I haven’t written a ‘James Reviews’ for a while. The original concept was that I’d write reviews about stuff that no-one really needs, or at least stuff no-one really needs a review of. Obviously everyone should own drumstick pencils and a Jedi dressing gown.
But the trouble is that there’s only so often you can make the same joke before, well you’re really just making the same joke.
So I’ve been resting the concept for a while.
I thought I might revive it though because I’m currently attempting NaBloPoMo and I’m finding it hard to think of ideas of stuff to write about every day.
Admittedly I could just give up, but I don’t want to do that for three reasons.
- I didn’t post for almost three weeks in October and so I want to redress the balance.
- I’m only seven days away from actually succeeding so it would seem an odd time to give up
- I’m only really doing this because I thought it would be easier than NaNoWriMo, which I’ve failed at multiple times over the years, so I really don’t want to fail at this too.
So today I thought I’d review my own blog, because I’ve been ‘proclaiming’ for over six months now and I thought a moment of introspection was due.
But because I’m also blogging everyday, I thought I’d share that introspection with the blogosphere.
Which probably means it isn’t really introspection.
Anyway, apart from a blip in October it all seems to be going pretty well. There’s well over a hundred posts on here and at least half of them are vaguely passable. I seem to have attracted some readers who all seem like nice people. Some of them leave me little encouraging comments at the bottom of my posts and some click the ‘like’ button. It’s all good for my ego so if you’re one of those people then I’m genuinely grateful.
I think my best blogging month so far was August. It’s not surprising, being a teacher it’s the month I have the most free time so I was able to interact with the blogging community at large and it’s probably the time I made the most ‘blog friends’. But I’ve ‘met’ some nice bloggers since and I ‘knew’ some nice bloggers before.
I had a regularish schedule in August which consisted of writing a ‘James Complains’, a ‘James Reviews’ a poem and a short story every week. That schedule has largely bitten the dust since I went back to work, but I’ll probably try and restore some sort of ‘order’ to things once I’ve got through November.
I think I’ll probably reboot James Reviews to include proper reviews of stuff like films and books because I like films and books and it’s really hard to keep thinking of stupid stuff to review. I will still review stupid stuff though.
Some things I’m thinking of reviewing in the coming weeks are:
The entire Star Wars saga, because I don’t think anyone has reviewed those films before ever.
Some Christmas films because that’s essentially all I’ll be watching from December 1st onward. Die Hard counts as a Christmas film right?
Some books I bothered to read so that you don’t have to (although depending on the review you may want to – but you won’t know until you’ve read the review – see how I draw you in with my mind games)
Some novelty cuff-links I bought recently, because frankly you really need to know about them.
As far as this blog goes, I’m going to give it three stars. Which depending how many that’s out of means this could be a glowing review, a mediocre review or even a damning review.
I’ll let you decide which.