An Unfortunate Announcement
Hello, this is Jeff typing, and I have an unfortunate announcement to make. A few days ago Metten and I acknowledged the 350 lb mama’s boy in the room, and finally had a conversation about the future of this website.
And we’ve decided to take it down.
This is something that makes me sad, because it’s been a lot of fun. We’ve been at it for roughly a year, and, at the risk of sounding self-congratulatory, there’s some really funny shit posted here.
But, for whatever reason (needless to say, I blame myself), Mockable never attracted a large audience. At one point there were roughly 500 visitors per day, which ain’t too shabby, but it’s decreased over the past few months. Not a good sign.
When I came up with the idea for the site, I envisioned it as a depository for comic bitching about the little everyday things that irritate us. I thought we’d get to the point where Mockable pretty much ran on autopilot, as readers provided the content.
Indeed, we received a lot of great submissions, and I thank everyone who participated. You guys are awesome! But the large, vibrant community I imagined never gathered. Again, I take the blame.
I want to thank everyone who visited the site on a regular basis (both of you), everybody who submitted a guest Mock, and especially Metten.
Over the years I’ve attempted to collaborate on various projects with people, and it hasn’t gone well. There’s usually a disparity in passion, if you know what I mean. One of us is more committed than the other, and it leads to hard feelings and the wheels quickly flying off the project.
But Metten has been committed throughout. In fact, he’s largely responsible for keeping the site operational over the past few months. At the end I was posting fiction one day a week. WTF?
So, anyway. Thanks for everything. And you haven’t heard the last of the Metten/Kay collaborations. This one didn’t work, but the next one will. I’m convinced of it.
Metten might want to post a goodbye, as well. Or maybe he’ll let this one speak for both us. I don’t know. But we’re going to leave the site as it is for a week or so, then remove everything but our farewells. We agree that Mockable shouldn’t just sit here dormant and sad and flaccid.
So, if you’re interested, revisit the archives while you can. And we’ll see you guys elsewhere, real soon.