Irina is Being Lazy

Hi Guys, I’m just going to have a little chat with you today. Not talking about anime at all. So feel free to skip it if you’re only here for that sweet anime content.

Lately I haven’t been able to contribute as much to 100 Word Anime as much as I would like. But I have excuses. Good ones…well factual ones…. I’ve been sick and work is actively trying to kill me with an impressively intensive schedule for the past 6 months or so. I’m not prone to either stress or burn out but some serious efforts are being made. However, as great as these excuses may be, they are just excuses.

Bottom line is that I consider my blogging experience a hobby and that’s how I approach it.

hobby is sleeping

That’s fine for my own blog. I can just throw any old thoughts and bits of whimsy I may have on there cause it’s my place. It’s o.k. if I occasionally make a bit of a mess. But over here, I want to keep things a little more tidy. I want to contribute posts that won’t embarrass my host and that are in tune with the rest of the site. It’s a bit more challenging and sometimes I don’t feel up to it.

So that’s why I’ve been procrastinating about putting something out here. No big secret reason, plain old tired and lazy. And for the first time, I can understand what bloggers talk about when they mention blogging guilt.

I’ve created a cozy little ecosystem for myself over on my blog. I already know the random set of conditions I need to fulfil in order to feel happy and satisfied with my work there. Sometimes it doesn’t work out as well as others but as long as I stick to it, I know I’ve tried my best. But when you’re essentially a guest in someone else’s house, you can’t just decide everything for yourself. You could but you probably won’t get invited again.


Then again, who needs a second invite if they can’t get you to leave! Am I right!!

Anyways I am feeling tired and oddly guilty about not posting enough and guys it s_cks. Am I allowed to say that here? I’m not sure how else to put it. It just does. For all my blogger friends that have gone through it or are doing so now, you got my sympathies.

Since it does s*ck, I’m going to try to stop doing it. I’m going to work a bit harder to make sure I cover both blogs as much as I can…. eventually. Work is still insane but I’m hoping it’s going to calm down soon. Which is why I put together this little announcement instead of just doing it.

TLDR: I am planning on reinforcing my contributions here as soon as I can so I hope you will stick with me. Have a great day!

Contributed by Irina
from I Drink And Watch Anime!

12 thoughts on “Irina is Being Lazy

  1. First, re-read Lumi’s comment — it says a lot of what I was going to start out saying.

    Second, if you’re worried that the quality may have slipped, please do let me put your mind at ease. I pretend to be upbeat and positive in my reviews, but in real life, I’m pretty vicious. I notice drops in quality. I make mental notes and scowl disapprovingly.

    You had no drop in quality. There was not a single scowl in sight.

    I’m also not sure what you mean by not posting enough. You post daily on your site, and you post often here. That a lot. If I may channel Shinra for a moment, that’s “Post-More-Than-Almost-Anyone-Else-in-the-Aniblogging-Sphere” a lot.

    On one hand I admire your ambitions, and on the other hand, I don’t want to see you flame out.

    That would be really disappointing.

    So, to conclude, please re-read Scott’s comment, then Kapodaco’s. David Boone’s, too.

    I feel much more eloquent when I can liberally refer to other comments like that!

  2. Get some rest, Irina. Tend to yourself and your health first–we can and will wait.

  3. You’re afraid to say “sucks” here? I’m been using “shit” in almost all of the Visualist x100!!!! posts thus far and she hasn’t said a word. (Did I just out myself?)

    But best of luck to you, Irina! Many enjoy your posts whether they’re once a day or once a month. We’re a patient bunch (probably), so don’t let the guilt overtake you! Work on what you need to.

    1. I think I’m still good for my daily posts but It’s the extra essays for K that are a bit more demanding. I hope to get back on top… Thank you so much for the support.

      K is way too nice to say anything. She’s a classy lady and a good boss!

  4. Honestly, you, Karandi, hell everybody who does semi-regular posts on this site are super impressive. I can’t even fathom how you guys muster up the motivation to write everyday, I can barely write an article per week. I TRIED doing a daily post this month, but that’s obviously petered off. Work makes me numb to more “work”, so I’ve just been playing video games in my spare time and reading manga in between shifts. Juggling all that is annoying to me because I COULD fit in blogging but I just feel like I’d be half-assing it.

    I CAN curse because I’m not writing here, ha-ha!

Share your thoughts.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.