Long Running Media Franchises and Trends: Do Geeks Get Burn-Out? – The Sunday Re-Blog!

Great post – what do you think about burnout for the things you enjoy? I put a lot of thought into it… hence my really long comment!

Comparative Geeks

I’ve noticed that I get sick of long running franchises (and even entire genres) a lot more quickly than most of my geeky friends seem to. I’ve always known that there was a point at which I would just be “done” with something and not be able to tolerate watching, reading, or even really hearing much about it anymore. The first time it happened to me was with He-Man and She-Ra back in the 80s. As much as I loved them, I Just. Couldn’t. Take. Anymore.

In fairness, that might have had to do with how often they were on and how many different stations were running the SAME EPISODES. My siblings are quite a bit younger than I am, and if they were left to their own devices, we would have watched the same four episodes 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. There’s only so many…

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If we were having coffee… back to work edition

Librarian MugIf we were having coffee, I’d probably talk about being back at work this week. And how it was weird. For periods, I could get caught up in work and forgot everything else. At other times, I was so overcome by exhaustion it was impossible not to remember why

It was hard being away. I think that’s probably something parents everywhere can sympathize with. So maybe over coffee you’d be offering that sympathy, that empathy, with me. And then we’d probably wonder what we were doing sitting around drinking coffee when there are kids to be with…

But the coffee’s not finished, so we keep drinking.

I’d probably talk about blogging some. About how great the guest posts have been on Comparative Geeks, and how they’ll keep running for weeks yet. About how we haven’t figured out working blogging back into our lives yet, and the guest posts are so great to help us with that. Though I would mention I pulled off a post on Sourcerer this week…

I’d talk about this blog, as well. About how I’m coming up on a year’s worth of Wordless Wednesdays, and how it’s time to think about doing something different with it. Maybe sharing some sketches. Which means I need to get sketching.

I’m thinking that a graphic novel or webcomic is in my near future. And that, having not found an artist, I may be needing to do that… So I need practice. And this seems like the place to showcase some of that. Well… here or Tumblr. Actually, Tumblr seems like the right place. I’d ask what you think – here or Tumblr?

Thanks for coffee.

Check out all the coffee posts on the linkup thanks to Part-Time Monster!

If we were having coffee… Geek Baby Edition

Weekend Cookie Share

If we were having coffee, I would offer you one of these cookies.

I would tell you that it’s pretty great being a dad. I would tell you that it took a week in the hospital, and a lot of hard work since, but it’s pretty great. I would also tell you we’re really not sure what we’re planning to do regarding the baby and sharing pictures online, but I would share some off my phone. Which is filling up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that all the guest posts over on Comparative Geeks have been doing great. I would mention that they could always use some more love, but that they’ve definitely gotten people talking. I’d suggest that you go give them a look.

I would also tell you that we have guest posts that will carry us well into June, really keeping the blog afloat. At this point, it would be radio silence without them. I would say we’re thinking of new posts, other posts, but we haven’t found time to write yet.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you we’re thinking about a Twitter from the baby’s point of view, and ask whether you would read something like that.

If we were having coffee, that’s about all the time I’d have. I’d tell you I have been helping with all the feedings and need to get back to it!

10 Great Things From Blogging This Year

It was nearly a year ago that my wife and I planned and began to build our blog, still going strong today. We’ve kept with 6 posts a week, 3 each, with the occasional guest post. We’ve used a variety of post types, like I learned about in my class on blogging – though perhaps not as many as we could.

We do a great deal of reviews, talking through the things in our life we’re experiencing – mostly the geeky things. But then, what might one expect from a blog called Comparative Geeks?

From a blogging perspective, we’ve seen some great results, though there’s more that could happen. We are happy with where we are at, not planning on this as a form of income, or necessarily caring about being a big thing. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not nice to get noticed, seen, read, shared, and the community-forming we’ve seen this year has been great. So let me walk you through ten great moments for Comparative Geeks this year!

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