HAPPY NEW YEARS!
And what a shit year we are leaving, huh? In some ways, it was much better than 2020 and yet...in other ways.
Anywho, I don't I really want to go into much detail about the ways in which this year was terrible. I'd much rather focus upon the supreme amounts of change and transformation that this year represented for myself and my body of work. Because 2021 was truly a transformative year for me. A year of many firsts and returns to normal.
I say this because as I write this article, I am in the process of moving my furniture and property into my very first apartment. From 2022 onward, I will be living on my own and dependent upon my own needs. I will speak further about my intentions for the new year in the conclusions segment but rest assured, I have many plans.
This year also saw the return of live meetups for conventions and the likes, at least in terms of my capacity to attend TrotCon in person, with hopes that next July will be in person as well. I can certainly hope so.
2021 saw a slow shift back into a world vaguely similar to our own pre-COVID, yet forever transformed by the experience. I know that the stresses of this past year have been shown in my writing and it is analyzing that writing that brings us to the main point of this beginning of year editorial.
In 2021, I wrote a total of 36 articles over 52 weeks (accounting
for the summer and December vacations). This is slightly less than the 40 articles that I wrote in 2020. Much like in 2020, I started the year with my article on a then recently released film (albeit on Disney+) Soul. That article has over the course of the year received (as of the 1st of January, 2021) 89 views.
Much like in 2020, the COVID pandemic limited the potential for new releases to be discussed. I didn't watch too many films in theatres, though I already have two reviews of new releases planned for the beginning of next year. Hopefully with the advent of streaming releases for new films, the chance for new films will only grow. This year was also the advent of my Patreon account, where I attempted my first serious efforts to promote my content on that platform. With any luck, my change in living conditions will enable more content for Patreon and YouTube in the future.
Of the 36 articles I wrote:
- 16 were film reviews (Including both animated and live-action),
- 5 were reviews of television shows or anime,
- 3 were book recommendations,
- 1 was a general editorial as I began shifting more towards Let's Talk... as my editorial format,
- 4 were countdown articles,
- 3 were reviews of computer or video games, and;
- 5 were Let's Talk... editorials.