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Editor’s Notebook: Updates Galore

Late last month we released a new layout of our website that was to allow us to present our content in manner we've been working towards for some time. Unfortunately, the design came with some issues that needed to be cleaned up. That cleanup left the site virtually silent news and interview wise. That's now over.

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Keeping It Short and Sweet

If things look a little bit different around here it's because things are different. As promised on our social networks, we have been working very hard behind the scenes leading up to this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to bring you the best user experience at Soap Opera Network, which not only includes the most up-to-date soap opera related content, but also a more visually appealing layout with page speed in mind. As a result of our new design, there will be plenty of new features we'll be able to play around with that'll…

THE FINAL DAYS OF SOAPnet: The Rise and Fall of A Cable Network

From re-runs of soap classics "Dallas," "Dynasty," "Another World," "Port Charles," and "Falcon Crest," to the launches of original series "SoapCenter," "Soap Talk" and "General Hospital: Night Shift," SOAPnet was defined as the "new way to watch soaps" for much of its near 14-year run. With just 2 days left before SOAPnet is no more, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at the inaugural year of a network that gave diehard soap fans their own platform to shout with glee through the death of a network that…

Editor’s Notebook: A Look To The Future + Writers Wanted

Celebrating its 12th year online, Soap Opera Network is currently experiencing its biggest year on record in terms of page views and unique visitors. This year we've been able to provide exclusive insight into the world of soaps while bringing readers inside the minds of some of their favorite characters and actors featured on "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless." As we come off of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we're gearing up for even more features…

Editor’s Notebook: Where’d We Go?

Ten years is a longtime for a website to remain in operation. It is thanks to all of you that we've been able to provide you with the most up-to-date, current and timely information relating to the genre of soap operas between our SON Community and our reporting team. Unfortunately, in the past month there hasn't been much of any up-to-date, current or timely information relating to the genre of soap operas posted on Soap Opera Network by its reporting team.

Editor’s Notebook: ‘The Chew’ Debuts Today and I’m Pissed!

"All My Children's" replacement show "The Chew" debuts today, just three days after "AMC" aired its final episode on ABC, and I can't help myself in wishing it would just go away. No, it isn't the show or what it is all about. In a perfect world I'd care to watch it from time to time, after all we all have to cook good and healthy meals don't we? But it is the way the network went about handling "The Chew" which included non-stop advertising during "AMC's" final weeks on television along with non-stop advertising on soap…

Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The last time I wrote an edition of the Editor's Notebook was August 12, 2008. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since including the cancellations of both "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" by CBS, the near blackout of the Daytime Emmys on broadcast television and news of the end being near for what was considered our soap opera haven, SOAPnet. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is that Soap Opera Network is still around and thriving more than…

Editor’s Notebook | August 12 Edition

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 5:00 AM EST | By Errol Lewis Dear Readers, When we came up with the Bringing.Drama.Closer campaign on Soap Opera Network many years ago, we never thought that 2008 would bring some of the biggest controversies in the daytime world, nor did we think it would be happening off screen and behind-the-scenes. So far we have had the "Days of our Lives" online scandal a few weeks back as reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco and now we have reports that Carolyn Hinsey of Soap Opera…