Since my website went live back in 2003, I've gotten a lot of emails from people regarding my display. Really nice compliments, inquiries into my techniques for prop-building or photo-taking, and cool links from people showing me their own props or directing me to sites they know I'd like. And sometimes I get negative ones.
When I started my blog, I decided to choose the option that allowed me to moderate any comments that were posted. That way I could moderate spam or anything that I felt was blog-unfriendly. The following is a comment I received this morning and I thought I'd share it, in the spirit of Glasnost : )
"Don't expect you to post this, but let's get serious! Your shift in themes into your 2008 display was bad! Both your photos and your video are just not up to the caliber of your previous hanuts! You have your fans! I'm one and have been for several years. It's hard to keep the displays fresh and inviting! Having seen what you can do in the past, I expect more of the creative Pumpkinrot I've come to love. Tough as it may be you must get away from your stick men. You also have to freshen your blog...You are the best but you have to reach down inside and find the creepyness that drew so many to you... As I said, I don't expect you to post this... really I don't want you to. Moderate and delete... then go to the basement and get your creep on. Blow all of us away next year! "