Official Notice: Cheap Shot Entertainment as you know it will soon be over
April 25, 2009
Hi everyone, Shaun here, breaking my vow of silence. That's because I needed to update our few and loyal readers with the big change that is coming soon to Cheap Shot Entertainment: the new site will be launching sometime next week, and I needed to prep everyone for the shift.
Firstly, this isn't just an aesthetic shift. In the years since Cheap Shot Entertainment launched, it has become an umbrella moniker for several services that we've been providing on the side, such as web design, animation, and video production. It's gotten to a point now that our services are garnering more attention for the brand than the blog, and it's time the site reflected that.
That isn't to say we're just gonna grow up though. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm working feverishly on getting Class Mishaps - our original home - back online for your viewing pleasure. This means that while Cheap Shot moves forward, our bloggers will be returning to their roots. And for the few that have been with us for the long haul, this might mean something to you: Chuck and Roger will be back.
So if you have a particular post you love off of this blog (and how could you not what with classics like Joey saying "The Office" sucks or that time I got mad at Qwest?) you'll probably want to save it somewhere, because next week those are going to be removed from the general public's record when we change domains and servers.
So in summation: Cheap Shot Entertainment is going corporate, but Class Mishaps is coming back to keep us entertained.
Keep checking in with the new Cheap Shot Entertainment site for news on the Class Mishaps launch. Hopefully it will be up within 3-4 weeks; just in time to start promoting that crazy project of mine and Joey's.
It's been a great ride so far, and I'm looking forward to it finally getting crazy again. I want to thank Munuviana for all the support the community has offered; they gave a lot and we only gave mediocre blog posts in return, so thank you for being so generous.
And a special shout out to Harvey from Bad Example for all of the support he's always given us. You always gave us audience, even when we never really deserved one.
This is my last post before our re-launch
February 09, 2009
It's been a long journey, but Cheap Shot Entertainment will soon be closing its doors in the coming weeks and re-opening with a new design and purpose.
To cement this change, I am going to deny myself the privilege of making any posts for you until the new site is unveiled. I hope that by challenging my character via this posting that it will continue to motivate to make the transitions necessary to go from plans to success.
I also wanted to publicly announce that Class Mishaps will have its own site in the weeks to follow Cheap Shot's relaunch. It won't make sense to keep those comics with Cheap Shot anymore after the launch, and you'll see why when the time comes. Plus, Class Mishaps at the peak of its popularity was big enough that it would only be buoyed by other projects. I'm excited to see what happens when the comics are re-released to a whole new audience, and see how well the old strips hold up upon re-posting.
For now though, goodbye everyone. When the site comes back, you may not recognize our new blogging style and direction, but to those that have been with us since the beginning, I promise you that our spin-off/return to Class Mishaps will be in the same vein as our previous blogs.
I can't wait to be blogging for you guys again. I hope I earn myself the privilege very soon.
How is everyone? Good?
December 15, 2008
Life behind-the-scenes with Cheap Shot only continues to get crazier and crazier. At some point I feel like I should put together a comprehensive guide to getting your own business started, but a lot of curve balls and unforeseen expenses have already started racking up, and for you, the reader at home, there's nothing quite ready to show for it.
My life has kind of devolved into "I'm working now," vs. "I'm making a conscious decision to not work right now." The double-edged sword to developing a web business is that the tools necessary to you to work are available at all times. While this brings an extremely accessible level of convenience to everything you do, it also means that it's always there lurking over your shoulder. It's a new, interesting situation to schedule hours in your mind for when you need to not work.
Of course, in this volatile climate, having too much to do isn't necessarily the worst problem in the world to have.
Anyway, this current iteration of Cheap Shot Entertainment first started coming together with our first post in November 2005, and it's exciting to finally be taking it to its maturity. I hope come the new year I can finally share with you guys' what the lack of entries and ambiguous promises have signified.
Until then, Merry Christmas, and have a Happy New Year!
~Shaun "The Turning Point" Capehart