This past couple of years, I’ve noticed that the direction of my blog has skewed heavily in a certain direction. It’s mostly since I started talking about seasonal anime actually, I started to invest more and more time into episodic reviews and reacting to shows on a weekly basis as they came out. Here’s the thing, I’m not going to say this is a bad thing.
In fact, blogging like this introduced me to a whole little community that made me feel welcome and actually encouraged me to write more. The problem is, the more I focused on this aspect of blogging, the less time it felt like I had to spend on things that weren’t in aid of my blog.
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The following post is one of my greatest shames of the past few months. Rok of Solitary Observation was gracious enough to approach me to perpetrate some kind of collaboration interview. Unfortunately, he approached me in early December when I was neck-deep in my Best of Year series. A series that apparently burned me out so much that I haven’t exactly been prolific thus far in 2021.
So, I want to start this post by apologising to Rok for taking so long to get my shit together and get this post up.
Not a whole lot to be pretty blunt about it.
Usually, when it comes to these kinds of update posts, there are a bunch of reasons about how real life got in the way. Something or other had come along and forcibly ripped the writer away from their previous work. In my case though, I really haven’t been doing anything.
After December, I was starting to feel a little burned out. I’d written so much towards the end of that year that I felt like I needed a little break at the beginning of this year. The problem with me and breaks is that I know how my brain works. A short break becomes a longer break and before I know it I’ve fallen out of the habit of writing anything. Sitting down and getting words out becomes a struggle.