Howdy people of the internet and to all my fellow subscribers who check out my blog on the regular. I’m just dropping by today to give you a little update about how things will function on this blog for the foreseeable future.
While I have been pretty inconsistent with my blogging over the last 6 to 12 months, I have still be around to bust out some reviews, news and other topics of conversation for you lot to read and hopefully enjoy. However, times have changed, I preoccupy my time a lot with many TV shows and playing video games, plus my attitude towards writing reviews has changed a lot. Now I love writing reviews and writing in general, there is just something very satisfying about putting thoughts to paper, or in this case thoughts to typed words online. And since my brain never technically turns off, I always have something write about. You should see my draft section on my blog, since I’m always coming up with ideas of stuff I want to talk about on my blog, the drafts never cut down, and actually get bigger. Right now it is around 93 and counting haha.
Last year, when writing reviews I noticed that it started to becoming more work than fun. I know I’ve talked about this before, but I just wanted to mention that writing has become tougher. Maybe it is because I’m far more laid back and lazy or maybe it is due to no longer living in Sheffield or maybe it is because I’m no longer a student of university. Whatever the reason is, writing reviews sometimes feels like the hardest task in the world, whether it is having nothing to say about films or finding it hard to put thoughts into words, sometimes I just avoid blogging because it can be a tad stressful and frustrating, and that is the last thing I want for this blog.
I started this blog for recreational purposes (I hope I’m using that word correctly), it was just for fun and to spark up some conversation with like-minded individuals. But some days I really dread going to the cinema because I know I’ll have to review it because at this point I feel like I have to do it out of obligation to my blog and I do not want this blog to feel like work. Never. A blogging friend, Claire from My Reel POV, gave me some advice about what she did on her time away from blogging and suggested ideas for me too. While I would like to take a break from this blog, I know I wouldn’t be able to stay away for long and would come back with a vengeance haha.
Basically what I’m trying to say here is that I’m going to be slowing down, taking a few breaks here and there and possibly only talking about important films and news. Now this doesn’t mean I’m gone forever, that’s impossible, I’ll just be doing things a little more sparsely. Thanks for reading yo. 🙂
March 3, 2015 at 9:31 pm
You sound like me! I’m slowing down on my blog too because it got to the point where it felt like work rather than fun. Last week was my first time watching a movie in 5 years where I didn’t write a review afterwards!
At the end of the day, you gotta do what works best for you. 🙂
March 3, 2015 at 10:29 pm
I’m glad to know that there are others who do have this kind of problem and wish to keep their blogs a work-free zone and make it fun. And wow, 5 years? That’s mental. Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book. Thanks for commenting yo, it was very much appreciated. 🙂
March 5, 2015 at 2:20 am
Hey man, I totally can see where you’re coming from. When blogging stops being fun and feels like work it’s completely understandably to think of a different approach. I have to say I always enjoy your posts and our conversations. One of the reasons I started blogging was to talk about shows and movies with other like-minded people so it’s very cool that we’re on a similar wavelength. Whenever you’re back from a break to talk about an important film, news or whatever’s on your mind I’ll still be here lurking around haha. 😀 All the best to you & see you around !
March 6, 2015 at 1:03 am
Dude, you flatter me, I swear I’ll have to buy you a drink if I ever make it your neck of the woods. 🙂 As for blogging I won’t be gone for too long, just be taking some occasional gaps and probably avoiding doing a few reviews and saving myself for the stuff I want to write about. Once again thanks for the support, you sir are one of my favourite people in my blogging circle of friends. 😀