|Impossible mission, indeed|
On a personal level, I'm also finding it increasingly difficult to balance the needs of this site with my own creative work, especially given the number of hours now required to simply update these lists and moderate the comments from all the many helpful contributors out there. Since I don't like the idea of shutting the blog down completely—something I'd been considering—I'm going to instead attempt some streamlining.
A change in approachMy plan, as of now, is to continue to post updates on what's new and what's expiring, but with a few key changes:
- Updates such as this will consist mainly of lists, with a minimum of editorial comment.
- Lists will narrow their focus to titles I can personally recommend, in keeping with the blog's original intent.
- These semi-monthly posts will replace the standalone Expiring and What's New pages.
- The current Expiring page will be converted into a discussion area, since the increasingly general nature of the comments there seems to dictate such a space is necessary (plus I'm not quite ready to start an actual forum).