Update: Okay…so maybe I was a bit too hasty (I even say it down below). Due to popular demand (and yes, I count 2-3 comments as “popular.” Your opinions are very important to me), I’m going to keep this post, but it’ll be more compact, just what I’ve finished in the duration and what I’m currently reading. That should take me two hours or less every other week, which is really all I ask for.
I’m sorry for seeming capricious. I don’t normally make decisions this quickly, and I think it was more my chronic fatigue talking. I was extremely exhausted last night and just didn’t have the energy to do the post. I think if that happens again, I’ll just say that instead of just completely nixing something that generates such good conversation. The next SOTR post will be in two weeks with whatever new format I decide to go with.
On a positive note, I can say that I’ve used the term “final” just like my favorite game 😀
A weekly post I was updating every Wednesday then every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I added to my to-read list. You can still friend me on Goodreads where I have an account.
I don’t usually make decisions like this so quickly, but as I was doing my evening reading, tired as usual, I started to consider what benefit this post actually brings. Obviously I love talking about books/reading, but I can do that when I post my reviews. This post sometimes takes me over three hours even with the modifications, and by the time it’s up it’s late. I usually have nothing else pertinent on the days I do it, because it takes so long, and since I’m trying to catch up on all my reviews and play all the games, I had to do some account taking.
“But TSN,” you shout, “didn’t you move to a biweekly schedule in order to make more time?”
Yes, dear friends, I did, but I’m fighting a never ending battle with time and fatigue…and they’re winning. The rules of war constantly change.
As of now, no. SOTG doesn’t take nearly as long as SOTR did, and I do SOTW every other Sunday, which is a weekend. Also since I schedule out my reading as opposed to scheduling out my gaming, I’m going to keep up with the former without needing a weekly or biweekly status update.
I’ll continue to update my progress on Goodreads every Wednesday again, since that takes like five minutes, and of course you can message me there if you want to talk books. There’s also Twitter and my contacts, which should both be under my About section.
By doing this, I’ll free up an immense amount of time, which I can then use to catch up on my myriad reviews, watch LPs, play games, write, etc. so I think it’s in both my and my blog’s best interest. It also gives me more time to interact with all of you lovely people since I’ve started checking the WordPress reader on a daily basis instead of relying on the weekly email explosion, which can take me over a week to clear up.
I love the idea of status posts, and they’re great so long as they don’t take up too much of your time, but when posting about what you’re going to do takes more time than you actually doing it, it might be time to consider other options.
And that, as they say, is that.
Or not…I can be so damn capricious.