I debated whether or not I should even mention reaching this very mini milestone of mine, but since reaching the century mark was my only real goal when I started this blog, I decided to bring to everyone's attention as a sort of yay me post. That being said, I'm really not looking for any obligatory felicitations (I really love that word). But I wouldn't mind some comments to some of the questions I will be getting to in a moment.
Going forward, I'm going to start making some changes to not only how I blog, but also the overall appearance of the blog itself. I feel like I have to make some changes or I probably won't make it to post #200. Up to this point I have primarily done "look what I got" posts, and honestly, I'm getting tired of doing such posts. And yes, I realize most card blog posts are just a form of show and tell for adults, but maybe I can at least start focusing more on the "tell" aspect of things (like so many of you do so well).
Another thing I'm going to be adding to my posts is music (if only for my own enjoyment). It was my intention to do that from the start, but after seeing how many other people were already doing it, I decided not to, as I didn't want to step on anyone's toes. Since a lot of you already add songs related to your topic(s) and do such a great job at it, I figure that area of music in posts is covered. So I was thinking of just adding a random video to the end of each post, just kind of as a song I dig and hopefully a few of you will as well. They will primarily be tunes that aren't heard on the radio (terrestrial, not internet) very often, if ever. I will say though that most of the videos linked from YouTube won't be of the official kind, since I am somewhat in agreement with Little Steven's opinion as to the negative impact videos have made on music as a whole. Music has had, and continues to have a major impact on all aspects of my life, so I would very much like to add it to the blogging aspect as well.
That leads me to a question. Since music seems to be a popular theme with a lot of the bloggers, has anyone started any music related posts that everyone participates in? Sort of like the best page challenge (in retrospect I wish I would have participated in that) that was going on a while back, except it would be more like a top ten favorite albums challenge or a desert island jukebox (name stolen from the Sound Opinions radio show) challenge. It seems like it would a fun thing for everyone to take part in, but I just don't know if it's been done before or if anyone else even thinks it would be a good idea or not.
I also intend to try and start adding more bits of personal information into posts where it's appropriate. Up until now I have been somewhat hesitant to do so, which is why there have only been a handful of posts or so that contain any real substance. Part of this is probably due to paranoia (some justified, some not) and my own weirdo trust issues, but I found it sort of refreshing to share some personal memories in the previous post, even if they weren't particularly pleasant memories. I tend to enjoy the posts of other's when they talk about current family goings on or weave personal experiences in with whatever the subject happens to be, so I'm hoping over time I can get more comfortable sharing similar types of info.
And finally, I think by summer's end I am going to try and have two more blogs up and running, mostly so that I may keep this one focused on just cards. One will be dedicated solely to all my other non card interests, a hodgepodge of things, from activities to collectibles. Since I'm getting close to being considered a hoarder, I shouldn't have any trouble coming up with content. And with the other potential new blog, I was mulling over the idea of doing one that is just for the 1933 Goudey baseball set( with a few Indian Gum cards sprinkled in as well). I don't know if I'm the most qualified person to write such a blog, but I would still like to give it a go. I googled to see if such a blog is (or was) already in existence and didn't find one, so if anyone knows if one has already been done, I would be much obliged if you would let me know so I don't tick someone else off by copying them.
My apologies for the wordy pictureless post, but I really wanted to just ask a couple of questions and throw a couple of ideas out there and see if anything sticks. Any answers or comments about anything in here are most welcome.
On an unrelated note: I just saw this morning that Alan Young passed away two days ago. I sent a TTM request to him a couple of months ago which came back successful, but I just hadn't got to it yet. So the next post will be focused on that.
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