Saturday, April 16, 2022

On a Personal Note

I haven't used this space as an actual blog in a long time. I've been using it as a catalog of my various podcasts, which is useful, but I'd also like to use it for other things, whether just recording random thoughts or capturing reading and watching projects. I've been talking about reading and watching projects on places like After Lunch and Hellbent for Letterbox, but it would be nice to have a written record of them, too.

The trouble is that I hit a fence back in December when I stalled out on the Christmas Carol project halfway through the introduction of the Ghost of Christmas Present. I just lost the time and ability to keep up with it. And then other things started piling up behind that. I never did my annual recap posts of the books, movies, and music that I enjoyed the previous year, for example. I've always found those kinds of posts useful to refer back to, so it hurts that I haven't gotten around to it. 

And then there are the reading/watching projects I've been into like The Shining and its adaptations, The Ring and its adaptations, screen depictions of Nancy Drew, and I just finished listening to Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH on audiobook and then watching The Secret of NIMH. I'd like to have a written record of all that. 

So, what I'm going to have to do is climb over the remaining Christmas Carol entries from last year. They've become a mental barrier that I'm having a hard time pushing through. So I'm just going over them and will start working on my 2021 recap posts instead (backdated to January, since that's where I'll look for them in the archives in the future). After that, I'm calling it a clean slate. I might go back and capture some recent read/watch projects or I might just pick up with whatever I'm doing at the time. It'll be more exciting to not have that decided ahead of time. 

And then, at some point, I'll go back and finish introducing the Ghost of Christmas Present, also backdated to keep things organized and make it easier for me to find and reference them later.

1 comment:

Jack Tyler said...

No worries, Michael. Every blogger has found themselves where you are at some point, and every blogger gets it. Bringing everything up to date is more than most of us ever accomplish, so, well-done. We'll be ready when you are!


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