Nothing like angry small children and weather continuing to mess up my plans to post things when I want to...
My "New Years Resolution" for 2020 is to focus on content-creation on my website. In the past few months of writing occasional reviews and/or participating on the Chop Shop podcast, I feel like I have at least become comfortable in finding my "voice" in regards to speaking/writing about comics. In looking at other blogs, bigger press mediums on comics, and podcasts, I feel like several things are lacking for readers like me, the folks who feel like they are playing constant catch-up in the world of long-storied multiverse franchises. In order to carve out a space in the marketplace of ideas, my goal in 2020 is to attempt to do the following, with a higher degree of consistency than in 2019:
With all of these in mind, the plan is to transition from using this blog as a sole mode of catharsis and stress relief (which it still will be, regardless) but attempting to create a broader readership or to find ways to interact with other folks like myself in the twitter-verse, and see what other folks would like to see covered which may not exist in other outlets.
Will I succeed with these five goals and create the website of my dreams? Probably not....but that doesn't mean I'm not going to spend a hell of a lot of time trying, because my journey back into the medium of comics in 2019 was something I loved a lot, so this will be a love of labor and other things.
First review and thought piece will come this week as we are facing an ice-pocalypse at home!
The journey of a 30-something father of three who's trying to break into the world of reviewing comics after a loooooong hiatus...