State of the Site: Mid-Year 2018

Hey, everybody.

This is just a brief update on what we’re working on here, and what we’ll be working on in the future. No doubt you’ve noticed a scarcity of blog posts here as of late (as in no blog posts at all this or last month….yeah). There’s a reason for that, which I’ll now explain; Damon and I are getting tired of blogging. We started this blog back 2010, back when we were calling it Astral City, and after doing this for 7 years, we’re both just ready to move on from text posts and start doing something else. I know that we started new miniseries (Pop Dream, What The Funny) back in June, as well as starting a new segment (Brain Candy) back in May. I thought that after taking a break from blogging last winter for personal reasons that I would be able to just go back to business as usual, but I couldn’t. The passion, that initial spark just isn’t there any more. As hard as I tried, I just can’t make myself enthusiastic about blogging anymore. Damon and I want to make material akin to that of Phelan Porteous, Allison Pregler, James Rolfe, Andre Meadows, Bob Chipman, Tony Goldmark and Charlie Callahan, and we simply can’t do that with just a blog. We want to make the content here bigger, wilder and more visual, and text and still images alone just isn’t cutting it anymore. We’ve been wanting to evolve this site beyond just being a blog for some time now, and it looks as though that may be happening sooner than we initially planned. The future of Twinsanity isn’t text posts, it’s videos.

Yeah, we’ve been talking about making videos on and off for a while now, but now we’re actually in the early stages of making this a reality. I won’t say that I won’t ever blog again, since I can’t predict the future, but I won’t be blogging as consistently as I’ve been doing these past few years. I’ll type another blog post when I type another blog post. I can’t promise any more than that. Now, I’ll address some questions that some of you may have regarding this news.

What will the videos be about? 

In the videos, we’ll be covering pretty much the same topics that we’ve been blogging about.  As previously stated, Twinsanity will still be comedy focused, cartoon focused and geek culture focused. That won’t change. Of course, since video is a different art form, it won’t be exactly the same. The biggest difference will be that for the first time, Damon and I will appear on screen. As for the regular/recurring segments such as Cartoon Country, Talkin’ Nerdy, Nerdvana, The Retro Bin, The Cartoon Couch, Toon Adjacent, TV Special Showdown, etc., we plan to continue doing those, only in video form.  One earlier segment, 2 Funny, will return, except this time it will be all original content made by us instead of “Hey, look at this funny video we found.” There will also be new segments that simply can’t be done as blog posts (this is one reason why we want to grow Twinsanity into a full blown website).

When will this happen?

I don’t want to put an exact date on it, since there’s still stuff that we have to do (write scripts, edit, buy the necessary equipment, create a YouTube channel, etc.) before we can upload videos, but ideally, We’re hoping this will start in early 2019.

What’s going to happen to this site? 

Once we start uploading videos, the site will have a new look and a new theme, but the address will stay the same, so you won’t have to memorize a new URL. I’d like for the updated site to have a blog section or blog archive where we can store the older content and type some new blogs. Of course, the blog posts will be text only, since the visual stuff will be done as videos.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress so you’ll know what’s happening with our plans. We both appreciate you sticking around after all this time. Blogging was enjoyable, but sometimes you need to try out something new. I know that you liked the older stuff, but the new stuff will be better. Trust us.

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