Ho-Hum, Back to Sleep


I ain’t written anything for the blog in days. Just haven’t had a lot of energy for it. Sorry ’bout that.

I didn’t get many comics last week — just the three that I reviewed on Friday. I didn’t have any other comics or graphic novels sitting around that I felt like reviewing either. There’s plenty of stuff irritating me about comics lately, but they’re not irritating me to the level where I feel like I want to spend an evening writing anything coherent about them.

I’ve had trouble feeling really motivated to work on this blog lately. Reviews, reviews, reviews — what’s there to get interested in, right? And my insights into the comics world are probably not very worthwhile either. And working on the blog three times a week just takes away an evening when I could be working on my Great American Novels.

So why keep writing at all? Well, it’s sometimes a lot of fun to write about comics — even when you’re reviewing bad or mediocre books. And I really like the idea of having an online space where, if I really need to, I can rant about anything I feel I need to.

Plus I’ve actually heard from people who said they liked reading the blog. Most of the time, I feel like it’d be so easy to quit — but when you’ve got a couple of fans, it makes you feel like you’d be depriving them of your glory.

I suppose I shall just have to soldier on — but not today. Probably a bit later this week…


  1. Maxo Said,

    June 30, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    You might’ve noticed, but my blog has been dormant for quite a while. I think it’s OK to take a break now and then – for how long is up to you – and then come back to it when you’re refreshed. Or if not, to start something new.

    I know exactly what you mean about not feeling motivated, but I hope you know that you do have people who read and enjoy your writing regularly, and if you want to take a break, we’ll be here when you get back. (And I know you chastise yourself for “only” updating three times a week, but for sheer consistency and reliability, it’s impressive. The fact that you always do it so well makes me hate you. HATE YOU, SCOTT.)

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    June 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

    Pshaw, three times a week isn’t impressive at all. Snell updates every day, sometimes with more than one post. And he never falls back on reviews — it’s always decent, original content…

  3. Steve Berry Said,

    July 1, 2015 @ 8:56 am

    I hope you continue your blog. I read your blog each week and appreciate the reviews you give. You have enabled me to try out new comics and other things that I normally would not have tried. One of the best things about your blog are the occasional links you put in to the quirky, sometimes absurd, things it the world. Just for selfish reasons, I hope you continue to blog.

  4. scottslemmons Said,

    July 1, 2015 @ 9:24 am

    Steve — I’m sure I’ll keep going, partly out of sheer inertia. It’s hard to give up the sweet, delicious crack of blogging… 🙂