All Good Things Must Come to an End

After almost 3 years at the helm of the VideoBox Blog, I’ve decided to step down to pursue an exciting job opportunity at Kink.com.

The decision whether or not to continue writing the blog was a very difficult one for me, but in the end, the choice came down to one thing – quality. Writing a blog post, depending on how long/complicated it is, can take anywhere from a few hours to more than a day. It’s clear to me that I can’t give Kink my best work and have time to deliver consistent quality to the VB blog. Trying to do both would just make all parties unhappy.

When I first started the VideoBox Blog, I was incredibly nervous. With no idea of what to expect, I worried, “What are our members really like? Will I be able to write things that will interest them? Will they be nice to me?” To be honest, nothing prepared me for how positive this entire experience would turn out to be. To some degree, it was gratifying to write about a topic I enjoy, but the main reason I ended up loving the blog so much was the readers.

I am incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to write for such interesting, funny, and (to my great relief) kind people. Thank you to everyone who has ever read this blog – especially those who’ve shared stories and opinions, asked questions, or even tried to get customer service help from the comments section. Especially my friend ropeadope, who I know will continue to do his usual amazing job with the blog after I’m gone.

I’m getting all verklempt, so I’ll just end by saying that this is farewell – not goodbye. I have a good feeling that you’ll see me here again. (In the meantime, feel free to come say hi on my personal blog.)

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29 Responses to “All Good Things Must Come to an End”

  1. Steve(DRHouse) Says:

    OMFG…Im very Sad you leave us…but i wish you all the Luck of the World! I loved your blog.
    Thx for your work and sharing Stories with us!
    Big Greets from Germany

  2. coatrack Says:

    I’m not sure I ever got around to saying how much I appreciated your blog posts before today. They were great.

  3. Michael K Says:

    Hi Alison. I just want to wish you good luck in your new opportunity as a Project Manager for Kink.com, and I have no doubt in my mind you’ll be very successful with them. Also, I want to tell you that even when I don’t post to much in this blog due to lack of time for it, I used to ready of all your post since day one, and I want to thank you for interesting, and funny post. Best Regards, Michael K. :-)

  4. Michael K Says:

    My bad! My last sentence was supposed to say, “Also, I want to tell you that even when I don’t post TOO much in this blog due to lack of time for it, I used to READ all your posts since day one, and I want to thank you for your interesting, and funny posts.” Sorry, English is my second language! :-D Take care, Alison!

  5. rj Says:

    good luck

  6. JDC Says:

    You rock girl, love your blog posts!! Good luck at kink

  7. Mister Handy Says:

    Sorry to see you go, and thanks TONS for passing on the link to your personal blog. Good luck on the new gig!

  8. Starryknight Says:

    Alison, (I finally managed to write your name without adding an extra l :) ) This is a very sad day and VB will never be the same. To me you were the face of the site. A smart, sharp witted, kind and attractive presence that I will miss very much. Even though I did not comment that much, I read every one of your blogs and watched the interviews. They were great.

    You are a class act and I wish you the best wherever life takes you.

  9. ropeadope Says:

    A very sad day for VideoBox, the VideoBox membership, and the blog itself. Alison, I’m forever grateful for your bringing me aboard the blog, all your help in my early (and not so early) blog submissions, and your patient tutoring of my blog skills. For the past 15 months, I’ve always looked forward to Fridays. No, it wasn’t in anticipation of the VideoBox weekend DVD uploads. It was because Friday is Alison Day. And what could be better than a new Alison blog article? As far as I’m concerned, Friday will continue to be Alison Day. All the best in your endeavor with Kink, and anything and everything else you decide to tackle in the future. We’ll leave the porch light on.

  10. HotScooter2 Says:

    Alison:

    a big cyberhug hon you will be missed. i think all your loyal readers wish you the best and will miss you. if you are at peace with your decision that is the important thing. all of us need to make changes from time to time

  11. rj Says:

    Sorry, this is going to be off topic. Did I miss a blog post where they said they were going to remove the Quick Preview feature. For months I’ve been getting the, “We’re sorry the URL that you requested is not available” message. I’ve emailed support and still nothing. OK so I just checked an OLD video and it does work there but still?

  12. alison Says:

    You guys really know how to make a girl feel special. Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. You’re gonna make me cry!

  13. Flurgh35 Says:

    Best of luck on your new opportunity!

  14. garbman Says:

    Best of luck to you , Alison we will miss you for sure. As rope mentioned I to look forward to Fridays an the blog posts. You are welcome to come back any time.

  15. HotScooter2 Says:

    Hey girl:

    will you still be interviewing porn stars that we can see online? you got a unique style of interviewing,a schoolgiirlish approach with your combination of giggling and blushing. i just love that blushing you do. it is a real turn on

  16. G Says:

    What a shame I actually enjoyed reading your blogs. It was a great addition to videobox when you started writing all the fun and intresting topics of the porn world. I’m really gonna miss you man. good luck at your new home though. its been great having you around.

  17. Rael Says:

    I also don’t think I ever commented on how much I enjoyed the blogs. They, and you, will be missed, Alison.

  18. woaihonggg Says:

    All the best to you! Come back anytime you can. Look out KINK!

  19. deadip Says:

    No need to cry. Just relish the thought how much you are loved and how much you will be missed. Best of luck to you and your endeavors beyond VB. The Site won’t be the same without you around, but hey when opportunity comes calling who are we to stop you from jumping ship for bluer Oceans and Whiter Sandy Beaches???
    Good luck, Alison and be happy!!!

  20. DB Says:

    Well, damn. Congratulations on movin’ on up! I second G’s comments; you conduct great interviews. How ever will we do without you?

  21. alison Says:

    Thanks, you guys. I’ll seriously miss you too. We’ll talk soon though…

  22. jeff Says:

    wow this is terrible….it was always great to have Alison’s perspective on here…wish you were going to somewhere like AVN instead because that Kink.com site is kind of scary… :)

  23. davros Says:

    I’m saddened to see you go. But I suppose I should congratulate you on your new job opportunity as well. I’ll be dropping by your personal blog from time to time to see what you’re up to, that’s for sure. Thanks for posting the link to it.

  24. xtcbyme Says:

    As one can read here many times over even those of us who spend too much time listening to the head without brains – we can and do appreciate a good thing. Alison I am not a big commenter but I am sure like those whom have taken the time to post here and the many others like me that read and just enjoy your topics I wish you all the best on your new adventure. Best of luck. And I do hope to read your comments from time to time – just to know you still stop by!

  25. sted Says:

    Allison, arrivederci and shalom aleichem. May your new job be all that you hope, and more. I, too, am a nearly non-commentator who thinks you should know that you’ve meant an awful lot to the silent majority of VB members.

  26. fat_assed_rush Says:

    dude u said the same thing a year or two ago when u started prochromatic. is this the porn version of brett favre. when can we anticipate ur comeback. see ya then, fat_rush

  27. Starryknight Says:

    @ fat_rush you came up with a good idea. Videobox you need to come up with the necessary millions to get alison back for another season :) .

  28. Papayaman1 Says:

    I’ve just got back from extensive travelling and so this is the first I heard of this. I hope I’m not too late to add my thanks for your great work at VB and to wish you luck in the new job. Stay well and stay cool.

  29. ColdFX Says:

    Best of luck, Alison. Happy Trails