I’ve gotten some confused comments over the last few days since I integrated HisGoldenEyes.com into PagetoPremiere.com. Many of you say you liked the site as it’s own site, and are disappointed. I just wanted to explain why I integrated the two! First of all, please understand that it was a hard decision for me to make as well. I have been putting this off for ages, and I totally understand where you are all coming from. I also was a bit concerned about merging the sites, HisGoldenEyes.com was my first site, and it’s been open since 2007. I was very attached to it! However, I recently decided that it was the best decision for all of the dedicated Twilight fans, as well as for the sites themselves, to bring Twilight news into Page to Premiere. Here are the reasons / information.
1) HisGoldenEyes.com has been receiving a very small amount of visitors recently, because my heart has not been in it. I’m just not as enthused about posting just ‘Twilight’ news, all the time, anymore.
2) The ‘Twilight’ franchise is about to end, in November, and no more films will be filmed or marketed for release. HisGoldenEyes.com thrived on movie news, and the excitement for the next film. After the franchise ends the traffic will only continue to fall.
3) Where will all the visitors of HisGoldenEyes.com start to go after it all ends? They’ll go to different fansites to follow different books to the big screen. That’s what PagetoPremiere.com is for! There is plenty of fun and excitement relating to lots of new stories, and I think you will all enjoy them as well.
4) All the content you used to read when you went to ‘HisGoldenEyes.com‘ is still at that url. Try it! It will still take you to all the latest news in the ‘Twilight’ world, and we’ll still be posting. All the exact same content.
Basically, as much as we wish it wouldn’t be true, after the movies are over there won’t be 24/7 ‘Twilight’ news. There still will be some news, yes, but there won’t be nearly as much as there has been in the past. Also, from my perspective, I enjoy writing on a site that is constantly growing. HisGoldenEyes.com was slowly shrinking so I didn’t have nearly as much motivation to post, and it wasn’t nearly as fun. I want to keep ‘Twilight’ news interesting and exciting. By including ‘Twilight’ news here, we can still have lots of Twilight-related fun, even if there isn’t enough content being released by the studio to merit it’s own site.
I completely understand where all of you are are coming from and would love to hear your ideas for future ‘Twilight’ content. Have any ideas for PagetoPremiere? What would you want changed in the layout? Do you have ideas for weekly features? Sound off in the comments!