A Glance Inward


Tomorrow marks the end of the first full year that I've written for this blog (I started in June 2011, so the year was already halfway done). I don't like to do milestone posts, so I didn't write anything for the one year mark. However, I'm low on content this week, so consider this a sort of make-up post for it.

How do people normally start for these things? I guess they start with how they've changed in the time that has past. I started the blog mostly out of a fit of boredom...I thought it might help with my writing ability and it was on a topic I enjoyed. In the beginning, I only had a few reviews and my posts were fairly summary-heavy, which is something I've worked to move away from.

I've kept to my style of screenshots for episodic posts and wallpapers for everything else. I moved to my owned domain...changed my layout a couple of times. My posts are a lot more structured, which makes it easier to keep up with the post count I keep (not sure how much that works against me). That about sums it up.

Things I could improve upon? I'm still fairly indecisive, so my opinions are usually easily swayed and likely very weak. But I dunno how I'd even go about changing that. I'm sure my website appearance is due for another rework, but that will come when I'm willing to put in the effort. I'm still low-confidence when it comes to this site too...I stop myself from advertising it because I feel it's not good enough.

I really have no idea how long I can keep this up. Who knows what will happen...especially if I get a demanding job. I think the reason I'm so strict about not missing a day with my posts is that I fear that when that crumbles, the blog will be on its way to decline. Kind of funny when I think about it. Anyway...that's all I got. Thoughts? (Note: this is actually the second revision of this post...the first one actually sounded pretty whiny. I hope I was about to get rid of that).



  • feal87

    Dec. 30, 2012, 4:27 p.m.

    Well, truth to be said I felt the same as you sometimes during these 2 years. I believe that if I slack even one day I'll never really recover from it while blogging.

    Luckily blogging is quite funny and doesn't take much of my time (even considering that I work everyday). Let's keep working hard Marth! :D

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 30, 2012, 5:03 p.m.

    ...are we done yet?

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    feal87

    Dec. 30, 2012, 5:33 p.m.

    We are never done Mr Marth, ours is a neverending battle! We must keep going forward! :D

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 30, 2012, 6:26 p.m.

    neverending sounds like a long time...but you're immortal and I'm not, so I guess it works out better for me

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  • chikorita157

    Dec. 31, 2012, 5 p.m.

    Congrats on your first year. However, I think you can use a new design, but everything else seems to be fine.

    Aside from that, good luck on the next year.

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    marthaurion

    Dec. 31, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

    yeah, it's due for a workup

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  • Highway

    Jan. 2, 2013, 7:23 p.m.

    I don't hold to the same 'post a day' regimen as you and feal, but I do feel like I need make a schedule based on shows I'm doing and get posts out within 2 days of the show's release. I actually haven't missed a single one yet, but I'd definitely feel like a slacker if I didn't do that.

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    marthaurion

    Jan. 2, 2013, 7:35 p.m.

    well, I can do it because I naturally write short posts (maybe 200 words at the most for an episode post). If I miss something, it's usually because of a sub group screwing up my schedule. They're pretty unpredictable.

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