Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Anniversary No. 3
Today is the third anniversary of Night Owl Cards.
When I first started this blog, little Night Owl was a young, eager-to-please, cardboard lover filled with exclamation points and golly-gee-whizisms.
It took a little while, but I'm not as golly-gee anymore. Although I still enjoy blogging just as much as I did in the beginning, I'm less apt to go happily along with what everyone else is doing -- whether they be a collector or a blogger-collector. I just do my own thing. It just took some time to figure out that what you're supposed to do in blogging is merely what you want to do.
So this is what I want to do:
I have another blog as you know. It's devoted to the 1975 Topps set. It's about to end in a week or two. I enjoy doing it. It's a pleasant diversion into the past and, for the most part, less friction-filled than Night Owl Cards.
It's also a drain on my time. Over the last year or so, I've felt more rushed in my posts on Night Owl Cards. There are many ideas that I've cast aside because I don't have the time. Part of the blame for that can be a busier life than I had in 2008. But it also can be attributed to devoting time to the '75 blog.
I know some people want me to do another "set blog" after the '75 blog is over. And I'm reasonably certain that I will. I think I've gotten the set all picked out, too (No, I'm not telling you yet). But it's not going to happen right away.
I'm just going to stick with Night Owl Cards for now. Try to get the inspiration flowing again with a one-blog-only strategy. When I feel the time is right, I'll announce another set blog.
Who knows, maybe I'll get bored doing just NOC and you'll see a new blog before the month is out. But don't count on it.
All I know now is that there will be a year four of Night Owl Cards.
So plan for the usual for another year. Sometimes I'll like vintage. Sometimes I'll like modern. Sometimes I'll act like a paid employee for Topps. Sometimes I'll hate everything. Sometimes I'll enjoy beat up old cards. Sometimes I'll want all my cards shiny and sharp. Sometimes I'll go on a trade post binge. Sometimes I'll avoid trade posts like they were anthrax.
In other words, I'll do whatever the hell I want.
I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading and commenting the first three years.