Still Alive

It’s been what, like six months now?

Yeah, I haven’t been around for a while.  I’m not really one for talking about meta stuff, so was kind of thinking I’d just fade away.  But Lightning Ellen was kind enough to check in, which got me thinking I might owe you guys a little more of an update than that.  So, if you’re still seeing this six months on, this one’s for you.

So what happened?  Life, my great, mortal nemesis, got the better of me.  Between working full time, classes in the evening, some really major ongoing life changes that are currently putting a lot of constraints on my time, the amount of space I’ve been having available for these personal pursuits had become a lot more limited.  So, this summer, I’ve had to shift around some priorities in order to make life work, and unfortunately, blogging didn’t make the keep-list.  I’ve got a ton of hobbies and a very limited amount of time in general, so I haven’t been the most prolific blogger even in the best of times, but with my freetime fleeing before me much like my enemies, even what I had been able to muster had to go.

And I’ve missed it.  I’ve missed you.  Yes, you specifically, reading this.  There’s a missing part of my heart that only you can fill.  I’ve missed making content for the internet, rather than just consuming it.  And I miss the connections I’ve made through blogging, the networks and friends I’ve been able to tap into.  But, so far at least, I haven’t been able to make things work.

That might change.  No promises, but I’d like to make an attempt at blogging again.  My courseload this semester is a bit lighter, and I’ve got some ideas to throw in.  I’m want to give it a try.  No guarantees, and if I am able to do it, content might be a bit different.  I’ve always enjoyed writing at length and detail a lot more than I’ve enjoyed brevity and efficiency, as you may have noticed, but my current schedule may not allow for that, if anything.  Moreover, I may not be able to connect with others the same way I used to.  Or maybe times will change and I’ll be able to get into all that once again.  Time will tell.

In any case, whether you’re a fellow blogger, a reader, a lurker, a fan, just someone who checks in occasionally, thanks for reading my work here.  That’s really a powerful thing, that we’ve been able to share ideas like this.  Hopefully, we’ll see each other some more down the road.  If not, well, this blog has five and a half years of content behind it.  It’s been a good run.

11 responses to “Still Alive

  1. It’s difficult maintaining a blog, and I’d say you made the right choice choosing to place your life before anything else. I’ve seen a few people work themselves to the bone on other sites, and the results aren’t pretty. There was one content creator in particular who made many of my favorite video reviews and Let’s Plays only to suffer a complete meltdown two years ago. I don’t want that to happen to anyone else. Whether you decide to begin posting regularly or once in a while, you can count on me to check out what you have to say.

    • I appreciate your understanding there. Being able to shoot ideas back and forth with you has been one of my favorite things about doing this. But yeah, have a lot to take care of, and I have to make sure life doesn’t get overwhelming. In the future, I just hope I’m able to get something worthwhile going here.

  2. I certainly understand the pressures of life. Anyways, no matter how things go in the future I’ll tune in to read now and then 🙂 Good luck with everything on your plate!

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  4. “Hopefully, we’ll see each other some more down the road. If not, well, this blog has five and a half years of content behind it. It’s been a good run.” Well said. Five and a half years is a long time and there’s a tonne of content on here that people will continue to discover and enjoy for, hopefully, many years to come. If life gets in the way, well that’s just how it goes.

    I will of course keep an eye out, and look forward to reading anything else you put out. I’ll also miss your jokes (wait, those were jokes right? Surely no one seriously thinks *that* highly of themselves 😛 ). But if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t happen and I wish you all the best regardless!

    • Jokes? I’m not sure about those. In the entire history of this blog, I don’t remember ever making a joke…

      Thanks. These are some really good thoughts you’ve offered. I really appreciate it.

  5. Dude… I’m so glad you’re okay!! 😭 Ahem.

    Good luck with all the stuff you have going on! I hope you are able to return to full blogging strength one day. If not, I’ll always remember the awesome Aether for being… well, awesome 😀

  6. Yes, 150% take care of you first, sir. I hope to see you back, but if not, it has been a good run and I’m glad our paths crossed for a bit 🙂 Best of luck with whatever path eventually opens for you!!

    • Hey thanks! I hope to be around more, too, but if it doesn’t happen, it’s been good shooting ideas back and forth with you. I’m glad you’re still going strong.

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