If you follow me on Twitter, or pay attention to that little sidebar to the right of your screen, you may have noticed that I’ve been a bit preoccupied with an ongoing adventure: tomorrow morning, I’m packing up my life (which, honestly, consists more or less of DVDs, video games, and electronics) and moving across the continent – I’ll have more on why, and how that’s going to be affecting things around these parts, in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime I’m going to be pretty busy over the next couple of weeks getting settled.
Now, this is not going to be an outright hiatus: I intend on catching up on some television as I join my family on an extended road trip westwards, and chances are I’m going to have a few things to say about it: I want to at least briefly discuss the Sherlock finale, for example, and for better or for worse I’ve become dependent on working some blogging time into my schedule even during the most hectic of times.
However, this does mean that I won’t be able to write about the Work of Art finale (which I won’t be able to see before leaving) or the So You Think You Can Dance finale (which I may not see at all until later next week, depending on how things work out) – and, ever so sadly, it means that I will be unable to see Sunday night’s Mad Men until early next week, and even then I won’t have nearly as much time to devote to it as I would like. I may still plan on being engaged with television, but the time to blog to my own standards (especially with something like the Cultural Catchup Project) is just not going to be there beyond a couple of nights in hotels where I plan on doing some writing.
Since I don’t want to remain entirely unengaged, even without the time to blog, I finally broke down and opened a Formspring account – for those who don’t know, Formspring is a site where you can visit someone’s page and ask them questions, which they will then answer at some point thereafter. It’s a really simple and elegant little process, and I figure it would be a way for me to stay engaged when I won’t be able to blog as often as I might like. Of course, it’s just as likely that I’ll blog just as much and still end up enjoying the process of directly answering questions, just making my schedule even more hectic, but I’m perfectly content with this.
So, feel free to ask what I thought of a recent episode of a series, my take on a series which I may not have written about before or stopped writing about, my thoughts on the upcoming fall season, how the blog came to be, or even something personal and unrelated to television (although there’s really not much interesting there, honest). I look forward to answering some such questions (I know the Cultural Catchup folks probably have quite a few), and look forward to an exciting year ahead here at Cultural Learnings.