Daily Archives: September 5, 2020

The End of ElvisBlog — Part 2

Here is an interesting fact for you. Sixty-seven people have subscribed to ElvisBlog since I announced last year that it would be closing down on January 31, 2020, its 15th anniversary.

If they had gone go back far enough in the archives, they would have read that I planned to make ElvisBlog.net a static site. No new articles would be posted on line.

Well, that didn’t happen. I had hoped to continue ElvisBlog as a new subscription service with the posts sent directly from me to the readers’ email inboxes. Only 18 people thought it was worth $10 to get new posts every weekend for two years (over 100 posts). That really disappointed me, and I dropped the idea.

However, I did realize that I still had a lot of Elvis collectibles and needed to offer them for sale to blog readers while I still could. So, I paid for another year on my blog platform (until January 31, 2021) and posted this:

“I keep finding more Elvis stuff that you fans might possibly like to own, so I need to do more posts to put them all out there. These will be balanced by an equal number of regular posts. When that’s all done, ElvisBlog will come to an end.”

That plan went well until Covid 19 hit. There was so much fear and uncertainty, that it just didn’t seem like the right atmosphere for selling Elvis mementos. And I stopped.

I did keep posting regular articles, but with a slight change. One of the reasons for retiring ElvisBlog was to be freed from all the time it takes to produce good blogs. Instead, I posted a lot of one-picture blogs with a simple caption underneath. And I started reposting old articles from the archives. This saved me a lot of time.

It also pumped up the total number of posts since inception. I am now at 965 and am on target to reach 1,000 posts by January 31 next year when my blog platform would be up for renewal.

So we have five months left together. I want to find new homes for everything in my Elvis collection, and I want to hit post number 1,000 on the day before I close it all down.

So, stay tuned to see some interesting Elvis collectibles offered at really low prices.

Thank you,

Phil Arnold

Original ElvisBlogmeister