Thursday, September 5, 2019

10 Year Anniversary of Random Toy Reviews!

Exactly ten years ago to the date, I published my very first toy review on this blog. It's hard to believe it's been ten years. I can remember however starting up the blog, being so excited to share many of the cool toys that I owned at the time. It was about a month before my first daughter was born too.

However what I didn't realize at the time was that blogging was "work". The time it took to take pictures, edit them and them piece it all together in the form of a blog post took more time than I thought it would. There were times I thought I'd let the blog die since the number of views per post have dropped, but then I would stop and realize that if I'm being truthful with myself, this blog is for me and how it helps me document and remember the toys I once had.

Space is an issue any collector of anything faces at some point. With me having multiple hobbies and thus multiple collections, it becomes necessary at times for me to part way with certain toys. I find it fun to look back at old posts and remember what was going on during that time in my life. While I do enjoy seeing a lot of people visiting the blog and reading/commenting on the posts, I don't do this for others. I do this for me and my own enjoyment. 

For all of those who have supported me and the blog, I thank you. It's been a wild ten years, full of ups and downs. I've covered everything from Transformers, to GI Joe; Marvel to odd Japanese toys and everything else in between. Most toy reviewers have taken to YouTube to share their thoughts and opinions, however I find it almost therapeutic at times blogging. I know I may not always be the most eloquent when it comes to words, however this is something that I have enjoyed and still enjoy to this day. If there is one thing about having this blog that drives me crazy is that I tend to sit on opening items and enjoying them for far too long. I know I can't do a post on everything I buy. After I get through my backlog of some items, I have a new approach to toy collecting / blogging that I hope will keep things fresh and exciting for me.

I know there have been times where the content has suffered, but ten years later I still find it fun to create new content and share it with others. I don't plan on stopping, though as my family grows older and my work responsibilities increase, I don't see me being able to pump out a lot of new content on a regular basis like I once did. However I hope if you're reading this you'll bookmark the site, or give our Facebook page a like so you can follow on.

13 comments:

  1. Happy 10th! Even if you aren't posting as much as you used to, it's still pretty amazing that you have been able to keep this blog going for ten years. And for the record, when it comes to toys, I prefer to read about them -- a lot of the toy people on YouTube seem to be trying too hard, or are peddling manufactured nostalgia, and heck, most of them just aren't that interesting to begin with. So it's blogs or bust for me :)

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    1. Thank you! I don't mind watching *some* YouTube toy review videos, but I too would rather read what someone has to say and view their pictures if I have the choice.

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  2. Time flies when you're having fun! Congrats on 10 years!

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe it's been 10 years.

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  3. Congratulations on making it 10 years! Here's to 10 more ;)

    P.S. You and I share a similar philosophy in regards to blogging for ourselves to document our collections. But I've gotta admit... there are times when I see my view count drop and i'm like... what the heck???? Lol ;)

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    1. I guess people just aren't reading as many blogs now as they were 5 years ago. Heck, this post here as I type this only has had 40 views. Oh well, I will still march forward!!

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  4. Congrats!I can only imagine what the next generation of bloggers will be posting about.All these new Marvel Legends,Wrestling and Transformers figures will be part of their childhood memories.That and things like I Pads and smartphones.

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    1. Will blogging even still be a thing in another 10 years?

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  5. Congrats on 10 years of AWESOME content!!!

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  6. 10 years??? Congrats on this accomplishment and keep up the wonderful work!

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