I think in all of Geekery Gears’s existence, there have been way too many make overs. I think, now that I’ve been tampering with this blog for a few years, I finally realize that this is partially because I’m still growing as a writer. But that doesn’t exactly excuse me from taking down the previous posts and revamping the site… Again.

I owe, at the very least, an explanation as to why this is happening. Over the summer, I thought I’d finally found a good schedule and a good amount of material to work with to make this blog its best. But really, it was a lot more work than I could handle with my current schedule, as Geekery Gears is not my only project and I have to put completing my two degrees at the top of my list.

As understandable as that is, the biggest reason I was put off the blog’s initial purpose was because I wasn’t happy with the layout of the site and not all of the content I was posting made me feel accomplished as a writer and amateur journalist.  I adored writing reviews for anime even if I thought they were bad. In fact, I was happy to write about anime that I didn’t like because I was able to make the posts more humorous, as is my hopeful signature on this blog. The issue wasn’t really writing reviews so much as it was writing reviews all the time.

Geekery Gears was never intended to be solely a review site. I wanted it to have a combination of different articles and topics, but over the summer I realized that it wasn’t going in that direction. In particular, I realized that I had picked too many anime to review. It didn’t seem like a lot at first, but as I tried to stick to the schedule, I realized just how much time I would have to spend. Don’t get me wrong, for those of you who want to not only blog and report, but want to be good at it, you’ll have to spend a good amount of time working on your blog to produce quality content. And what matters to me most is quality, not quantity. I don’t want to consider doing what I did over the summer by creating posts that I hadn’t spent as much time on and hadn’t put enough heart into.

But we all have limits on how much we can take. Which is why I had to revamp the site, yet again. But look! We have a fancy new logo, courtesy of Make it Weird Entertainment’s owner, and one of my bosses, Adam Barba! And that makes Geekery Gears a little more official huh? A fresh start really should come with a new look!

So what can you expect from the new Geekery Gears since I’m starting completely from scratch? Well, for one I will be keeping my sassy commentary and humor, as is my trade for most the things I do. However, I will be doing less reviews and they will be seasonal; no more episodic ones! I know I won’t make it on time and I can’t lie to my waifus (ya’ll). But does that mean there will be less content? No. I’m going to start posting some fun articles to keep you guys entertained as well as some new segments I think you’ll enjoy. And, here’s the exciting thing, some of those articles are going to have (drum roll please) a podcast component!

Yup, your eyes aren’t tricking you like your mother did; you read that right. You’re going to actually have to listen to my voice! Geekery Gears is going to become a part of Black Moor Productions via podcast. I’m hoping to have a podcast out every other month at the least. No official schedule has been made for this yet, but any changes will be posted on this site.

Anyways, that’s basically the past and present for Geekery Gears, so let’s get to the future! I’m hoping that from here on out it will start working smoother even though there are still a few thing I have to work out.

I hope I still have your loyalty as viewers and thank you for sticking with this site! And for those of you just checking it out, thank you very much for stopping by! I hope you chill with this weird and wonderful anime blog, enjoying all that you see!

Thank you for you support,

Ashley Glenn

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