Usagi gets all deep and stuff

I was working on a little figure photo post, and ended up getting deep instead. Still, this is a bit about why I’ve slowed down posting a lot, and what I intend to so, so I made it a separate post. This is the last time I’ll get so deep and feelsy, ok?

I’ve been a little stressed lately by what this blog’s place is. I’ve run it since I was 15, and I intend to at least keep it going in some form, but I think a lot of people began coming here for reviews(which is great), but I don’t have the time for those so much anymore. Still, I like taking pictures, so I still want to share them, but I’m not sure what the best way is. I have a tumblr for figures, but figures don’t have an active presence there it seems. Twitter and Instagram are other options, and I am testing out Instagram at the moment. Something I noticed a while back is that I’ve always run blogs for other people. It’s true that I love collecting figures and writing about them, but a big part of this blog has always been giving people what they want whether it be news or reviews. It probably stems from my interest in branding, but I liked building up my blog as something people could rely on and benefit from. I made dedicated Instagrams and Twitters just for figures, so getting away from it all on my hiatus was relaxing for a change. I missed blogging though, and started using tumblr a lot only to have a little crisis when I found myself doing the exact same thing there–running a blog for something I liked, but slowly beginning to cater to other people. It was like having a big fancy blog was something I needed, and I couldn’t just be a normal person. As I’ve gotten older and moved on to enjoy other things, it felt wrong to keep having “figure exclusive” accounts. It felt like I was segmenting myself instead of being one complete person with many interests. I know this seems silly to fret about, but this is how I’ve been for so long that I have to continually remind myself to “cool it” and not worry about being the most popular or having tons of followers or dedicated content. Another reason I was so gung ho about being a noteworthy blog is because I saw a lot of figure bloggers and toy photographers being sponsored or working with companies which was my dream, and hoping to have my hobby become something more, I made a lot of work for myself. I loved it all, but it was also time consuming and stressful at times.

This all got a little dramatic, but I just want you all(whoever is left lol) to know what’s been going on with me lately. I’ve since started an Instagram account for myself where I intend to post about all of my life, and not just my figures. A lot of social media doesn’t allow for the comprehensive posts I apparently like to write though, so I will still post my figure photos with all of the overthought descriptions here, but far fewer reviews. I’ll probably move into Twitter too once I figure out exactly how it all works. My favorite photos will go on social media, but I’ll post full galleries here and of course on my Flickr which has all of my photos.
I just need to teach myself to slow down, be normal, and have blogs and such be a portion of my life, and not the driving force, and I want to I guess publicly admit that. I suppose this is all part of that weird maturing phase haha!

In conclusion! As dramatic as this all feels, one reason I can justify caring so much is because it was through blogging and collecting that I met a particularly wonderful group of real life friends. I have also made many connections with readers, so I see my blog’s future as something to worry about because it honestly changed my life! So, if you would like to remain in touch through social media of whatever, please leave a comment or send and email or something, and I can give you my Instagram…or something.

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8 thoughts on “Usagi gets all deep and stuff

  1. Hey! I’ve been following you for a few years now, and I love all your posts; reviews, FNF, photo shoots, loot posts, whatever! Your pictures always inspire me to do figure photography. Since you’ve done a lot for me with this blog, I think you deserve to do things for you, too. I always try to stress to myself and friends that doing things for yourself is just as important as- if not more so than- doing things for others.

    So, basically what I’m saying is, I love your blog, but I want to see you do what you want to do.

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    • ❤ Thank you so much!
      I'm definitely doing what makes me happy now! And figures are a part of it, but I just wanted you all to know exactly what's going on with me. I feel like I've left this blog on standby for months, and it was getting to me XD
      Anyway, glad to hear that I've inspired you! It touches my heart ='D

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  2. Glad to know you’re fine 🙂 You definitely don’t need to feel obliged to post I think. Do what makes you happy. And I’ll always be there to talk, even if I take a while to reply.

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    • Ddddaaawwww thanks!
      You probably noticed my DA is pretty dead now, and I don’t really plan to go back there.
      I’ll keep posting here, just not as much, which is what I really wanted to get across. Otherwise, my Flickr and a tumblr I’m maintaining for photography will be other places I post to ^^ I can link you either if you’re interested. Otherwise, following this blog for photos is just fine!

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      • Yes please. Whether it’s figure photography or updates on cosplay,your work has always been great. So if it’s alright, I’d like to stay updated on your work 🙂

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