The League

Wow, it's been quiet around here. I keep promising myself that I'm going to write more and... it doesn't happen. But that doesn't mean the site has been quiet.

I went ahead and upgraded to Squarespace 6. It is a lot cleaner than Squarespace 5. I'm also finding it easier to use. Of course, the drop in monthly price doesn't hurt either. I'd like to be able to add an e-commerce section to this site. Got a ton of things to unload, but more on that later. My favorite part of the new Squarespace is how easy the new gallery is to use. Love the drag-and-drop and ability to reorganize the photos on the fly. And I like how it scales the photo to size of the screen. It's gotten me kinda excited to take photos again. I've added a few recently. Looking to add more as I've made a few more “prop” purchases.*

Going back to the things I want to unload. Finally decided to cull my collections, all of them. Wife and I spent all last week bagging and boarding my comic book collection. Ended up bagging/boarding about 1,000 books. Now I have to inventory my collection, a total of about 5,000 books. Gonna try to thin it down to about 1,500 books that I really want to keep. Everything is going. Also looking to unload a few boxes of Star Wars figures, Hot Wheels, stamps and whatever else I might uncover along the way. Seriously, who would've thought you could stash so much stuff over 30 years of collecting.

Now, I know I've said the before but this time I mean it. I really am going to try to be more active. Now, I know what you're thinking, “Yeah Bro, we've heard this all before. What makes this time any different?” I'll tell you what make this time different. Let's face it, trying to come up with a topic to talk about all the time is difficult, especially when you have other things on your mind. Well, I found a way to beat this. I'm joining the “League of Extraordinary Bloggers”. Found this site while I was looking for ideas for my toy photography. Loved the idea, loved some of the blogs that I read. Figured I could this. Now, I might not be able to knock something out every week, but at least once to twice a month might be feasible. So, this week's assignment was “Write a “State of the Site” for your web site. How’s it going? What exciting things have happened this past year? Where do you want your site to be in a year’s time?”

Since I'm probably going to get a few new people to the site, let me give you a quick rundown on what's happened this past year... Not a whole lot. Biggest reason for this is that we (that would be the wife and I) bought a house about a year ago. The house is in great condition, but it is still a lot of work to make it our own. Good thing is I've got a room all to myself which will become my Mancave. I plan to document it all on this website.

What other things are there to look forward to in the upcoming year? I'll still talk about baseball and any other nonsense that comes to mind, but at least now I'll have other stuff to talk about. I also plan on doing more toy photography. I'm also hoping that with the new visitors to my site I'll be able to get some feedback.

So, to review:

  • Site upgrading to Squarespace 6
  • Going to be unloading a chunk of my collections
  • More blog updates due to the “League of Extraordinary Bloggers”
  • Still going to talk about baseball and movies

Did I miss anything?


Here some other members of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers.** Take a read, you won't be disappointed.

Freak Studios -

Geek Cultural -

Siftin' -