As many of you already know, running and maintaining a Movie blog page is challenging, fun and rewarding. For me, it has been a blast and is hands down one of my favorite hobbies. It can be quite demanding as well. Some days I feel that there are not enough hours in the day to run my own blog the way I want. I, myself , have a wife and 3 busy teenagers.
There are always obligations and not only me but my wife as well lead pretty busy lives especially during the week and on the weekends we try and catch up with other things including rest! While running Vic’s movie Den, I have had the pleasure and the honor of meeting, talking to and networking with so many other bloggers and readers that share my passion for Movies and also love discussing them. Way too many to name here. But you all know who you are.
With all the different categories that I have started here on my blog, I have fallen behind and/or neglected some. Like The Walking Dead, Comics, Televison, Dexter and so on. Other bloggers, whom I envy, can have so many categories and topics that they routinely add to that it is just mind boggling. I’ve come to realize and come to terms with the fact that I can’t do all of that just yet. I sometimes feel burned out and occasionally hit that brick wall most writers hit once in a while.
Shit, sometimes I have a hard time trying to just pick out a movie to watch or re-visit for review. I try to be discriminating at times and stick to some titles and genres I know many of my followers and readers will gravitate to. I know many of you out there love all sorts of different topics and like to read about current movie news, happenings, trailers, new releases and so on. There are many blogs and websites that do all of that better and more efficiently than I ever could.
I do love Comics, Television, Photography, Top 5 and 10 lists and Movie Artwork for example but it’s hard to punch out some posts in some or all of these topics all the time. In 2013, though, I will try to but I’ve made a decision to stick with, first and foremost, reviewing Movies.
It doesn’t mean I’ll drop off of doing a variety of posts, not at all. It’s good to change things up a bit once in a while but like I said earlier there isn’t enough time in a day or even a week to get it all done so Movies are where I will be focusing my posts on. Like Vic’s Reviews, Guilty Pleasures, Vic’s Classics, The Hitchcock Films, The Bond Films and so on. I feel that Movies are where I should hone in on. Other blogs have very creative on-going topics and categories which involve the contributions of other writers as well as Trivia, Best of, and lists of favorite films of other bloggers.
A great example being “The Desert Island Films” over at “Head in a Vice” run by the brilliant Tyson Carter – http://headinavice.com/ or even the cool “5 Phenomenal” posts done by by Keith and the Movies – http://keithandthemovies.com/ I have had aspirations to do these types of posts and maybe I will someday but I’m sticking to Movie Reviews because it’s what I know and what I do best. It is what I have the TIME for! 🙂
I love doing it and I have the best readers, followers and friends that have always had my back and have always supported and interacted with me here on Vic’s Movie Den and on my Twitter page. I am honored and lucky to have you all. I don’t know just how many of you will read this post or come across it but I would like to sincerely tell you all that the best is yet to come and I always appreciate even the smallest comment, feedback, view or like. You guys all make Vic’s Movie Den what it is. Stay tuned!
That Tyson sure is brilliant!! 😉
Appreciate the mention there Vic. And more importantly, you are doing excellent things here, and it sure does take a lot of time to do any of it. Hence why I do projects so it makes me appear busy when in fact I’m having days off 😉
Keep up the great work dude 😛
Thanks Tyson! That’s very nice of you. 🙂 I appreciate it. I will try my best to keep putting out interesting and entertaining reviews for you guys to enjoy. Thanks again for the kind words and for reading!
Duuuude, You’re not alone! I have so much to do & it seems like I’ll NEVER get to any of it. Some says I just look at my list of assignments & things I want to write & I just roll over and go back to sleep. You do what you do so well & there’s no reason to burn yourself out when you have nothing but time. Just keep on rolling at your own pace. Don’t try to catch up to anyone, all that matters is that you keep the movie den going with your particular sense of style & your obvious love of what you do. I’m sure your fans would agree with me & I look forward to reading Vic’s Movie Den for many years to come!
Bro, you always find just the right things to say. I really appreciate your feedback, loyalty and help with the blog and you know how to get me back on track too. You are an inspiration, I must admit but I won’t go on saying that too much since I don’t want to swell that noggin of yours anymore. Thanks for stopping in, Santos. You are indeed a close and true friend! 🙂 And I do hope to keep The Den running a long time!
Hey Vic thanks for the mention! I appreciate it. I’m going to eventually come up with another feature. You can only do so many movie related lists right? LOL!
That is so true bro. But I must admit you have a great page and you do work hard on it and it shows. It comes easier for some than others, lol. Looking forward to what you have in store, Keith. Thanks for stopping by!
The best part about this post is that your acknowledging that your getting too busy and your making the necessary changes to make life just a little bit more manageable. Some people don’t realize they have too much going on until it’s too late.
Exactly, Micheal! You hit the nail right on the head. I am indeed trying to make the right changes so that the quality of the blog doesn’t suffer. Thanks for your response, man!
Hey don’t sweat it Vic. I’m pretty sure no one was looking and saying, “hey. Vic hasn’t made a post in this category in a long time.” With any type of writing, you have to please yourself, first and foremost, or it becomes a chore and you don’t enjoy doing it anymore. I’ve only, just today, put up my 3rd post in my ‘Television reviews’ category – a review of Robot Combat League on SyFy – (come by and check it out). First and foremost is not to neglect your real life for the sake of your web-life. I think people forget that, not just with blogs, but with Facebook, youtube, etc. None of it is at all important compared to, if your son or daughter asks you, “can you help me with my homework”, or “do you wanna’ go get a burger or see a movie”. Same goes for your wife and friends. The day I tell my wife, I can’t come to the park because I have to finish my blog post, is the day I quit!
You are so right, man. On all points. I am trying to make some changes that I know will help and not bring down the quality of the posts and the blog as a whole. And that is to post some movie reviews from the heart. You make a good point too about pleasing yourself and making it feel more like something fun and not a chore. Thanks for the encouraging words. 🙂 Much appreciated!
You have a great site, Vic and I love visiting!!! Busy is understandable (oh, how I understand, lol). You do what you need to do and we’ll still be here reading. 🙂
Thanks Misty! You have been such a great friend, follower and reader. You have always taken the time to stop by even when you are busy and always leave me a nice comment or two. Thanks so much for your kind words. It’s so appreciated. 🙂
Hey, thank YOU for stopping by my site even when I get all flaky and busy and for RT’s on Twitter and all. You’re awesome, Vic! 🙂
awww gracias! de nada! 🙂
I think a lot of us have had this same feeling at times and it does sound like you’re incredibly busy. I sometimes feel like it’s too much for me and I don’t have nearly as many commitments as you. All the best mate!
Thanks, Terry! I appreciate that. I love working on my blog and sometimes when I plan too many things I think I set myself up for disappointment when I can’t get it all done. I’m going to try and please myself for a change and write from the heart and try my best to keep it fun and make it feel less like a chore. Thanks for stopping in and for the kind words!
Loving this post. I find it unique when a Blogger bares his soul. Too melodramatic?
Anyways… I’m looking forward to your future posts. As promised I’ll try to contribute as much as I can. Stay frosty my friend!
Thanks Shah! I’ve been known to act melodramatic sometimes lol. It wasn’t really how I wanted to sound though. 🙂 You know I’m looking forward to your post, too! I appreciate it greatly that you are on board, man!