So as you may or may not have noticed my Blog game has been extremely, pathetically, unconscionably weak as of late. It’s not necessarily because I haven’t been up on my movie game, though I will admit I’ve slacked off a bit on that as well. No, what it more to the point is I tired of writing about movies or TV shows or even music, for that matter. I grew tired of analyzing and criticizing all these various art forms for little more than my own entertainment and the entertainment of my few readers. I still love those things. I still enjoy unpacking the meaning behind them and getting the most I can out of every bit of creation. It is honestly one of my favorite things and I firmly believe it will be forever. That being said, doing the blog and feeling the need to constantly update and keep on schedule made the whole process feel like work. Work, and this is very important, for which I was not getting paid. Sure, I’d love to be an online movie critic for Rogerebert.com or cover shows like Fargo and The Americans for Vulture.com, but that isn’t what I was doing for this blog. All that said, I don’t believe it was a total waste of time. I was writing and there is little in the world I enjoy doing more.
That brings me to the main reason I am moving on from the movie blog. I am ending the blog because I want to write more.While this may seem antithetical, I shall explain. I loved writing about movies, but the more I did it, the more I found that the writing, sitting in front of the computer hammering out ideas as they popped into the old melon, was far more enjoyable to me than analyzing and even watching the movies. The movie gave me something to write about, but it was the writing I truly enjoyed, leaving me to wonder whether there was something more worthwhile about which I could be writing. Continue reading