Oh hey, what's going down y'all? Just a quick message to wish everyone a Happy New Year! :) The past year has again been a challenging one in RKS Land and as a result there has been an all-time low in the number of new posts here. This is mainly due to my job - I've been with my current employer for just over a year now, and I'm very grateful to have the job, but it does take up a sizeable percentage of my non-sleeping time, and that's before you consider all the overtime I've been doing - time that may well have otherwise been spent on Red Parsley-related tomfoolery.
Probably as a result of the infrequent posts here, page views and stats have taken a nosedive, with the page currently seeing a similar number of visitors to the first few months of its life. This as well as my struggles to find time for the page have led me to give serious thought to retiring from the blogging life. There are still a ton of games, films, TV shows, animes, and all sorts of other silly stuff that I'd still love to write about here, but I have to face the fact that I will probably not have the time to do so, and even if I did - would I be suitably motivated to do so?
Who knows? I want to have time for the page and I want to want to spend more time on it (if you catch my drift) but it may not end up being realistic. Time spent at work looks likely only to increase, not decrease, and I have to wonder if blogging is worth the effort. I didn't start the page with the expectation of fame or earning a fortune but it's a bit disheartening to be no better off than I was at the start. You would think seven years of consistent posting would have paid some dividends? But alas, 'tis not so, apparently. Woe is me and my unpopular... Style? Persona?
Nonetheless, I shall persevere for the time being at least, at the best speed I'm able to manage. Here's hoping the coming year will see blessings galore, for all of you as well as me! To that end, any donations for the ongoing support of Red Parsley will be gratefully received (chortle)! Hope you all had and continue to have a good one :)