I'm not sure if I mentioned it before on this blog, but I'm about halfway through a pretty demanding educational program that has forced me to improve my time management skills. An amusing byproduct of this was that I got better at scheduled blogging, going from quasi-daily posts on two blogs where I'd miss a week here and there to a near clockwork daily, three thrice weekly blogs, a twice weekly and this bad boy at 4-7 posts a week. I never intended to tend this blog alone, but that's how things worked out, and I managed to carry things off for a good long while.
This semester, I was fine with mediocre grades in classes I wasn't particularly happy to be in, but I just bombed my last test before spring break. As many things as I want to do on my blogs, and as tempting as a relaxing week of writing/scanning is, I have to take full responsibility for my education. That means my beloved passion projects have to take a major hit.
I've been running 365 posts a year at The Idol-Head of Diabalu: A Blog for J'Onn J'Onzz, the Manhunter from Mars for longer than it took to write the full name (3 ½ years.) That will remain my sole daily. I've got more ready to post inventory material at Power of the Atom, my Captain/Atom/Charlton blog, than anywhere else. The only hold-up is links I want to draw with my other blogs that are unfinished. That includes Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman, where I post entirely too much filler crap, because it's just so easy to find random nonsense related to the heroine. Justice League Detroit has always puttered along, doing its own thing, so that hasn't been an issue. Vixen alone could carry that one for a while, but all three of the blogs will likely drop to weekly posts for the foreseeable future. ...nurgh... has always been my whatever, whenever blog. That used to mean daily, but of late it's been one comic book review post and one music-related piece per week. I think that should be easy enough to stick to, especially with my monthly comic order continuing to shrink.
What to do with this blog? Well, for starters, my long threatened intention to stop the massively time-sucking "DC Currents" posts is a done deal. Cannot, will not. They haven't been all that current for a while, and I figure I've paid back this blog's past contributors as best as I could in the link love department by now. I'll still do outside links, and I may even scrounge up a "Daily Planet Review" list, but probably not in depth or on a regular basis.
As for other material here, I can't really make a firm commitment right now. I'm certain I can at least pull off a weekly like the rest, and more if you'll forgive me for pillaging my other blogs for the next few months for recycled posts of yore. When I stick to transcribing old index card synopsizes I did a decade back for my own use (Comicvine cover embedding being a telltale sign,) I can usually knock out a serviceable post inside half an hour during a lunch break. I've got a little bit of inventory here too, so that should help.
Point is, I don't want folks thinking I've lost interest, or am seeking attention as the boy who cried "hiatus!" I love this too much and am too compulsive about it to quit entirely. I just have to look after real life a bit better. I hope folks still find the blog entertaining, and if anybody wants to submit anything for publication, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for your patience and understanding...