You may be asking yourself where the hell have I been, or why I haven’t really done much of anything with this blog for about a year.
I don’t have an excuse. I just lost interest in blogging. It felt like I was creating content for no one. That’s always a shitty way to feel about your content creation.
I also constantly feel like I have no clue what I am actually doing with this blog with my whole Metal and the Geek brand.
When I started Metal and the Geek, I had this idea in my head of what I wanted it to be and what I wanted it to become and I feel like I failed miserably at all of it.
I wanted this blog to grow. I wanted to start my YouTube channel and have it cover mostly books but expand into all of my other geeky loves.
I have started filming more consistently for my YouTube channel but I could have been further along if I had just stopped listening to my brain.
Booktube has grown so much in the time that I initially entered it and then disappeared from it. I feel like I am slowly finding my home on booktube, but it’s difficult when it all feels very cliquey at times.
I just honestly want to be able to make some more booknerd friends that I can shit talk bad books with but gush over all the great books out in the world as well.
I am sure you are aware that the world has been a giant clusterfuck. While it has been stressful in ways that I cannot express, it has also given me some time to film videos and figure out how I want to grow Metal and the Geek.
I filmed a Bookshelf tour: https://youtu.be/jPl0k5pvwYY
I made a video with book reccomendations based off of songs from my favorite band: https://youtu.be/Ei1P5Pvc3Dw
I don’t know, I love booktube. I am just trying to figure out my place in all of this.
I am also trying to figure out what to do with this blog, my instagram…just everything.
It may take me a bit more time to figure out my exact direction but once I do, It will be good! It sucks when you feel like you’re not good enough to be a part of a community, but I have started to shake off that feeling.
I hope you are all staying safe and keeping yourselves healthy both mentally and physically.
Stay Geeky. Stay Metal.
One thought on “Why Do I Keep Doing This?”
Nice to see you back! And awesome bookshelves 🙂 I feel you about feeling like you create for noone…I get not a lot of page views and very little interaction. I took a good long break, blogged in fits and starts, and am trying to get back into it.