When I started this blog, I wanted to lay down a couple of ground rules so that I may always give the reader the best possible online experience. I never really expected this thing to take off like it has, and now I find myself trying to play catch-up.
1. I wanted to post regularly so people would know that I care about this thing. Not too much, as I didn't want to bombard my readers with too much information, but not too sparse, where people would stop visiting. I've been trying to do a daily post, but with my work schedule and my home schedule, it's becoming more and more difficult to do so.
And this bothers me. It seems silly, doesn't it? As I know that there are plenty of blogs out there where the writers post maybe once a week, but they seem to keep up a pretty decent following. I don't know why I feel this way. I guess it's a personality trait in me to want to please everybody. And I have to accept the fact that I cannot do that. But at least I can try.
2. I wanted to be honest in my writing, but not too personal. My family is my life and my true inspiration. Ava Thursdays are a great indication of that. But I don't want to get too personal to where I might lose my audience. I have a broad audience, and I am so thankful for that. But again -- it's hard to please everybody. I'm trying to find the happy medium to where everybody can find a comfortable spot within the confines of The Ward-O-Matic and want to stay there.
3. Animation is in my blood, but it's not all of who I am. As you can see, I find inspiration from EVERYWHERE, and being an animator doesn't mean that I have to look at ONLY animation 24-7. I'm listed on many blogrolls out there as an "animation blog," and I respect that. But I realize that I have not discussed animation ad nauseum as I thought I would, and that's okay. There are plenty of opportunities soon where I will, believe me, but I just want some of you people out there who were expecting tons of animation-related posts to bear with me.
I guess by the end of the day, I tend to suffer from animation-overload. Consumed by it all day tends to do that to a man.
Oh well, I don't know where I was going with this post, I guess I just wanted to get some things off my chest. I love having this forum to be able to talk about things I like and discuss and debate about things I don't like. It's a great way for me to understand what others feel about certain subjects and to figure out why things might or might not work.
Be that as it may, I constantly enjoy the interaction of others I receive on The Ward-O-Matic, and I am deeply honored in having the wonderful opportunity to be a part of your lives.