...But enough talk, have at you!
After having been deathly quiet for the longest time, I've finally gotten caught up on matters here and am ready to bring this page back to life. Again. Of course, a lively presence here requires new submissions most of all, but a relatively fresh Journal entry really helps a page look active as well. And that requires writing one, which has proven surprisingly tricky. Not because I have nothing to say - lacking thoughts and opinions I'd love to shout at the world is not even remotely the case - but because I no longer feel sure what a dA Journal is really for. I used to more or less see them as an all-purpose blog attached to the gallery, and maybe that's what they truly are. But over time, possibly due to my own internet opinion blasting fatigue, I've felt more and more that if people are watching me for the art I (sporadically) post, a random Journal notice in their message center alerting them to a rant on video games or politics or the like is just an unwanted annoyance compared to the Nintendo fan art that the people clearly come to this page for. As such, though there are many times I've strongly considered posting a new Journal about whatever was grinding my gears at that particular moment, I've ultimately opted not to clog up the collective social media system with the billionth internet rant that, I assume, nobody needs or wants. Thus, my Journal submissions have become pretty sparse these days.
Still, if for no other reason than making it extra clear a page isn't dead, I'd say it's good to have a Journal on the front page that's less than a year old, so I had to write something. As those of you who bothered to read this can see, my brilliant solution was to write a Journal about why I haven't been writing Journals. Because obviously, if people don't even want Journals about other things, a Journal about Journals is absolutely the best way to solve the problem and not the worst choice possible. ME AM GOOD JOB SMART.