Soooo, hey there. It’s been almost a year since our most recent post, and I think it’s past due for us to give a little update. Not an update in terms of yuri news, just a status update on where the blog stands in 2022. It would’ve been better to write all of this before taking a break, but I didn’t even know that it would be so long. 😀
So why haven’t we posted anything in a year? It’s really not a complicated or concerning answer. Simply put, I lost the desire to consistently post new content, and I wanted to devote the time and effort I put into writing blog posts into other things. By “other things”, I mostly mean spending more time playing games. 😀
For quite a while prior to our hiatus, I wasn’t getting much enjoyment from watching some anime and writing posts about them, but I kept doing it anyway, mostly because I felt a responsibility to our readers, L, and the blog itself. It had been a couple of years since L had consistently written new posts, and during much of that time, I felt like doing the same thing and taking a break. I’d tell her about it, and being the amazing friend that she is, she’d always remind me that I didn’t have to do it, but being the incredibly stubborn person I am, I’d still do it anyway.
I don’t need to remind you guys that we’ve had stretches of time where it’s kind of depressing to be a yuri anime fan, because there just aren’t enough shows to get excited about. Looking back on some of the stuff I’ve posted in recent years, you’ll find many reviews of shows that have very little yuri content, and it’s not much fun watching mediocre anime and trying to write about the tiny amount of subtext in each. It starts feeling less like a hobby and more like a chore.
So where do we go from here? Who knows. I’ve enjoyed the past year (other than that time I caught COVID a few months ago), and I don’t feel a pressing desire to get back to writing stuff. Actually, in the past year, I’ve watched very little anime, and I haven’t even been keeping up-to-date on yuri news, or even anime-related news altogether. L definitely watches more than I do, and every time she tells me about a new show she’s watching, I always ask if she’s planning to write about it… and the answer is always no. I think she’s even more stubborn than I am. 😀
At the moment, I personally don’t have any plans to get back to a regular schedule (weekly posts), but something I’m definitely hoping to do is update the List of Yuri Anime Kisses list and The Kisses List. Those were always pet projects of mine that I probably shouldn’t have ever started (due to how much effort they would take), but I’m proud of how they turned out, and some helpful people contributed a lot of kisses that should be added to those lists. That said, I was always intending to keep adding more kisses to those, yet I haven’t done it in over a year, so there’s no guarantee that that’ll happen…
*looks over the post*
Man, I haven’t lost the ability to ramble on and on about something. I’ve still got it! Anyway, we’ll see what the future holds, but no matter what, YR will always be around. Thanks to you folks for your support, and stay safe~