Happy New Year I QUIT!

Well, maybe that’s a bit over-dramatic sounding, but it’s not really untrue. I’m just not feeling this anymore. Too often these days I find myself feeling like this is more of a chore than a source of fun.

Maybe knowing that I’m going to have to majorly cut down on my entertainment time and blogging time in six months or so when I finish my degree and go back to working full-time again has soured me on this and I feel like tapping out earlier than planned.

Maybe I pushed myself too hard pumping out 2-3 posts every single week for the last 18 months straight even though sometimes I don’t really have all that much to say about a given piece of entertainment.

When I play a game like the recently played Call of Duty: WW2, what can I really say about a game like that? It looked nice and the shootin’ sure was good! Blah blah blah. You’ve heard it all before.

I don’t know. Sometimes I play something or watch something and have a ton I feel like I need to say about it and maybe in those rare cases I’ll still find myself typing something out.

Or maybe I should just make big group posts about games, much like Watchin’ Stuff and Night of the Emus instead of trying to fill up a whole post about every single game I ever play, or stick to only writing about more obscure games.

Or maybe I just won’t find the will for any of it again and I’ll just walk away and spend the time I use here on one of those serious writing and/or game projects I keep telling myself I’m going to start seriously working on any day now…

All I really know is I just haven’t felt like making any more new posts for a while now. In fact, I wrote this about a month ago, after weeks of not feeling into it anymore, and everything since, aside from a couple of movie posts, has been me just posting the last of the pre-written things I had left.

I feel like I should tell you that I’ll at least still be lurking around Twitter and you can still find me there @Richenbaum where maybe I’ll at least still spit out plenty of much, much shorter opinions on games, but on the other hand I’m feeling kind of soured on that front too. I feel like I might as well just be talking to myself over there, so I’m not sure what the point is of spending any time on there either.

So to the small handful of real people that actually read this stuff, thank you for your time and maybe I’ll see you around again someday, but then again….maybe not….

This entry was posted in Misc.

12 comments on “Happy New Year I QUIT!

  1. Dan Petito says:

    The good thing about the blogging thing is there’s no right or wrong pace as far as writing goes. Stick to the stuff you really like, whatever and whenever that might be 🤜🏻🤛🏻

  2. Marathal says:

    thank you for the postings. I’ll be here if you pop in, and good luck on the degree.

  3. The Otaku Judge says:

    Sorry to see you go. Maybe you are suffering from burnout? Try to post less frequently and only write about stuff you have strong opinions on. All that said, I am in no position to offer counsel. It’s been two weeks since I last posted. This year I probably won’t be on WordPress much.

  4. I’m sorry you’re feeling like you aren’t getting as much from posting. Maybe a break might help? Honestly, I’ve been feeling the same about my blog recently so I do understand where you’re coming from.

  5. Never hurts to take a break. Come back when you are ready.

  6. Good luck with the degree – that’s the most important thing. You can always come back to the blog when you’re inspired again. Best wishes and a happy New Year!

  7. LightningEllen says:

    Good luck with everything, dude! When something fun feels like a chore, I understand the need to step away. I enjoyed your posts!

  8. ignitedmoth says:

    Congrats on being so close to finishing your degree. That’s awesome, and I wish you the best of luck with everything. 🙂 I’ll miss your posts, but I totally understand.

  9. Peter Saturday says:

    I know how you feel and have thought many times about quitting, this year is 10 years of blogging for me on Universal Dork! It still feels like I don’t get all that much engagement or really any revenue, but sometimes it’s fun, if it’s something I’m pumped about. That being said, I really do enjoy your “Watchin’ Stuff” blogs most! Good stuff!

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