So, here we are again. For those who may be visiting for the first time, HHN Legacy has been around before. A few months back, I decided to walk away from the site. I was in a very complicated part of my life. I had health issues, money issues, job issues, questions about if I was moving to Los Angeles, and a few other things going on. I run this place by myself and it just became too much for me to handle. Perhaps, I just needed a break in hindsight, but nevertheless I made the decision to close the place down.
I did have a few other things I was working on on the side as well, but they never panned out. That being said, I was humbled and shocked by some of the reactions from people when I said I was walking away. I worked hard to get this place up and running. Most of this site was created on a very shitty Netbook. It was frustrating, and took me the better part of a year to create this site. When I closed the site down, I placed it in my back pocket just in case I ever decided to return. I had also worked too hard to just delete everything. Maybe subconsciously, I knew that I would eventually resurrect the place.
For the past couple of weeks, I had been asked by quite a few people to return. At first, I was adamant that I would not bring the site back. Granted, things in my life are starting to stabilize a bit and I would be able to give more attention to the place. The other thing that always bothered me, was how doing HHN Legacy, changed the way I experience Halloween Horror Nights. I created the site as a fan of the event. When I closed the place down, I was beaten down and quite frankly disgusted by things I had experienced over the two years I ran HHN Legacy.
I became less a fan, and more journalist. I use that term extremely loosely. I aint no journalist. Some of the individuals I had met either from the fandom, or other websites, legitimately made me angry. Some are just downright horrible people. I had enough going on in my life, I didn't need to deal with those headaches. The state of the HHN community over the past 3 years, is also something I have no interest in revisiting as I go forward either. I became too entangled in those shenanigans, and it made the event a horrible experience at times.
So why bring the site back? Because I love HHN. It's more than a passion for me, it's a lifestyle. I love to discuss, share my experiences, have others share their experiences with me, and share the love for the event. Universal Orlando is like my second home. I enjoy sharing my experiences with other people. However, there will be some changes going forward.
First off, I know many liked them, but my video blogs will not be returning anytime soon. Those became too time consuming for me to do. Perhaps one day, I will do them again, but for the time being everything will be in writing. There are plenty of other HHN video bloggers out there you can view to get speculation from. That brings me to another point.
I have no interest in trying to complete with some of these other huge websites. HHN Legacy will be more subdued than in the past. I will be working at my own pace. I am only one man, and do have a life and job outside of this place. There is no physical way I can be as quick as some of the other places. The site will have more of a personal feel going forward. More of a blog. I also don't have the resources those other places have. If things are a little slow, I apologize, but I will try and keep and active flow going.
No video blogs like I mentioned, but I am trying to start an audio podcast that I will try and do once a month. We will see how that goes in the future, but I make no promises. For the time being, things will be minimal. You can always follow my Twitter @HHNLegacy for faster updates.
So that's about it. I'm happy to be back, but I hope some understand why I won't be as active as I had been in the past. I won't be a ghost, but also not be as prominent as I tried to be. I am staying put in Orlando for the foreseeable future, and may even be moving closer to Universal in the fall. My health is getting better, and my head is a little clearer. Let's do this!
HHN LEGACY OWNER