs (and in my case a family), and we don't have the time each day to post every bit of news that comes across the pipeline? :)

 
At December 26, 2005 3:44 PM, Blogger Gord Lacey said...

It's also something that happens in the print world all the time. They'll schedule a story for a Saturday, even when they could run it on the Tuesday.

I think if we posted every bit of news the second we got it then we'd be burnt out on some days, and bored on others.

 

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