It’s A New Review Blog!

Hi there, and thank you for checking out the latest blog to clutter up the Internet.  After meaning to start one for years, but always changing my mind about what to write about, or delaying until I could find the time to plan it out perfectly, I’ve realized that I just need to start writing.  I’m going to post about various things that I’m interested in (usually in review form), and if it works out, I’ll worry about making it perfect later.

Probably the first thing to fix in the near future is the generic look of the blog, but the wide range of topics needs to be addressed soon afterwards.  I doubt there are many people out there who want to read reviews of punk CDs interspersed with board games, and those few who like that mix are probably going to be bored by the comic book stuff.  It would be nice if I could make convenient micro-sites for single-interest people, or even separate RSS feeds.  But again, start writing first, and make it perfect later.  There (hopefully) will be things you like mixed into this blog, and if there aren’t, then I shouldn’t worry about you reading this anyway.

So, about the name.  “Cult of the new” is a phrase that turns up from time to time, mostly in the board game community.  It refers to those people who will buy a $50 game knowing that even if they like it, they’ll probably only play it 3 or 4 times before they put it aside to focus on the next new thing.  While I will return to things I enjoy, this definitely describes me well.  I’m 32 years old, and it’s been almost a decade since I noticed that most people my age were starting to complain that new music wasn’t as good as it was when they were teenagers, all the movies that came out in the past year sucked, and really, they just didn’t have the time to look for new books.  Personally, I think that we’re in a golden age for music, literature, and pretty much any other interest you can think of.  The Internet makes your interests accessible no matter how small the niche, and gives potential creators the information and support community that they need to get started.

Admittedly, a lot of my articles will return to authors and artists that I already like.  Also, I expect that I’ll often be reviewing things that are years old, just because they’re new to me.  This is the point where I find myself stopping and wondering if “Cult of the New” is the right name for this blog or not.  But I have to remember:  Just start writing.  Make it perfect later.

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