HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope 2021 is a better year for us all, though I must start this post by apologizing. My blogs production has slowed down significantly, and I really feel like I should apologize for my lack of activity recently. I’m not one for excuses, but I really have been lacking motivation to write recently, and I don’t want to force myself to write as I would be putting out subpar content, something I absolutely do not want to do. This year I hope to do more blog posts, but I apologise in advance if I disappear again. With that aside, lets kick of Average Joe Reviews 2021 with a tag post, The Mystery Blogger Award! I did this post before, but for those who haven’t seen the previous post, what are the rules of the Mystery Blogger award?
- Put the award logo or image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. I was nominated by the marvelous Nesha, HERE’S A LINK TO THEIR POST! Please show them support, they’re awesome. ^.^
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
(This awesome award was made by Okoto Oke Enigma, and this is her link)
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer 5 questions from the person who give you the awards.
- You have to nominate 10-20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify).
- Share a link to your best post(s).
With the rules outlined, lets jump right into the mystery of Average Joe Reviews!
What is that ONE desire or enthusiasm, the passion of yours that drives your soul?
Wow, these questions are shaping up to be a deep dive into my many ambitions and driving forces. Well while I wouldn’t say I tie myself to one particular ambition, but rather have an umbrella ambition that covers different things. My main enthusiasm is my ability to create content in whatever form it is. Be it in blog writing, creative story writing, even things like cosplay and photography are all aspects that I aim to make the most of. For me, true fulfilment comes from making the most of what you love doing. My true desire is to maintain my creative spark and continue producing content in whatever form I have the ability to produce it in.
What makes you grateful, optimistic, and concerned about this passion of yours?
I’m grateful for how the internet allows me to produce and share my content and gives me many avenues to improve and expand my repertoire. I’m optimistic for the future of this type of content and how more and more people continue to join the blogging industry and peoples ability to present their content becomes easier. As someone who joined the blogging community on a whim with zero experience, only to reach this level and have been at it for 2-3 years now, really is a testament to the growth of blogging. Now for concern…to be honest a lot of my concerns for blogging and my creative passions in general have been realised in 2020, stagnation and burnout. My blog production was very low last year compared to previous years, and a lot of that had to do with burnout and a loss in motivation. I also began to work on other projects leading to an overload of creativity that I honestly couldn’t handle, causing me to essentially lose the drive to create content for a while. I always have the desire to change this however, even though I may lose track of my blogging occasionally, I always maintain the desire to create and write.
What does success look like in your head?
Success is hard to define, it has many different meanings for many different people. For me personally true success is based on the enjoyment or happiness you get from something. For instance if you’re a millionaire and have a very prestigious job, if you aren’t truly happy with it then to me that isn’t success since it lacks the feeling of accomplishment. Success is the feeling of “I’ve done it!” and regardless of what it is you do, no matter how big or small, if you feel happy with it, then that is success. As long as you feel satisfied or happy with what you are working with, then that is success.
What do you enjoy about writing?
Wow…where do I even begin? Writing is my favourite thing to do and for years now I keep finding new ways to apply writing to things. Be it blogging, creative writing, script writing I’m always up to try new ways to create. I love how writing is a conduit for many of life’s great ideas, and writing for me is a way for me to put my ideas and concepts into practice. being able to exercise my creativity and create things in written form is what I love about writing and the avenues it opens. I know I seem to have neglected writing recently, what with my blog activity decreasing…but I assure you I still adore writing and whenever I feel the urge to create, I leap on the opportunity and put my thoughts on paper…or keyboard I guess.
Do you like cats? What about catgirls? (This is the funny one)
Cats are pretentious little gremlins but I love them. Catgirls I love even more, how else do you improve a waifu? You put cat ears on her and make her say “Nya~!” It’s simple anime mathematics. While I don’t have the time or living space to care for a pet unfortunately, I very much would like to own a cat at some point, they’re very sweet and many cats I’ve met seem to have a natural affinity for me which means I’m some sort of magic cat whisperer and need a cat to exercise my latent power on!
Nominations and Questions
Well that’s it, the tag has been fulfilled and thus ends the first blog of 2021! Now for my nominations and questions. The tag rules say tag 10 people, so I’m gonna do my best.
Now for the questions!
- How do you deal with burnout or loss of inspiration?
- What drives you to continue blogging?
- What part of your writing are you most proud of?
- If you could make any project, uninhibited by budget or restraints, what would it be? You have no limits, just say what your dream project would be.
- How do you like your eggs in the morning? (This is the silly one)
With that said, I hope everyone is staying safe, and I once again apologise for my disappearance. I hope to get my motivation back and return to a more consistent blogging schedule soon, but in the meantime I’ll see you all when I get the opportunity. If you enjoyed this post please leave a like and follow my blog for updates on future posts. Also follow me on twitter @joe_reviews for further updates and general nonsense. Until next time, stay safe and stay awesome!