So this post is about some blogsphere rambling, normally I’m only pestering Miette-chan with these thoughts, but today I will give you an earful, too and some of my random pictures.
Worry not, this is no “Good Bye” post. I know there has been a lack of figure reviews in recent months, but this was due to my reduced Preorder Roadmap in the beginning of the year.
In the next few weeks I will have new figures again
After years of figure reviews and blogging I’m still no celebrity and nobody sponsors me. lol, actually that never was something I had in mind with this blog, but well you get greedy XD
I partially started my little blog figure review project, to make my freetime more productive.
I do these things since nearly 5 years now, my style definetely changed a bit compared to my first reviews, but I’m obviously not inventive enough to make this blog more interesting.
Well, I often thought about some things, merchandise for example, but I don’t feel confident enough to offer things like a photobook. Haha I’m not much of a business man, you know?
Or would you like me to offer postcards?
I’ve met many great and inspireing people in these few years, there was a lively exchange of great figure pictures, entertaining reviews and opinions so far. It’s still fun for me today, nevertheless often I feel a bit sad about certain things that changed within several years.
The most important thing is the general decreased activity.
What is left from this cozy figure blogsphere from once, not much I unfortunately have to say.
I’m someone that would like if good things would last forever, it’s a naive thought to be blunt.
Nothing lasts forever is something life tells us nearly every day, also in blogging things change. I often feel like riding on a “death horse” when working on a wordpress post these days.
I start to think “Oh, come on nobody is interested in this, why do you even bother?”
I don’t have an answer for that, I’m so used and happy to write posts regulary, that I don’t really care about other free time activities like playing games or things like that…
With enough motivation you can review and create content without receiving feedback for quite some time, it is far more difficult to deal with that, when you always had a certain amount of feedback. When this kind of feedback decreases over time, it’s somehow diffcult to stay as motivated as before.
Nowadays when I see uncommented post during my regular blog check, I often feel sorry for the author, since I know how much heart and effort is put into creating posts. But, I know it from myself, sometimes it’s hard to find something to say when you aren’t familiar with the topic or don’t feel like commenting on the same figure for a 4th or 5th time.
I saw many authors ceasing their blogging activities in every year, I’m honest about it, it always made me damn sad, but I won’t blame anyone for it. In life prorities change thats a matter of fact, family, partners or work have influence on what you want to do with your limited time.
I always enjoyed to comment on figure related blogs, as more and more blogs went in hibernation, I tried to discover new figure blogs, but except a few very positive examples, it was rather a disenchantment action. Unanswered comments, in my eyes are a really rude thing towards your audience, sure sometimes it’s difficult to create a somewhat sophisticated reply, but at least show some appreciation torwads the commenter, otherwise the motivation to comment again is pretty low, don’t you agree?
Still, it’s not that I’m angry about anything in particular, I actually wanna thank everyone who once or still delivers content in the figure or anime related community, I read most of your reviews and enjoyed exchanging opinions with you, don’t feel bad if you are doing something elso nowadays. Thank you for the inspiration and all the happy memories I received.
Do you have an opinion about that? Or an advice for me how to make this blog more lively 😉
Do you still enjoy creating posts, even when “no one” seems to care these days?
I was always worried to create this post, since it might upset a few people and made me look like a weirdo, what I certainly am, but so what it’s done. I know that this won’t change anything, but I feel better after I’ve put these thoughts into words.