I started this blog seemingly, having just become unemployed and with loads of free time on my hands, out of sheer boredom. I didn’t have any one particular subject I felt strongly enough about nor had enough knowledge on to devote an entire blog to, so I opted to showcase all of the creative works I had come up with in the four hellish years I worked at my last job. (Side note: ACTORS + LAWYERS = BAD. REALLY BAD. PEPSI CLEAR BAD.)
But what started out as a simple copy n’ paste sort of hobby quickly became a quest to test my creative abilities, and it was not long after I started this blog that I set forth to create a tiny piece of art everyday. There was not a single point when I told myself this; no particular moment in time when I decided that I was going to spend an entire year posting. But after three months of continuous blogging, where else was there to take the idea of The Eternal Loop but to blog everyday for an entire year?
No where, really, since as of this post I have blogged 365 straight days in a row.
It’s been fun and awesome and goddamn exhausting. My friends and family stopped talking to me because my blog would end up being the only topic of conversation (“Your uncle jumped out a window and is in the hospital? That reminds me of a cartoon I created for my blog last week!”). At least, I think that’s why they stopped talking to me . . . there may have been other factors.
But now that a year has gone by, it’s time for me to take a little vacation from blogging. Go to the beach, travel, meet new people, try new things, and rejoin society.
. . .
Actually, I will probably do none of those things. But I will catch up on reading everyone else’s blogs that I have been ignoring, as well as catch up on all the things in my Netflix cue.
Now don’t fear, dear readers (all three of you, whom I adore)! This isn’t the end, and I won’t be gone forever; I just need to take a break for a spell. And when I do come back (in about a month or so), I won’t go back to posting everyday. It’s too much work, and it’d be nice to have a life away from my computer. Instead, I want to change gears and put quality over quantity. This entire year I’ve pretty much pulled every post straight outta my butt, and I’d like to dedicate myself to making longer, more engaging, and better works; specifically with regards to short stories, short films and readings.
Before I go I would like to hand out some bullshit (but not completely meaningless) awards:
FIRST COMMENTATOR/BLOG FRIEND AWARD – Hyperactive Inefficiency was the first person to leave a positive comment on one of my posts, and was the first “Blog Friend” I made.
“THANKS FOR AWARDING ME” AWARD – Funny or Tragic gave me one of those Versatile Blog Awards, and thus gets one in return. And for being awesome.
BECAUSE SHE’S MY GIRLFRIEND AND HAS HAD TO PUT UP WITH ME TALKING ABOUT THIS BLOG THE MOST AWARD – Die Umlaut. Award self-explanatory.
THE MOST LIKES AWARD – The Nerdybaker has liked more of my posts than anyone else, and as I also enjoy cooking and am a big nerd, I feel a kinship there.
All of these are wonderful, so check them out if you have a chance.
In general, I want to thank everyone who has ever read/liked/shared/commented on this blog. I hope I have been able to entertain most of you; it’s all I’ve ever really wanted to do.