Yes, 2017 is upon us and I’m going into the new year with a plan to scale back a little so I can engage in some other pursuits. The plan is to cut back to three Features a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The challenge to myself will be sticking to that and not falling back into a Monday through Saturday thing again. And believe me, it’s not going to be easy because I really love keeping this blog, I love writing about toys, and I worry about getting backlogged. I basically want to try this, at least for the first quarter of the year, and see how it goes.
The new structure will keep Marvel Mondays, because if I don’t I’ll never get through the stacks and stacks of Marvel Legends figures I have waiting to be opened. Wednesdays will rotate between Transformers and whatever else and Fridays will rotate between DC Fridays and whatever else. Anime Saturdays will continue, but probably only a couple times a month.
By not committing myself to the insane schedule of six days of content each week, I hope to spend some of that newly found time reading my backlog of comics, playing my backlog of video games, and just trying to be a smidgen less obsessed about writing about toys all the time. Ugh, it hurt just typing that. It’s like a parent saying “I’m going to try to spend less time with my kid next year.” If I see myself falling too far behind, I’ll likely supplement with some extra Features, but I’m going to try my damnedest to stick to this.
With that being said, I’m looking forward to a whole new year of chronicling the horrific depravity of my plastic addiction and I’ll be kicking it off tomorrow with the first Marvel Monday of 2017!