I started this blog a long time ago with the idea that it would simply be a personal space to vent my frustrations as a wayward twentysomething. Then, a couple years ago, I revamped the entire thing into my own little shrine to metal. I put a fuckload of work into this site and even went as far as to get a second writer, hoping that one day I’d run the next MetalSucks. Seriously. But, despite a few good interviews, some decent reviews and some great editorials, real life took over. I could never be an Axl Rosenberg or Vince Neilstein. I have a day job (I’ve had a few since the inception of the metal version of the site), kids and too many responsibilities to focus on getting 10 posts a day. And, not just 10 posts a day, but 10 GOOD posts with content, media, links and the stuff that attracts readers away from the multitude of really good, established metal blogs. But, I can’t not write. And jotting down ideas on notepads, in my phone and on scraps of paper just wasn’t cutting it. I enjoy blogging. So, I’m going to continue. But, in a fashion closer to the original idea for SFUTG. I’m going personal again. But, not woe-is-me personal. I’m going to let my stream of consciousness flow into this thing, categorized by the things I love most. Critical views on religion, politics, sci-fi, fantasy, sports, wrestling, technology and, yes, metal. I’m not going to limit myself to one topic and I’m not going to pretend that everything has to fall into a predetermined slot. And, most importantly, I’m not going to care about attracting readers. Because, in all honesty, reading multi-topic blogs is like reading one of the overly published multi-mags of the 90s; none of which are still in print.
So, the site will change. The layout, the ideas and the bullshit I post. I can’t wait. It’ll be, for me, the best way to start and end a day.