Hey guys, I’m back.
Now, last month Sammwak turned four years old.
This is by all means a milestone for me, considering I’ve never put so much effort and energy into a single thing ever.
Along the way we hit 100,000 hits, which was an even bigger achievement for me. Even now, I receive comments from people who sincerely enjoy my content. If my site statistics are right, I’m getting viewership from all around the world.
After my little hiatus last year leading into this year, I decided to dust off the old keyboard and whip up two posts that I put up back in April. But those two posts probably required the most work I’ve ever had to put into this blog, and I started to think about the future of the blog. Whether it would still be getting traffic, and how long it could be until it loses its sliver of limelight.
For a while, I thought about deleting the site as a whole and putting it behind me.
But that would put four years of hard work down the drain, never to be seen again.
I would blog more frequently, but school and personal obstacles are more often than not the reason behind my diminishing post frequency.
I remember back in 2010, when I was just surfing the Internet.
And I found an opportunity to make a blog right then and there.
And I took it and never let go.
I made an average of 5-10 posts a day with zero knowledge of blog etiquette, but still.
That is why I’m making this update.
I’m not saying Sammwak is over or anything.
I’m just sort of re-birthing it.
It’ll be an entirely new blog.
But not in the sense that I’m going to start talking about a brand new topic like fashion or nature.
It’ll still be the games and books and movies and videos that I started with.
Let’s try once a month, if I can keep up with that.
Maybe I’ll shave it down to once every other week.
Or I’ll just be usual and have a sporadic, unpredictable uploading schedule.
I could go back to the old days and do it every Monday.
Whatever I do,
just know that we’re in for a very crazy ride.
Hey guys, it’s Sam. Now, I know my recent post releases have been really out of order. Some come out on Mondays, some on Sundays, others on Saturdays, it’s a mess. I’ve been trying to get an every-Friday streak going on for a while, and my personal life has influenced my ability to blog frequently. I’m sorry there was such a delay in between my BookBuzz post and spark., I’ve just been really busy.I just suddenly realized I forgot to make a Halloween special and a Thanksgiving special this year. So, so sorry for that, and I’ll have to make the scope of this year’s Christmas/New Year’s special even bigger to make up for it.
Thanks for over 118,000 hits and fifteen subs! I know this sounds wussy for me to be getting excited over that, but it does mean the world to me that 15 of you have clicked that subscribe button and eagerly await a new post from me, no matter what day or what week it arrives. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without you, so I do thank you from the bottom of my heart!
This is also my 400th post on Sammwak. I did not even believe I was going to make it to 400, let alone 50. But thank you for making me want to make more posts and continue blogging for all of you.
Now, I’ve also been reading a lot, and here are the books I’ve been getting into:
- Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis – My sister shipped this book to me a few weeks back. It’s the autobio of the frontman of one of the best funk bands in the universe. Stadium Arcadium is legendary by the way.
- The Everafter War by Michael Buckley – My sister got me this one way back. Two sisters live in a town where fairytale characters abound. Prince Charming is plotting war against the Master, whoever he is. One major person has already died, so it looks like it’s gonna be a bloodbath.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame Smith and Jane Austen – It’s literally all in the name.
- Watchmen by Alan Moore – The quintessential old-school DC comic book. It takes place in the 1940s-60s in an alternate reality full of superheroes. When superheroes are outlawed, a murder brings them out of retirement for one last job.
I’m becoming slowly addicted to this website called TV Tropes. Have you heard of it? If so, then your life has probably been ruined too. It’s a place that uses “tropes” to tackle all of the ins and outs of television, film, and literature. Every scene setup, every character cliche, every stock phrase, if you can imagine it, there’s probably a trope for it. Trope makers, trope namers, trope codifiers, tear jerkers, nightmare fuel, YMMV (your mileage may vary), getting-crap-past-the-radar, the list goes on. And I’m naming all of these off the top of my head. I’ve been troping for at least two months now, and I can’t stop. If you want to join me in my downfall into mayhem, it’s at http://www.tvtropes.org, and if you come across a Stuffedninja on those haiku pages, that’s me. 😀
Thanks again for taking me on this wild journey.
Video of the Week well, I’m not sure if I’ll be publishing on time again, so let’s just call it Favorite Video: “YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?” by YouTube Spotlight. An awesome mashup of every meme, fad, hit, and popular thing of the year, featuring Youtubers such as Tobuscus, Pewds, Rhett & Link, Epic Meal Time, and more! 20.2 million hits in two days. Impressive.