Banana Scoop hasn’t updated in over a month. We’re not on one of our many famous hiatus or breaks. It turns out I’ve kind of stopped the wheels on the machine after 150,000 views and nearly 900 posts. All to say a nearly heartbreaking farewell.
It’s been a blast.
Bananapost.tumblr.com, Bananafeed.wordpress.com, Bananascoop.com. All three of these things have had such a profound effect on me. I’ve dumped hours upon hours upon hours into these mediums as a form of expressing myself and my passion about movies, television, and video games. I’ve learned an insurmountable amount of knowledge regarding how to entertain and run a successful blog over the past 2 years. I had an idea that this blog would be something I had with me for the rest of my life. One does not simply walk away from something that has been so important to them in their life.
Bananapost started as a tumblr that was merely dedicated to writing novel reviews and posting geeky images of cool things I found on the internet. When I found the interface tools too constricting for what I wanted, I went to WordPress for a full blogging experience. There I built a small but dedicated audience whom I have shared a loving amount of time with. I found people that shared a similar passion and had joyous times discussing and geeking out about our favorite tv shows and movies. I had dumped so much of my time into this blog that I was single handedly posting nearly 25 posts a week combining original content and sharing the original content of others. When I decided to go pro, I upgraded the domain within WordPress to lose the tag and get the feel of a legitimate site. From there, I even recruited up to 3 contributors who I thank immensely for donating their precious time to help my blog be the absolute best it could be.
I had one of the most unique experiences managing, writing, editing, and formatting this blog. I learned basic HTML, what maximizes viewership, how to properly deal with commenters, spammers, and others. I was blessed to be Freshly Pressed by WordPress, twice. I forsaked homework, responsibilities, and lectures to work on this blog and it won’t be something I will ever forget.
But now I turn to another medium. One that doesn’t have Banana in the name. One that doesn’t use WordPress as a medium, but a full blown website, built from the ground up by myself. I am no CS major. I have never taken a web design class. I don’t know what HTMLX or what CSS style sheets are or even how to read stats from a website that’s not based on Blogger or WordPress. I took upon myself to learn the basics and build a website on my own. I’ve truly never been prouder of myself, if that’s not too vain to say.
This new site isn’t going to be a carbon copy of this site. If you know me, I have an intense affinity for art and drawing and I intend to make that website solely centered my art and creative works. The site is launching today and I advise you to drop by to support me. Thank you for so much Friends, Families, WordPress bloggers, WordPress.com, and everyone else who has supported me in the past.
I look to the future. Hopefully my new site will be as successful as this one.
New site: Fig-tv.com