Welcome back my sweet Island guests! It has been a little over a week since I last wrote for you! Some heart issues kept me bedridden and unable to get a proper sleep. A little holiday depression set in after the Christmas days as well and somatic stress disorder finished the cocktail into me cocooning in bed for a good while! Yet now I am back and I am strong and happy again! So let’s take a look at what this year will have in store for us. Wait…why am I glowing white? Am I evolving?!
500 Follows! POG!
First of all , during my absence we breached the magical border of 500 followers. I would like to thank the 250 marketing blogs following me to sell me some expensive SEO programs and lessons to make more money off my blog. Then there are the 200 or so random follows who searched for a word and found me! You have two times my thanks. Now for the 50 active people out there! You are amazing! I truly love you and sorry for being absent! I am really happy to have reached this milestone and I practiced a little speech holding a shampoo bottle. Then I dropped the Shampoo bottle on my foot and almost slipped in the shower. So I ended up winging this little speech that follows next.
While at times my health, and mental issues can make me feel a bit lonely and , while often struggling to reach out to people , you guys have been there as a natural safe space. I am still awkward and will not always interact as my brain is all over the place, that does not mean I do not appreciate you .. all of you made this community what it is. Even if we don’t talk a lot and if I miss your blog posts.. or do not leave a witty comment.. you all give me a home on the internet. Even if you aren’t that keen on my content.. you bring people together we can both interact with. So Every follow is appreciated, even if I joke about the insignificance of the number. While I do have a lot of “empty” followers, those empty followers bring me closer to you all! My real life voice is fragile and isn’t that strong but you.. are my voice box for online! Thank you all for this amazing achievement..it actually got me an achievement on WordPress as well and as a gamer I do like those! New member goals for 2021 will be an active following of about 20 people interacting with posts. (Be it likes or comments). As for the number of followers to reach! The new goal will be set at 666! So I can sell all your souls to become a demon girl! … See then I can become A VTuber!
What Rose from the Cocoon is not Pinkie.. but Pinkie!
During my Cocoon phase, I tried to get back into content but I kept hitting a brick wall… Well actually it was just plaster… my muscle issue also blocked my legs at times and I stumbled into the wall.. .. but regardless my muscles were constantly sore and I had trouble following anime due to constant aches, I had no focus in my head because of a lot of self imposed stress of me being too lazy and not being able to get things done and a lot of fears I imagined. During the course of Steampunk Month I have realised I took on a bit more than I can chew. I had to rush games like insane, making me not enjoy them as much.. or to pick games I am able to beat in a short time. Everything kind of became subservient to my blogs. So during my stressing I realised that would have to change a bit. I would need to make content a bit more “fun” for me. Writing has always been fun but consuming the content needed for the blog wasn’t as fun anymore. Review after review got old.. and I must admit.. during my time in the dumpster I kinda fell down the VTuber hole. So I was thinking.. could I possibly find a way to become a V-Blogger?
From the beginning of my Website I had a bit of a YouTube aspiration but my weak voice would not allow me to do it properly, perhaps with a lot of voice software thrown over to amplify and clarify it and perhaps give it a change… anyway that dream got shelved… but I want more… I want to be a VBlogger… I might even try my hand on streaming if I ever can get the model made.. who knows.. but I want to give a try! I really was struggling putting up content.. I had enough ideas.. but I felt a time pressure on each game. I was constantly thinking on blog chores as if my mind was on fire! So what.. came back from that Cocoon is a bit of a different Pinkie! It will be revealed tomorrow! The same.. but yet different and I think I will pursue a slightly different style of content! The next step in my evolution! But more on that in Tomorrow’s post! What will that mean for my content?! Well .. I am not doing as much reviews anymore! Instead my content will take on more “Let’s Play” Like shapes. There will be a heavier emphasis on gaming. Of course in my own unique take! I just feel like that telling you about my gaming adventures and my daily geeky stuff .. is more ME?! I would not have to rush games either! So expect more of me gaming and doing geeky stuff, and less of an endless slew of reviews!
As for the regular content such as the Animini, I do plan to continue them but I might take a short break from them. I probably won’t take a break for too long, but my current medication is preventing me from a good night sleep. Since I watch anime on saturday morning as a bit of a ritual that kinda conflicts now. I want to figure out how I want to do this at my own leisure! Post times might change as well as I might experiment with live posting, or just want to work on a post a little bit more or more at whenever it is convenient. Two deadlines a day was too stressful to me and did not help my heart. I need to destress and whatever my new content schedule will be will reflect that. Gaming content will be more regular, but the let’s play formats will focus on all the categories of Paradise.. so for example I might play a movie game, a pokémon game and maybe an anime game. No specific rhyme or reason will apply, I just want to have fun! My content will reflect that!
The Island gets weird!
While I might have experienced a slight metamorphosis into a VBlogger, I will not give up my Island! The new me has a perfect reason to live here as well and while maybe not fully human (seriously almost no V-Tuber is human) anymore, she will keep her manager tasks on the island! However when my own health is frail.. this new form will allow me to spread my wings and soar, finding a light when times seem dark, so not only will I tell what I do in my real life.. but also a lot of avatar talk! If you ever seen anything Vtuber.. you kinda know .. except I don’t do the whole boing-boing thing! I am chaste….mostly… Flavorwise not a lot will change.. but I hope to put a bit more energy and personality in my posts again! I feel I kinda lost that near the end. Content, be it anime, gaming or whatever will be a bit more bit sized! Think about the length of an Animini.. (two to three..and a bit.. pages in Google Docs).
As some of you may have noticed I do often refer to the community and I do plan to keep that kind of content up! For example I plan to do a Geeky-Blogger Hunger Games where I will use a simulator to let 24 of us battle to the death as I write the story that goes with it. I plan to bring back What If stories. When the Animini episodes return I plan to make them a bit less “review”y and more “reaction video” like. Which still can be read as a review of course..as you can still read what I think about it.. but I don’t feel like I should judge.. but more tell you what I experience.. I feel that will have a bit more energy and me in it! So it might be a bit stranger.. but I was not one for structure anyway! Rather than separating the good and the bad I will take you through an episode and tell you as I go!
Themed Months will still happen as well but I will work them out a bit better beforehand. The structure however might be different. What really hurt me last month was the fact that I had to do a Steampunk Game, A Steampunk movie and other content as well and it clogged up my creativity in the end. With his New VBlogger Style, I am aiming for I can pick whatever content I feel like doing that is within that theme and will allow theme months to shine more! Two Month will follow an Narrative on the Island and thusly a soft theme. Events will happen to the STAFF or on the Island which gives a bias towards a theme then after two soft themes, one hard theme will follow. So in other words we tear down structure in return for consistency and fun! I aim to at least have a post for you each day, but it might be two.. and who knows on a crazy day I might even have three! What 2020 has shown me.. and what made me evolve.. is that we have to look out for ourselves. We have to make our own life fun.. and sometimes that might mean people think you are a raving lunatic. Well my sweet Island Guests.. I might be a raving Lunatic.. that isn’t doing the normal and sensible thing. but I will at least have fun…
In Short what can you expect from Paradise in 2021?! I could not tell you! What I do know is that I will have a heck of a lot of fun with it and I hope you will follow me on this new journey as well! Happy New Year and may this year be a year we can all chase our dreams!