Hello everyone! Hard to believe that a month has gone by since I last uploaded a post. It is not for a lack of ideas (I have tons of those) but rather time. While I wish I could produce more content, my full-time job I currently have is the one that is paying the bills, not my blog. Plus it seems that when ever I am occupied with what I need to do inspiration strikes, but when I do have time to sit at the keyboard I can’t find the words. I am sure there are some out there that can relate. I wish I can write every week, but I need to stick with what is manageable for me given the current circumstances. Which is why I am planning to do post at least 1 or 2 times a month. If I can increase it than great, more posts for all to read. If not then at least you get content to look forward to during the month. Hopefully I will be able to post something in February. Thank you for hanging in there.
I was able to follow through on my promise to review Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, however it is not going to be posted on What’s In A Story. Instead it going be released on Fandom Factory who has been gracious enough to me allow to post these reviews on the site. I will also be releasing other content in time so stay tuned. In the meantime go and check out my review on the Season 3 premiere “Steps Into Shadow.”
Where’s the post? I normally write posts for “What’s In A Story” on the first and third Mondays and “A Few of My Favorite Things” on the second and fourth Wednesdays but the weeks of August this year fell in such a way that we have five Mondays and Wednesdays instead of four. In light of this I am deciding to do something a little different than the usual, an episode review. This will be start of a blog post series which I will continue every two weeks or so. When I finish one show I will start on another one and you guys can make recommendations if you feel so inclined, just don’t be offend if I decide not to continue on from the first few episodes. As for the series I will be reviewing you have to wait and see what it is on Thursday. Yeah I know I am such a tease but I like it to be a surprise. See you then 🙂
So yeah there’s going to be some changes in my plans I mention in my three month anniversary post. First of all First Thoughts is only going to be for movie trailers ONLY. I realized that having to wide of a category would be a real mess if I were to review a series episode by episode. So I decided that First Thoughts would strictly be reviews of trailers whether they be for films, TV series, or even audio dramas (and yes they do have trailers). While I am here I might as well say that I have plans on reviewing a older cartoon series episode by episode. That’s all for now but stay tuned for further updates.
It is hard to believe that it has been 3 months since I published my very first blog post. When I first started I wasn’t even sure if I could do even 2 scheduled posts a month but I now I have 4 scheduled posts plus extra when something interesting comes up. I always did enjoy thinking critically about media and blogging has given me the chance to express my thoughts via the written word. I also have learned how to promote myself, setting up a Facebook page and doing what I can to promote upcoming posts so that people will know what is coming. While I hope to see more views and visitors on my stats page, what I desire most is that I can continue to engage in thoughtful discussions of finding the meaning within the stories of our past, present and future.
While I am here I would like to announce a few updates about a couple of different posts I am planning to do in the future alongside or in place of “What’s in a Story” and “A Few of My Favorite Things.” One them is “First Thoughts” which you may have seen already with Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Trailer. For this post category I will post my initial impressions of media I have not seen previously. This can include entire films, books, audios, TV shows, single TV episodes or even the trailers for films and TV shows. Basically if I have not seen, read or heard it before, it is fair game. I know this covers a lot of ground but considering one project I might want to review could be a different stage of production than another, having a wide spectrum is helpful so I can do a film trailer for one and the entire TV season for the other. Another category I have in the wings is one I like to call “Content of Character” in which I will look at a fictional character in depth. I have a few ideas for this but I rather wait until I am ready to share my first post. And finally I have an idea to do category of posts in which I can talk about the people “Behind the Stories” whether they be actors, writers, animators, directors, producers etc.
So as you can see a lot of ideas and hopefully I can have some of them come to fruition. For now though I will say goodbye and thank you for reading!
I have been working out a schedule of how to upload a post once a week and here is what I have decided. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month I will upload my main category of posts under the title of “What’s in a Story.” On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month I will do a second category of post entitled “A Few of My Favorite Things” in which I will discuss my favorite movies, shows, characters, scenes, etc. This will hopefully give me to ability to create new content every week and at a pace that I can manage.