Hello everybody, very long time no see. Immediately marks the fifth anniversary of my weblog. Sarcastically, it additionally marks precisely one yr since my final submit on right here. I wished to briefly clarify the place I’ve been and what my plans are.
After my final submit in July 2020, I willingly determined to take a break from anime running a blog. I used to be changing into careworn concerning the weblog to the purpose the place I couldn’t even watch anime. My interest, which is meant to convey me pleasure, was inflicting me misery. So, I ended watching seasonal anime and stopped running a blog. It was going to be a brief break, however alas… life occurs.
In lieu of writing about anime, I labored on different artistic initiatives. This took up a variety of my free time and artistic power for a pair months. Round Fall 2020, nonetheless, I fell into a nasty despair that lasted till round Spring 2021. I barely wrote in any respect. I began to really feel higher after growing my anti-depressant dosage (I’ve been on the identical dosage for years) and felt impressed once more! The issue was, I nonetheless hadn’t been watching anime, so there wasn’t something for me to write down about. I additionally work 40 hours every week as an editor, so I are inclined to get burnt out on writing periodically. To make issues worse, planning initiatives and sticking with them may be very troublesome for me – depressed or not. I believe I’ll have ADHD and wish to get examined quickly.
At this level, I’ve been watching anime once more for some time – yay! – though I’d like to complete my different artistic challenge earlier than I begin running a blog. (The opposite challenge is a secret, sorry!) If I needed to guess, I’ll most likely have extra time to weblog in the course of the Fall and Winter of 2021. However no guarantees. I actually have to make that clear. I received’t make any guarantees about creating content material. I need to proceed this weblog, however I don’t need to stress over it anymore. I’ll submit when I’ve the time and inspiration. When/if I return to running a blog, there will probably be no set schedule, no less than at first.
I was afraid of my weblog changing into “irrelevant” and that’s a part of why I careworn a lot about it. My year-long break taught that it’s okay to be “irrelevant.” I went an entire 12 months with out posting something, and other people nonetheless visited my weblog. I’ve discovered that I don’t have to solely watch the newest and biggest anime to be a superb weblog. I can take my time watching anime, so I’ll really get pleasure from it. 5 years in the past, I began this weblog for me, and nobody else. I’ll write about what I would like with out caring about traits or what different individuals assume.
Even with no single submit, my weblog did higher – stats smart – than ever this previous yr. I’m each shocked and flattered. Thanks ❤ The articles which can be performing the very best are ones I took my time with, ones the place I actually liked the anime and analyzed the crap out of them. I’d love to do extra of that. I miss it. That being stated, my favourite kind of piece – evaluation articles – take a very long time to create. I’ve some concepts for weblog posts, however who is aware of after I’ll get round to writing them… hopefully within the Fall or Winter like I would like.
Thanks a lot for everybody’s continued assist. I’m unhealthy at replying to feedback, however I respect all of them, I promise! When/if I get again to running a blog, I look ahead to seeing extra feedback and reactions. Within the meantime, I’m nonetheless writing manga opinions for The OASG. You should definitely examine them out! I’ll submit some opinions right here to fill within the void. I additionally sometimes write poems and quick tales. I’d love some suggestions on them!
Till we meet once more… at any time when that’s. Jaa ne~!