Kadzilla Says – New Beginning Marks an End

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First of all, a Very Happy New Year to all of you! Hoping that 2011 brings to life all your most precious dreams… and that you’re blessed with good health, prosperity, happiness and loving relationships throughout the year and beyond!

And now for the bad news… this January 2011 issue is the LAST issue of Kadzilla’s Lounge. Yes. The magazine will not be continued after this issue, though the archives will remain here for anybody who drops in.

I know some of you will be genuinely disappointed with this news, but, it is not possible for me to continue the magazine at the moment, with all the last-minute submissions! Just like the rest of you, I also have professional and personal obligations, that don’t miraculously disappear at the end of every month. :P

Also, at the moment, I have no wish to convert this into a direct commercial venture. Neither do I wish to create another “blogging community” that gets its traffic solely on the basis of promises of personal interviews, or vote-based contests in which entries are voted for without even being read!

The USP of Kadzilla’s Lounge is its high standard of writing and presentation – the quality of content, combined with an equally powerful visual appeal. And I wish to let that remain unchanged.

I thank you all for sticking around for the last so many issues. It was great fun meeting you all and interacting with you. Wish you success in all your ventures.

Cheers! :D

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Roshmi Sinha said...

Hey Kaddu... don't do this. Don't discontinue 'Kadzilla's Lounge'. Please. I've just started...

Why don't you decide on a cut-off date... for folks to send in their entries/posts? The cut-off date based on your convenience... and strictly enforced. Whatever submissions come in... within that date that is... go forward. No posts to be accepted... beyond that date. And no reminders to be sent...

So what if very few come in. Quality is better than quantity any day, anytime! What??

I would be very sad... if 'Kadzilla's Lounge' were to discontinue. Please don't let it. I'll be a regular contributor... I promise. And no last minute submission from moi... henceforth.

January 3, 2011 at 11:02 AM
Rachit said...

Something I never dreamt off in 2011. Its sad and disheartening. It was the best thing which could ever happen to me. I wish you take back your decision. I have a suggestion for you, why not have more people on your editor and administrator forum? That will certainly take off some load from you.

January 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Rachit said...

I know it may be difficult but, still not impossible. Please think once again before taking any final decision.

January 4, 2011 at 12:24 AM
Tanay said...

I came across the magazine only few days back, so haven't been able to study much about it. But I wish to tell you that you shouldn't get disheartened enough to stop writing here. You can alter the frequency of the magazine. I also feel that this post might be a wake up call for your authors, who could be embarrassed emotionally by this and may request you to change the decision.
Good content always gets noticed. I've read enough here to appreciate the quality of editing and content. Give it a second thought. Lows are always there occasionally, and they don't remove the highs from destiny.

January 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM
Karthi said...

Its dis-heartening and sad to hear that you are shutting down KadZilla. I request you along with others to reconsider this decision.

As one of the contributors of KadZilla, I take responsibility for not submitting enough material. I don't want to go and hide behind 'I am too busy' routine. However, I was genuinely out of station for the past several days and I came back on Monday. I actually started writing an article for KadZilla Review Bench. Ironically enough, I took a resolution of writing at least two blogs post a week - one for my blog and other for KadZilla.

IMO, these kind of situations arise in every community-based start up (I don't mean this as a franchise - just an expression). It takes time and effort. I think you should do it no matter what.

Maybe instead of publishing it like a magazine, you can allow users to post articles without restricting them to deadlines. As far as reading and commenting on other blog posts are concerned it depends as not everyone will like what I write or interested in what I have to say. They might not know about something I write and feel it might not be the right place to place a comment. It takes months of effort to get recognition and comments. (Just my opinion).

I liked this forum, because as you said, it had something for everyone. I liked the niche area it was focusing on. I also liked it when my article got picked and published in your forum. I am thankful for that.

Anyways, if you reconsider and decide to start, I shall send my article by Friday. Hope you change your mind.

-- Karthi

January 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM

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