Hello followers, friends, fellow bloggers, and spambots. I want to reach out and ask how I, as a blogger, am doing? I’m always looking for ways that I can improve my site. I’m constantly on the lookout for new content and media I can share and dissect. I love reviewing the amazing and vast output of geeky literature or other that finds its way to me (as much of it as I can anyway). But it isn’t always easy. It’s been a little over 20 months now that I’ve been blogging under Geekritique, and it’s definitely been a highlight in my life. I don’t expect it to be viewed that way by others, but I hope that what I do put out is received favorably.
As a critic, I take my work here seriously (most of the time), but that’s not to say that I don’t have fun while doing it. Geekritique isn’t paying my bills. I don’t think it ever will (but it does help pay for coffee though, so that’s nice). Ultimately it’s a means for me to dump my opinions, share news, discuss relevant topics in the community, and basically unburden my mind of all I wish to talk about.
Although I try to remain neutral on many topics, bias can and does creep into my work. That’s one of the issues I have with my own style of blogging, and my personality in general. To give you an example, I don’t consider myself a Marvel fanboy, but you’ll find I have a tendency to report or review Marvel products more than DC. That goes for both films and comics. When I blog I tend to get major tunnel-vision, often posting primarily about one subject. Although Geekritique is about all my dabblings in geek culture, the things I’m most acutely anticipating or delving into are the things I give most of my attention. Case in point, out of my last 50 posts 20 have been about (or have included aspects regarding that of) Star Wars, and I have a handful more in the pipeline on top of that. I know not all of my readers care for Star Wars (you monsters).
I also know I can’t please everyone, and that ultimately this is my blog. But I want to know that I’m doing some stuff right. And I rarely ask for feedback. Are there things I should work on? Types of articles you like seeing/reading? Any that you just plain don’t care for? My timelines have been quite a popular feature, but I also want to know if there are ways I can better them. Please be wholly honest. I’m very curious. Is Geekritique the blog you wanted to follow when you clicked that ‘follow’ button? Is my content consistent? Do I post too little? Too much?
Lately I’ve begun doing a new series called Friday Spotlight, where I introduce the world to an artist or company, or writer, or other that takes part in the community. I love being able to shine the spotlight on up and coming individuals, and sharing their work and creations with others. Would you like to see more of this?
I also hope to soon have other contributors on the site. My wife has shown interest on that front, and may begin contributing to the site at some point, which I think would be great, and will help Geekritique branch out a bit more. What do you guys think? After writing 464 posts in less than two years I might just finally begin allowing others to contribute articles/pieces. Naturally, it would be a slow transition. Maybe one to two articles a month or so. We’ll see.
Anyway. That’s the state of things. If you have any concerns, let me know. If not, I’ll probably just continue talking about Star Wars or something.