Last night it occurred to me that I’ve been holding out on you, and doing so has been a disservice to all of us.
I’ve had a brainwedgie around what to do about reviews for quite some time now, I used to do them regularly but I just stopped because I went through a heavy consumption period, and I’ve been building up a pile of Stuck every since then.
What I forgot, though, is that the reviews helped people. It let you know about the good stuff I ran across and helped you decide if it was worth your time and money. It helped the good people whose products I reviewed put food on their table. And when there was an affiliate program for the product, it helped me put food on my table and have more time to help other people. We all lost out on this.
About five weeks ago, I made up my mind that I’d start writing reviews and having them go up as pages on the blog so that I could get past the Stuck without there being a barrage of reviews on your end. But it occurred to me that this really wouldn’t be helping you any unless I told you they were there, and that created more awkwardness than just doing the reviews as posts.
I also realized that “the barrage of reviews” was mostly a myth conjured up by insecurity; though I have a backlog of good stuff to talk about, it’s unlikely that it’ll come out in a short amount of time. Or maybe it will, in which case I can clear my head and focus on other stuff.
So, if you see a bunch of reviews and recommendations hit the blog in the near future, you know what’s going on. The reviews themselves will be valuable, but if you don’t want to read them, just skip them and be patient with me as I do what I should’ve been doing for the last few months.