Hello and happy spring from the land of Oz. Times are hard, but the sun is shining, and we need to have hope.
I hope this post finds you all well and keeping safe.
The Blog & Reviews
Slowly but surely is the mantra of things around here. I’m a bit impatient with myself, but it has been feeling very good to get things done. A lot of it is still in the background rather than here on the blog, but it’ll all flow in.
I’m still quite behind on reviews, and, even at two per week, that’s going to be the way of things for a little while yet. Everyone’s patience is super beautiful.
PSA: Always back up your stuff!
I know I wrote that in the last update post about things, but I think it bears repeating.
With the way this year has been going, I’m a little wary to committing to any sort of timeline for anything. That said, I’m hoping to get into data entry mode and get those shipping profiles set up. Because it’s the shipping profiles, not the listings, that are the real pain. Hahaha
YouTube is on my mind a lot at the moment. I have a lot of ideas about where I’d like to take things from here, but I’m trying to do things the smart way rather than my usual way of starting all the things without thinking through the consistency side of thins.
Thank you so much to everyone who sent in questions for a Q&A video. There are quite a few questions, so I might end up breaking it into two! Speaking of the questions, a couple of questions came in that got me thinking about…
The podcast! A couple of Q&A questions gave me an idea for the next podcast, and it really takes things back to the beginning for me in a few senses, so I’m pretty excited about it.
I don’t want to make one episode only to have a multi-month gap between that and the next one, though, so it’ll be a wee bit before I dive in.
*Phenomena 2 & Workaholic 2 – These zines are still happening! The cover art is in the works, and I have some great pieces for both. If you’d like to sneak in with a piece to one or both, please feel free to do so. These definitely won’t be done before the end of the month, so there is still time.
*Dear Anonymous 9 & 10 – I would like to wrap up the DA series by putting out both issues 9 and 10 at the same time, so there is still plenty of room if you would like to submit your work. Love letters, odes to your cat, hatred for oatmeal raisin cookies… Express yourself in DA.
*Missives From Murray Bridge – Missives are back! At least, the first Missive in quite a long time. I sent out a lot of them in the big ol’ mail send out. If you’re not on the mailing list, please feel free to get in touch. Some help with postage is always helpful (https://www.paypal.me/seagreenzines), but I completely understand if that’s not doable. I shall always do my best to send out to as many people as possible.
*The 24 Hour Zine Thing 3 – I didn’t get to do this during International Zine Month like I would have liked to. However, I love this so much and have had so much encouragement from True Zine Marin that I definitely need to make another one happen this year. Check out my Instagram @seagreenzines because that’s where I put out my calls for page ideas.