Blog Announcement: End Times

Akashi sees something terrible

I apologize if this appears sudden, but I've decided to take a step back from this blog indefinitely. I think I've been struggling for a long time to keep myself going out a vague sense of obligation, but I think I'm finally done.

I want to stress that I see this as a problem that I have caused for myself. I truly feel grateful for and humbled by the all of the readers I've had throughout the years. It might sound self-aggrandizing, but it's hard for me to believe that I've kept this blog alive for 8 years giving myself a break. I think it's a testament to how welcomed I've felt by the anime community if nothing else.

I generally avoid talking too much about my personal life, but I think it's only fair to explain the large contributing factor to this decision. For a while now, I've treated this blog like a second job, and it has coexisted peacefully with my day job. However, that balance has recently changed. I won't go too much into it, but I essentially chose to take on more responsibilities as a formal web developer (owing a lot of that decision to this blog).

When I started this blog, I was in the final months of college, and I just don't have the same time I once had. I know it might seem silly with the 1-2 hours I spend each day on this blog, but I can honestly say that the time adds up. In many ways, I'd say it's been long enough that I've built much of my life around this routine. I'm probably taking a drastic measure, but I truly want to see what my life looks like when I'm not thinking about these things.

Mile is busted

So, what does this mean for you? For the time being, I will be keeping the site up and running while I consider my next project. Currently, I have no real plans, other than having some stress-free time with my family over the holidays. My personal domain will likely turn into something else eventually, but the WordPress version of the blog won't be going anywhere.

If you're still interested in what I have to say, I'm hoping to move a lot more of my snap commentary to Twitter now that I don't have to feel guilty about reposting the same comments in a blog post. If you'd like to hear more from me, then I think following me there would be the best way. I also do occasional Twitch streams and post random YouTube videos if that's more your thing.

Otherwise, I'd just like to end by saying that I truly appreciate everyone who has read what I've said on this blog. I can honestly say that I don't regret starting the blog, and I'm happy to have had this opportunity.

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  • Terrance A. Crow

    Dec. 20, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

    I completely get where you're coming from. 8 years is amazing -- it's a run to be proud of.

    I'm going to miss your site. I always looked forward to your reviews.

    I'm following you on Twitter, so it looks like I'll still get to see your opinions. So that's cool.

    Good luck!


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