My dearest readers,
I’d like to start by apologizing for the complete lack of updates before my site atrophies. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve blogged, leaving my previous blog post to sort of “age” like fine wine. It doesn’t take much to smell the waft of richness considering how old those anime series are anyway. Vintage indeed.
I’ve been busy. That much is obvious. But if you’re one of my facebook fans, you’ll note that I have been at least updating you regularly on some of the more relevant happenings in my life.
So I’ve become painfully aware that I’m not doing as much art as I want to partly because of my blogging and vlogging life. I’ve again painted myself into that corner of “regular updates” with weekly youtube videos and weekly (time-consuming) blog posts.
I originally did the weekly youtube videos to encourage me to draw more, but with it came a price I didn’t foresee – completing my artwork. Sometimes, my art isn’t the most presentable, and yet I feel it’s my obligation to complete it and at least show something to my fans. I love to share, after all, whether my art is good or not.
Unfortunately, this also meant I had less time to actually improve my art. IE doing countless sketches and studies for the purpose of practice rather than practicality. I need to practice what I preach.
I’ve been looking at my youtube statistics, and this loligoth video is STILL my most viewed video after so many years. If you google loligoth, this youtube video shows up. It has more views than even Kamdia’s popular (and incredible) video. Combined with part 2 and 3 of this loligoth video, that’s over 101,000 views.
Applying the 80/20 rule, 20% of my videos are generating 80% of the views. This means that I should be releasing more artwork to the quality of my loligoth video, and less “crap” videos. I need to review my artwork again and try to achieve the same level of results in my artwork that I did before. I’ve sort of let myself slip.
It’s weird, I’ve improved in my artwork, yet I haven’t. Do you know what I mean? If you’ve been following me for this long, then you might.
So I’ve decided to switch gears. Blog posts will come irregularly, maybe more than once a week, maybe less. Which means if you don’t subscribe to my RSS, or follow me on facebook, you won’t know when I update. I won’t mind if you come visit my site everyday though. 🙂
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I sometimes switch gears like this. I think that this is necessary for my own sanity. I hope you’ll understand, my dear friends.
I’ve noticed from watching my other blogger friends that many of them have either fallen out of their regular scheduled posting, or even worse, fallen off the blogosphere entirely. I’m not about to let that happen with my blog. My blog has become an extension of my life. An outlet for me to share my emotions, my views, and most importantly, my passion for art. That last point seems to be something I had forgotten along the way.
So I’ll still be posting. To many, it won’t seem like much has changed. For others, they’ll notice some differences. I’ll see you guys next time I post.
PS – Before I go, I’d like to give a shout out to those that have been the most cherishing, closest and supporting friends. I’ve changed the Top Commentators settings to show the top ten commentators of all time. Some of them have been with me since day one, some have brought great discussions to my topics and picked my brains, and most have supported me and encouraged me through tough times. These people deserve your time just as much as they have given their time to me. Go visit their blogs!