This is essentially a watered down version of an update I gave to patrons a few days ago.
You may have noticed I’ve been super busy recently and I haven’t been able to keep up my fairly intense, 3 post a day schedule that I maintained for the past few years. The short version is a lot of people have left where I work, new people have come in, and what threw me out over the last week was I actually was given a temporary promotion that will carry over into next year. That’s both exciting and terrifying simultaneously.
I’m really torn on that for the simple reason that I love my blog and everything I’ve done to build it up and ideally I want to spend more time blogging, not less, and more time creating content. But I would be kidding myself and lying to you if I said that was going to happen in the next six months while I’m trying out this new position.
What this means for the blog:
Firstly, as I told patrons already, I’m pausing payments on patreon for the next six months and I’ve removed the ‘become a patron’ button from my signature. If you follow an old link my patron is still there and if you sign up, you will be charged one month up front, but as payments are paused, you won’t be charged again until I stop pausing it (at this stage I’m going to re-evaluate at June 2020 and will let patrons know before payments are resumed so they can choose to stay or go at that point).
Secondly, I’m still going to watch anime when I can and write episodic reviews, though the number of shows being covered is going to decrease for at least the next two seasons. As for other posts, when I have time I will try to write lists and features but I won’t be able to do so consistently.
At this stage, Irina and I are still hoping to work together and hopefully we’ll cover something together in the new season, but that will depend on both of our schedules as both of us have been pretty hectic lately.
I want everyone who has followed and supported the blog over the years to know that this is definitely not the end. I do intend to seriously pursue blogging, however it is likely that it won’t be for another 2 or 3 years before I can give the blog the time and attention it needs to really grow.
Thanks to all my followers and readers. Hopefully you’ll stick with me while I try to blunder my way through the next six months and find a new rhythm that works for me. There is nothing more fun than being a part of this community and discussing anime and I very much intend to find a way to make time for this to continue.
Thanks for reading
100 Word Anime.