As some of you may know I run two websites. BW Media Spotlight is my daily examination of the art of storytelling, with the goal of making myself a better storyteller. The Clutter Reports I use to get myself to do a clutter clearing project or review something to see if I still want it or not, thus clearing out clutter that way. I had planned to take a week or two off of BW to keep from getting burnout, but still doing some minor fixes like updating the RSS feed while still having the energy to do a clutter project for this week.
Then the coronavirus hit and I figured I should do something since so many people were at home. I thought I could do one article a day rather than the usual one big one and two minor ones, and that would allow me to get some kind of breathing room and still do the site work and personal stuff I wanted. It didn’t work out that way. Instead the two mindsets clashed and, unrelated, I had trouble sleeping last week (which oddly had nothing to do with worry, just some mild insomnia) and was too tired to do a lot by the end of the week. This meant burnout was still a concern and I didn’t have the energy or mindset to do any clutter clearing by the end of the week. So I didn’t get to do anything for The Clutter Report this week and no Jake & Leon this week. Even this post is an edit of the one I just posted to The Clutter Reports.
So despite having an almost captive audience I’m going to have to take a full week off to get other things done, rest, and hopefully come back stronger and ready to go. It would be nice if the pandemic was all over with and we could leave our homes for things beyond emergencies, but if not I’ll be returning with reviews and Jake & Leon as well as a full project for The Clutter Reports plus organizing and updating the Clutter For Sale section. I’ve had too many stalls on this lately and I’m getting concerned. However, I’m also pretty stubborn so we’ll see what wins out. Hopefully you’re taking some time to catch up on TV, movies, comics, books, games, or whatever other media you haven’t had time to, or just spending time with your family. Also, look for the #coronakindness on Twitter, Facebook, or other social media to see how people are helping their neighbors and pushing back against the isolation and frustration we’re all going through right now, even a virtual shut-in like me. Good luck!
And if you really need your BW fix I’ve added a category to the BW Progress Report in the sidebar for “Best Of BW”, linking to my annual list of what I consider the best articles I wrote that year as well as collections of the best Jake & Leon comics. It’s a good time to catch up on article I reference all the time in modern articles so you’ll know what Eventitis is, or why I can say positive things about HBO’s Spawn cartoon despite actually hating the show. Happy reading and hopefully I’ll have more to read soon.