Alright, here’s the post many of you disappointed in me have been expecting. Please keep in mind this is largely a meta-reflective post on blogging. If you just want to know why I dropped the shows Golden Time and Nobunaga the Fool, please skip to those respective sections at the end.
Anyways, this is a formal response to the mistakes I’ve made in dropping Nobunaga the Fool and Golden Time, both of which were two-cour shows, both of which I did not properly announce dropping. Understandably, this has left many people confused and subsequently angry, since it all happened without much notice. Before I explain myself though, I will state that I do deserve the sort of beratement that is to come, since I have broken trust and communication with many readers, and it’ll be awhile until I can rebuild what has been broken, if even possible. To make things clear, Nobunaga the Fool is going to be dropped in favor of other shows this season. I should’ve made this a clearer announcement earlier, but I didn’t. I will let people know that podcasts will also be delayed until further notice, as we are going to take our time reorganizing the structure of podcasts. If you have more questions about the podcast, you can ask them here.
Now, here comes the part of reflection. If you’ve only come for a formal announcement, you can stop reading here. Most of this is a reflection on my accountability. If you don’t care, you don’t have to read.
As such, I am going to turn around my blogging career around. I have newfound hope for my third year of blogging, and I hope that I can make my posts timelier and of better quality than ever before. However, most of all, I’m going to hold myself accountable so you guys don’t have to worry about me dropping shows. Here, I make some promises to all of you. If I break any of them, I quit blogging, because I don’t deserve to write if I break your guys’ trust again.
- First, I am not going to blog any more two-cour shows for the rest of 2014. It is simply too risky a commitment for me to take on shows that last half a year, and taking up such a show would place risk for all the people who actually intend to follow the show to the end.
- Second, starting next season, I will not announce more than one blogging pick per semester until the fourth week has passed. For the show that I do select right off the bat, I will try my best to dedicate myself to that show, but if I do end up switching it out for another show, I will explicitly, in bold, announce it on the last post, to remove any ambiguity. After all, in all my years of doing preview writing, I’ve learned one thing–we’re not crystal ball readers.
Hopefully, this signals a turnaround for my career as a blogger, and hopefully I make more informed decisions about what I can chew, and to be blunt about the things I cannot digest. This is supposed to be a forum where we can trust one another with our opinions–I hope to uphold that ideal from here on out.
Again, apologies for everything I’ve done to inconvenience you guys, but dear reader, thank you for being so patient up until now. You may now throw in your insults. I will respond to each of them as soon as I can.
Why I dropped Golden Time
Why I dropped Nobunaga the Fool