Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Back In The (Horizontal) Saddle
I don't like leaving things undone. And having two set-specific blogs started and more-or-less dormant has been bothering me for months.
After a few false (re)starts, I'm going to finish both my 1958 and 1960 set blogs. I'm going to work on one at a time. I've rolled out some 1960 Topps posts over the last few days and have more in the pipeline.
When I looked back at the first posts I published on these two new set blogs I saw that they were fairly long and detailed. I had done my 1959 blog that way, with what I thought was a good bit of research on each player featured. Attempting the same thing with two more sets, particularly producing them at the same time, burned me out.
I cut back on the length and the frequency of my posts but I still lost interest in working on them. And the fact that feedback for set blogs, particularly those dealing with vintage sets that are not considered classics, is almost nonexistent.
But I recently I've had time to go back and flip through many of my sets and have really fallen back in love with these old gems. I decided that I didn't want these blogs hanging out there undone.
Right now my plan is to work on the 1960 set and see where it takes me. I've condensed the entries to where I can finish them without devoting an entire evening to each one. I'll continue with the '60 set for a while and if I get tired of it I will jump over to my '58 blog and post there. Maybe I'll rotate by month. But I'm determined to finish them.
I hope I can have some folks along for the ride but even if I am posting for myself I like the idea that I am giving these pieces of cardboard a bit of a voice. Wish me luck!
Links to both sets are over in the sidebar. My 1960 blog has fresh content. I hope you'll take a peek.