Thanks a lot to these of you who took the time to let me know what you wish to see on the weblog, going ahead.
Apart from the outcomes of the ballot itself, I’ve additionally been paying shut consideration to the opinions and views you guys shared within the feedback.
Taking every part into consideration, it felt like an applicable time to overtake my complete running a blog and Patreon strategy and schedule, and right now, I feel it’s time to let y’all know what I bear in mind. 😇
That is nonetheless in a trial and testing stage, so I would change issues alongside the best way.
1. THE FUTURE OF THE GROUP WATCH
(A) Will we nonetheless have group watches?
In accordance to the result of the ballot, we are going to proceed with group watches right here on the weblog, however we are going to cut back that to as soon as per week.
The brand new group watch will occur on Saturdays, ie, there’ll no extra group watches on Wednesdays.
Presently, we’re ending up our group watch of Autumn’s Concerto, so the brand new group watch will take the place of Autumn’s Concerto, after we wrap up that group watch.
(B) How will we resolve on what to look at?
For some time now, we’ve had the Individuals’s Alternative watch on Wednesdays (decided by a ballot of shortlisted titles) and the Editor’s Alternative on Saturdays (picked by me).
Since we’re transferring to a single group watch on Saturdays, it feels proper to me, that we regulate the way by which we select the present, in order that each you and I get a say in what present we watch.
As a substitute of a ballot, we’ll have a brainstorm put up, the place I’ll share a shortlist of doable group watch dramas, and also you guys can let me know what you assume within the feedback.
You probably have a drama in thoughts that’s not on the shortlist, be at liberty to share it within the feedback, and inform us why you assume it’d make for an incredible group watch.
In the long run, I’ll take note of all of the enter that you simply guys have given, and make an general determination on what I feel would work greatest for all of us, after which I’ll make an announcement on what we’re watching, and I will even embrace the group watch schedule, together with that.
(C) What does the timeline for this appear to be?
We’ll end up our group watch of Autumn’s Concerto on Saturday, 3 September 2022.
To provide us all a little bit of a breather between group watches (which some of us did point out can be welcome, within the ballot), we are going to begin our brainstorm on Saturday, 10 September 2022, and we can have that brainstorm open for nearly per week, till 16 September 2022.
I’ll make an announcement on our chosen present on Saturday, 17 September 2022.
And our first Open Thread for the brand new group watch will go stay on Saturday, 24 September 2022.
(D) In abstract
Sat, 3 September: Ultimate OT for Autumn’s Concerto
Sat, 10 September: Brainstorm for brand spanking new group watch
Sat, 17 September: Announcement put up for brand spanking new group watch
Sat, 24 September: First OT for brand spanking new group watch
2. MORE REVIEWS ON THE BLOG
Coming in an in depth second within the ballot, was the thought of stopping the group watches utterly, in order that I may concentrate on writing extra critiques.
I’m pleased to proceed the group watch in some kind, as a result of I’ve ended up watching some stable reveals that I’m positive I’d’ve by no means gotten round to, alone (like Stranger, Sign and Heard It By way of The Grapevine).
On the identical time, the thought of getting extra critiques on the weblog is totally consistent with what I’d like for the weblog as properly.
And so, I’m working to make that occur.
With a purpose to make that occur, there are some key modifications that have to occur on each Patreon and the weblog.
(A) Adjustments on Patreon
I’m revamping my posting schedule on Patreon, to allow me to cowl reveals sooner than I’ve been.
As a substitute of a 5 day cycle the place I put up one set of episode notes each 5 days, I’ll now put up 2 units of episode notes per week, per present coated on Patreon.
It will allow me to complete watching reveals sooner, and subsequently put up their critiques on the primary weblog sooner, because of this.
That is what the present schedule seems to be like:
MONDAY: A Dream Of Splendor, 4 eps, up from 2 eps
TUESDAY: Shining For One Factor, 4 eps, up from 2 eps
WEDNESDAY: Extraordinary Legal professional Woo, 2 eps, up from 1 ep
THURSDAY: Love Like The Galaxy, 4 eps, up from 2 eps
FRIDAY: Alchemy Of Souls, 2 eps, up from 1 ep
SATURDAY: Autumn’s Concerto group watch right here on the weblog
SUNDAY: k-ent tidbits on Patreon
I’ve been on this new schedule for per week now, and whereas it’s nonetheless doable (ie, I haven’t crashed and burned but), it does imply that I have to slim my focus by way of how I exploit my time.
Which brings me to..
(B) Adjustments on the weblog
As a result of I’m spending a lot extra time watching the episodes and writing episode notes, to be able to finally carry extra critiques to the weblog, I discover that I presently don’t have the bandwidth to put in writing different posts for the weblog.
Which is why you may need observed that the weblog’s been additional quiet this week (sorry!). 🙈
I mainly have my fingers full making an attempt to juggle my new viewing schedule, together with writing the elevated variety of episode notes, and don’t have time to slot in anything. 🤪
In the intervening time, I don’t foresee that I can write Pricey kfangurl posts, or Flash Opinions of films or different brief drama issues.
Hopefully, that may change as soon as I get a greater deal with on handle my new schedule, however till then, the weblog’s going to be quieter than ordinary for a bit, till the extra frequent critiques begin popping out (beginning subsequent month!). 😅
Like I discussed originally of this put up, that is nonetheless in a trial stage, so I is perhaps making modifications alongside the best way, to be able to make every part work higher general.
Please be at liberty to let me know the way that is working for you; I’m at all times to know what you guys assume!
Additionally, thanks in your persistence, as I recalibrate, not solely right here on the weblog, however on Patreon as properly. (Preventing, me! 👀)
Hopefully, this may end in an area that higher speaks to your drama needs and desires!