Although I am starting my movie collection blog soon "To My Friends: With Love...Sincerely, Prince Toddy English." is staying put.
This blog is going nowhere.
However, one change will go into effect immediately.
From now on I am only going to post when I really have something to say. More importantly I am only going to post when I feel like it.
This is going back to being the Sade of blogs not the Rihanna.
With that said...
I do a lot of soul searching, all of the time (I live in my head).
By my heart and soul I am a writer. I see the world through a lens of verbose. However, I've learned that being a writer does not make one a journalist. Here is the distinction. Whereas Don Lemon brings the news I'm that op ed columnist who forms an opinion about a story Don Lemon wrote. I'm the one who sounds off about an issue and not give a wit about journalistic integrity.
Granted, I love all those blogs that keep a bitch posted on the latest goings on but trying to keep up with the latest scoop, for me? Naw, can't do it and I give up the ghost on that!
It is tiresome, daunting, and sometimes I get overwhelmed.
Again, I'm the type of blogger who really loves to explore his feelings and extrapolate on any given topic: politics, love, religion, sex, and whatever.
I can't just post and not say anything about the subject matter.
The reason I tried that experiment for about a year was to get more readers, no lie. But I notice that people respond more to me when I write as opposed to just posting a news story (that you may see on all of the other blogs).
In those posts I'm being 100% me...and I feel like my most authentic self when I do those writings. Moreover, if they aren't getting a thousand replies it does not effect me because I am proud of the work that I did on them.
So, from now on, whether it be once a week or twice a day I will only blog when my spirit moves me to do so.
I'm taking my blog back old school (three years ago). I'm just going back to be straight up writing about anything and everything, whenever, where ever, whatever, like I used to.
Discussing in depth issues that are important to me while honing my craft.
First and foremost this is my vehicle to help me make sense of the world around me.
One while I wanted to QUIT this blog cold turkey. It always felt like I was doing such great work and NOBODY was responding (for all those who always support, love ya). It started feeling like a chore. Now, it is something that I am enjoying again. It is back to its original purpose, I feel.
That and I realize a lot of people are reading, but they prefer the Prince Toddy English that really expresses himself.
I do too.
Therefore, with that said, enjoy everything I've written previously and just know that new content will arise
(mostly over the weekends). Maybe not in rapid succession but please know that when I post you will love it.
One thing I've learned from my new job is how to organize my responsibilities. I know how to delegate what is most important now. I love what I do here. So I don't want to feel forced to do it. So if you don't see new content for days on end don't fret. I am living my life so that I can have something to report back to you (if I feel like it).
For me it all comes down to quality over quantity now.
I want to talk about everything important to me and not feel PRESSED while I'm doin it, feel me?
Thank you all for your continued support over the last three years (when I was a baby blog over on Wordpress)!
FYI: My new blog will be for a purpose. I am creating it to catalog my DVD/Blu Ray collection that is explosively huge...lol
Prince Toddy English.