Passing the Torch (Or the Pine-Nut)

Hey, Pine-Nuts!
I know it’s been a bit since anyone last heard from me. Admittedly that was not my intention to disappear on everyone. The fact is, life has been a little all over the place this year and hasn’t allowed much time to spend on online hobbies like updating the site for example. In addition to this, and probably more importantly my own personal interest in the site has lessened in the past couple of years. I fought it and kept to the path and somehow summoned enough motivation to keep the site up-to-date until this year. Sadly, as things often do in life, my passion and motivation for the site weren’t what it use to be. Even with the ten year anniversary this June, I was left feeling less excitement over the achievement. It no longer felt like a fun pastime but at times it even felt like a job. It felt like I had to force myself to update the site. As much as I would absolutely love to continue with the site I can see that I am no longer the right person for the task. So, after many many weeks of procrastination and tossing around the idea of closing the site, I finally found a solution.

So, on that note, I am happy to announce that I am formally handing over the site to a very good friend of mine, Luciana. Luciana you may know already from her very fantastic sites such as Zachary Quinto Network and Jessica Chastain Network, to name a few! I’ve known Luciana for nearly as long as I have owned CPN and if anyone can do as good a job as me, or frankly a better job, it will be Luciana. I know she will do a wonderful job with the site and continue to keep the Pine-Nuts community updated with all the latest news and photos on Chris’s career as he continues to grow.

The truth is I am sad to hand the site over to someone else when I could likely continue to run it myself but when it comes down to the facts, I simply don’t have the same passion or drive for the site as I use to. The site has been apart of my life for ten years and it’s been a fantastic escape for me when life got tough, not to mention all the beautiful friends I’ve made along the way. I am still very much a big fan and supporter of Chris, so as you can imagine it’s bittersweet, to say the least, but I know it’s the right decision for me. I really couldn’t imagine the site closed after all this time and I’m very, very thankful for my friend Luciana and our mutual friend Bubbles as well for taking it on. The Pine-Nuts fandom deserves better than a site being updated half-heartedly instead of the passion and enthusiasm I was once able to deliver.

And so I would like to send a very big thank you to each and every one of you. Yes, you! You wonderful visitors are what made running the site all these years worthwhile even when I wasn’t feeling particularly motivated to update the site, your gratitude, and interaction with me made it worth the effort. You stuck with me all these years, even before me and a select few gathered on an old forum way back when and brainstormed our infamous fandom name, The Pine-Nuts. It’s been a wild ride and one I will remember fondly. So, again, thank you!

Ps – Be on the lookout for brand new updates on the site soon!
XOXO Carol

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