Monday, May 27, 2013

Farewell from CNN Observations

"What to do when the one you love doesn't love you back" - That is a title of a blog entry I ran across on a totally different subject than this... but it's fitting.

That's how it's been for the past year or so when working on this blog. I love CNN, and most of the time was accused of just regurgitating their press releases and saying nothing but good. That may have been the case, but when we did give CNN their medicine, boy did I hear about it!

Organizations need to be able to take the bad along with the good - especially when there's far less bad than good.

That takes the fun out of it for me. I'm a fan. First and foremost. I'm not a blogger - I just use blog software to get the job done. Sure, sometimes I don't want to give away a source, and that MAY end up making me a blogger. I want to connect fans with information about their favorite CNN anchors, correspondents, and shows. It was fun getting to beat everyone to the punch breaking the news with the details about Robin Meade's new branded morning show.

Since we launched in November 2006, we have had a lot of fun with the blog, such as being the first to report about updates to the Asia-Pacific HQ Set, the move of Richard Lui from CNN Pipeline, new CNNI worldwide correspondent branding, interviews with CNN past and present, and fun things including a tour of Studio 7 as it was being completed at CNN World Headquarters (I was unable to provide coverage there, unfortunately!)

It's time to move on - it's been fun. The articles are still up in case you'd like a look back.

Thanks so so so much to everyone who's helped make this blog what it is today. You've all been such a huge help! I couldn't have done it without you.

I plan on keeping this domain and my CNNO twitter account - unless I can get a good offer for it! E-Mail me - if you're interested.

Thanks for the memories! You can catch-up with my other goings-on at the links below.