This blog has been a special place for me to blog about life in general and, of course, about Star Wars. But I haven’t been updating the blog as often as I’d like and that’s mostly because I just don’t feel this blog is going anywhere. I suppose I’ve lost direction. My other social media accounts are all doing relatively well, but my blog has always struggled. I have come to face some hard facts about myself as a result.
Maybe I am not as good at writing as I thought? Perhaps my animation isn’t really all that entertaining. Maybe I am actually quite a boring person, so why would I expect anyone to follow me? Maybe people just don’t care all that much.
As hurtful as these things are to admit, I think that perhaps they are right. Am I defeatist in feeling this way? I don’t think so. I compare my blog every now and then to other people who haven’t been blogging as long as I have, and they are all doing much better than I am with their communities. And some of them don’t blog every day and don’t do blog guest posts or any of those things I see a lot of bloggers doing.
When I created this blog, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with it. I knew that I wanted a space for my writing, I guess, but I never imagined I would even be good enough to animate something or create something. It seems those skills are not really what WordPress readers care about? I don’t really know. People say “just blog for yourself, don’t worry about the follower count,” but blogging for myself just seems so aimless and probably just another waste of someone else’s time.
Perhaps I just spread myself too thin with all the other commitments I have and I have lost the will to blog here. If I can think of a reason why I feel this way I think it’s probably to do with Star Wars in general and the fandom. I just don’t really feel it any more.
The one thing I still want to do, however, is pursuing the goals I set out to pursue mentioned in an earlier blog post.
I guess I have some soul searching to do…
I seem to be in a bit of a rut lately with certain things. I’m still recovering from the aftershock of The Rise of Skywalker as my anticipation for this film was a lot higher than I expected. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what I want to achieve this year and I’ve come up with a shortlist. These goals are not NY resolutions. They are goals I want to achieve for several years to come so they’re bigger than that. They are life goals. And I have given myself a time period of six months to get started on one of them and the other one I hope to work and improve on with time.
I’ve neglected some of the things I love to do for other things that I thought were more important but as it turns out, they’re not. So I’m pushing back a little so that I have more control over my time.
And finally, the edits. I saw this new Darth Vader cover on Tumblr and thought it would like nice with a little animation. The cover art is by artist InHyuk Lee
I know what you’re thinking – why would anyone want to interview me?😂🤣 Well, it was an interview for a Star Wars fandom website in Russia, so the entire interview is in Russian. But I’m still pretty excited that someone actually thought of me as knowledgable in the area of all things Star Wars and I am going to celebrate that little fact! You take your wins when you can get them, my friends 😁😀
I’ve also been actively making edits pretty much everywhere I go, even on my phone! Here is a couple I did today – particularly for the Ben Solo fans out there who love him as much as I do! I hope my edits give you a little something to enjoy 😁😀
And edit two!
Enjoy my friends – I hope your new year is going well so far!
I saw these Topps cards and knew that I had to do something with them. This is the first one, I didn’t get enough time to edit the second one.
I made this one Ben Solo without the scar:
And animated this one:
During grocery shopping today, I finally located the January/February 2020 issue of M2 Magazine with Adam Driver on the cover. I believe this could be a some-what coveted magazine cover because it is published by a local New Zealand brand. This means that there is probably no other way of acquiring this magazine outside of New Zealand unless you pay for it online. I’m not eve,n sure if you can order individual issues so I am feeling pretty happy about the fact that I have finally acquired something that could be challenging to get hold of for anyone outside New Zealand.
One of my friends asked if I would scan it and upload it. I am not sure if I should do that but I’m thinking about it. Considering it’s quite hard to get hold of, I’d like to be able to provide my fellow Adam Driver fans with the nitty-gritty of the exclusive interview he did with M2.
I have spent some time looking around for art to upload to my Instagram account and came across a beautiful piece today by artist Noe Leyva on DeviantArt and I just had to turn it into motion art.
Here’s the piece in question:
And the animated version: