As I’m sure you probably noticed, things were a bit dead around here for the last month. When I restarted this blog, I was aiming for at least one post a week and up until April, I was doing a pretty good job of hitting that goal. Between new posts, email conversations and re-releasing some of the best posts from the last time I tried to get this blog going, I had a pretty solid four month streak of getting out a post each week. Things were cruising along. It actually felt like this thing had some momentum and might actually be gaining a readership.
And then May happened.
Life got in the way. Work. Friends moving away. Friends moving back. A pretty nasty back injury that I needed to rehab. All of that stuff came first while I set my writing to the side. Sort of. Ironically enough, I wrote a lot throughout the month of May. But the things I was writing were different. They weren’t good. They were cynical. They lacked a point. They weren’t particularly fun to write and as such, I imagined that they wouldn’t particularly be any fun to read. So I didn’t publish them.
You guys can thank me for doing that, by the way. I spared you all from some real shit.
And so now it’s the summer. While things are calming down a bit, the weather is getting nice and there are things to do all over the city. Even though life is significantly less hectic, there’s a lot of things I want to do other that aren’t “sit in front of my computer and write about Sylvester Stallone movies”. Thing is, I don’t want to shut this blog down, but there’s no way I’m going to hit that one post a week quota I was originally aiming for. While I want a place to write when I have something worth writing, I also don’t want to just churn things out to hit some artificial quota I set to make this thing feel more “legitimate” or whatever I had thought that quota was accomplishing. That’s dumb. I just want to write and have fun.
So I’m going to do that. It might be a little less frequent than it was before (especially because I’ve burned through most of those old posts), but I’ll be publishing things that I want to write. No more writing out of obligation. It’s dumb and I want you all to actually enjoy the things I write here. So with that, I’m going to go ahead and say that while things may be a little slower around here during the summer, I’ll aim for a higher standard of quality.
You guys can feel free to call me out in the comments if you feel like I’m not reaching that. It’s the Internet. That’s what the comments are for anyway.
And since this post hasn’t been a very fun one, here’s some Nicolas Cage for all of you who stuck with it this far:
In addition to Goodspeed & Poe, Angelo covers the Cavaliers at Fear the Sword, is working on a novel, and spends way too much time on Twitter. He lives in his native Cleveland with his Netflix account and PlayStation.