Wednesday, November 22, 2017


If you haven't noticed (and you probably haven't), there's not been much happening here.  There are a few reasons (keep reading), but nonetheless I've been nominated for the Beckett Radio/GoGTSLive blog of the year.  

I'm sure it's more about the social media presence I have, as there are so many great blogs out there.  Looking at my numbers and comments on my posts, I'm sure those receive more views and are more well known.  However, if you like what I'm doing and feel inclined to vote, please vite.  It's a survey of many things card-related.  If you don't want to go vote for me, go take a look anyway and vote for your favorite! 

There are a few reasons I've not been active on the blog.

First, for weeks I've been entering my collection onto The Trading Card Database.  Most of my traders are in there already but I'm still working on my personal collection.  It's taking awhile but it could be worse.  I've done multiple purges in the last five years.  

I've also started experiencing what many other bloggers do as well.  Burnout.  

Many that don't blog think that it takes 5-10 minutes to write a post.  Maybe it does for others, but not I.  There are times it feels like a second job.  It's a hobby and should be fun.  I've made changes in my life to keep it that way.  I don't make money off my blog or anything else, so why treat it as a job?

Most importantly, I'm just trying to relax and enjoy life a lot more.  I want to do things on my own time.  I want to spend more time with my lovely lady and not be on the laptop so much.  She's the most important person in my life and on Saturday evening, she said "yes."  It took me forever to get here, but I wouldn't change a thing.  

I'm not sure when I will post again, so I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.  Also, a wonderful and safe holiday season.  Celebrate as you will and enjoy time with the ones that you love.  


  1. Congratulations on the engagement!!!!!

  2. Congratulations! I saw your picture on Twitter, but I want to convey a proper congratulations here.

  3. Congratulations! I wish it only took 5 to 10 minutes to write a post. I'm lucky if it takes me an hour. It's definitely a 2nd job to me. But like my real job... I just happen to love it. Best of luck to you and Night Owl on the blog of the year awards.

  4. Hey thats awesome. All the best to the two of you.