It’s been nearly a month since I posted. I wouldn’t have realized that if my previous post wasn’t titled “Pocky Day”, which was on November 11th.
It’s rather unprecedented of me to not update in such a long time. The main reason for this is that I’ve been incredibly busy earning a living.
For the past few months, I’ve been working as Art Director on Sky Pirates of Neo Terra. It’s a 3d racer game based on the comic book, the artwork done by Camilla D’Errico. She’s a local artist and a world-famous one at that. It’s pretty awesome because I get to work with her, and chat with her almost every day. I’m sure it’s every Camilla-fan’s dream. ^_^
When I get home from a long day’s work, and in addition to doing some household chores, I have a few options for the meager 2 or 3 hours left in the day – I could work on my art, play some video games, surf the internet, work on other clients’ jobs, or update my blog.
Usually, since I’d been painting all day at work, doing art isn’t very high on my priority list. The fact that I’ve had ANY work done in the past few months is a surprise already.
I usually want to play some video games. But according to my tracking, I’ve only managed to put in about 10-15hrs worth of gaming per month. This is sad (or not), since I usually average about 35hrs per month of gaming.
Working on my blog hasn’t been a very high priority either, since I don’t really have much content to talk about. The majority of my day is just work, sleep, work, sleep. I don’t have time to read up on stuff, watch some anime, or find inspiration in my currently uninspiring life. (not entirely true, since working on an anime-based game is awesome). Not to mention I do daily facebook posts anyway. I had thought about doing another blog post compiling most of my facebook updates, but not today anyway.
So I’m left with either surfing the internet (which happens a lot no thanks to facebook) and working on my other clients’ projects. Sometimes, that is what happens. Kinda sad, but for right now, that’s what’s going on.
It feels to me like my lack of attention to my blog is going to directly reflect my site’s ranking, and the attention it gets from my readers and search engine results, but the numbers aren’t important, I guess. The biggest thing is just having that awareness around, and making sure my friends and readers know that I’m still alive, just busy as f*ck.
Is there a lesson to be learned here?
Everyone loves lessons right? It adds value to everything that’s being written. The one most important lesson to take away from all this is that priorities matter. If I were to say “f*ck it, I’m just gonna blog.” what will happen? I’d have no money coming in. My games would be left unplayed. Of course, blogging is important too, but life is, also.
But that doesn’t mean the end. It never should. We are human, and therefore, we are capable of coming up creative solutions to the problem, because we are adaptable.
For example, I spend a little bit of time each day doing “mini-updates” on facebook with things that I find interesting. I help others learn how to draw via facebook now. I’ve never felt closer to my readers than right now because of the much more immediate and interactive ways to reach my readers and fans.
I have noticed less comments on my blog, but that means little compared to the number of impressions I get per day per post on facebook, and the number of comments and interactions from it.
Well, enough talk for now. Obviously, I don’t even have time to come up with a new splash screen or add any attention-retaining eye-candy. I’d better get going. I’ve still got a lot of gaming -er I mean, work to do.