Over the past few weeks, you have probably noticed that Degrassi Online has not been updated as frequently as it once was. I wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a step back from this website over the next few months.
When I started Degrassi Online in 2008 (back then it was still Degrassi-Fans.com), there were very few Degrassi fansites or blogs. Twitter and Tumblr were not as prominent as they are today, and Degrassi was between the new and TNG generations. I started Degrassi-Fans.com as a way to support the show that I loved and believed in. I knew there was an audience who would watch the new generation (then Clare, KC, Alli, etc.), and I wanted to connect to that audience. When I was a teenager, Degrassi was my hope. It was the one thing I could look forward to every week. It is so great to see future generations having that as well.
It has been an amazing 4 years. I have made some incredible friendships in the Degrassi universe and I am so grateful for the experiences that we have all shared together. I have had the privilege of visiting the set of Degrassi, working with the amazingly dedicated people at Epitome, and leading various projects such as our most recent Degrassi Design Competition.
I know this probably sounds like a ‘goodbye’ message, but I don’t intend it to be. Degrassi Online will not be closing completely. You will still be able to find all of our old content, podcasts, etc. You may also hear from me from time to time, but note that I will not be able to update very often. There will be a lot of changes in my life next year as I have been given various opportunities that I am excited to take on. I don’t have the time and motivation that this website requires, but I will never stop watching Degrassi (how could I?).
Love to all Degrassians!