This coming season I will be running a gameday post for every game just as we have for each game since the inception of this site. That will not change from previous years. However, I will not be doing gameday shops for games. I will not spend my whole summer making 82 gameday shops that 99% will not notice or even acknowledge. To be completely honest I no longer care to spend the time nor care to put for the effort in making shops that most will scroll past just to get to the comment section to talk about off-topic or vaguely unrelated comments. Running this place is a thankless job that I took on and will continue to do. However, the level of participation by cbloggers has dropped to non-existent. No longer are gameday shops provided or posts written. Folks are often too busy “screaming into the dark” about topics or events in their life that no one else is discussing. I refuse to scrap this place but the level of enthusiasm and community are hardly alive for me. This place was started on the principle of a site for the cbloggers by the cbloggers and instead has turned into other sites where 1 person makes content for the others. Cblog has always been a special, caring, and thriving place that provided more than just a community to discuss hockey. Recently it is beginning to devolve into just the opposite. Now people pop in to take shots at one another when before people used to drop in and say hello every morning and good night. The task of running this place went from a righteous duty to a draining chore. With that I will hold up my end of the unwritten deal and hope others will step up to the plate.