Talking Pulp Update (10/21/2019): Sorta Back From Sabbatical

I guess my full sabbatical from work and the real world is over.

However, I’m just posting here and there at the moment, as you may have noticed earlier today.

I don’t have a full slate of stuff written and scheduled for the week, so I will just be posting what I have, as I work towards building up more material for a regular posting schedule. But then, I kind of like taking it easy and don’t know how heavy I’m going to jump right back in.

I’m still relaxed from the time off but I also have a lot of shit to do at the real job and in my personal life, as I was pretty much off the grid (and off the wagon) for nearly two weeks.

Anyway, as I know more and some time passes, I’ll keep TP readers in the loop.

For this week, at least, I’ll post a bit each day but not at the frequency of what is probably expected.

However, I probably should locate my bottle of Excedrin Migraine before I do anything else.

Talking Pulp Update (10/12/2019): A Sabbatical Is Needed… It’s Not You, It’s Me

I’m taking a few weeks off.

Actually, by the time this is scheduled to post, I will have already been gone for a few days.

I’m going to Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and every brewery, comic shop and vinyl shop in-between.

I’m severely burnt out, not from this website but from my regular job and life. I asked for a longer than normal sabbatical from my employer to recharge my batteries and to not give a fuck about anything for a little while.

I also apologize for not being as social or engaging, as of late. My mum died, my entire department at work is down to just me and trying to manage my mum’s estate in the wake of her death is a full-time job on top of my real job and this site.

However, on top of all my personal shit, I’ve worked hard to keep Talking Pulp thriving and it has hit a good stride. Over the past year, I’ve tripled traffic, have seen a lot more engagement here (and on social media) and have also expanded what this site covers.

When this started in November of 2016 as Cinespiria, it was primarily about movies, the art of filmmaking and drawing attention to genres and film styles that don’t get a lot of love in modern times.

As Talking Pulp, I review a ton of comics, video games, TV, documentaries, books and have been trying to devote more time to original articles about pop culture in general.

I’ve also been toying with the idea of doing something with the YouTube channel. What that is, I’m not sure but I’d like to really just start with live streaming and talking about the things I cover on the site, preferably with a panel of guests.

I try to listen to the feedback I get and implement changes that fit within the framework of what this site has become. But it is always evolving.

When I get back from this sabbatical, I’ll give another update regarding where I’m at and when my regular content will start up again on my typical posting schedule.

Also, November is around the corner and I’d like to gear up for Noirvember, as I couldn’t participate last year due to my mum being sick and work being insane. I don’t think that the entire month will be exclusive to just film-noir, as it was in 2017, but I’d like to put a real emphasis on it again, as there are still so many I need to watch and because I’m working on two potential books on the subject.

Talking Pulp Update (9/3/2019): Danger Avoided; Minor Posting

Well, we dodged a bullet with the hurricane but I have it from reliable sources that there is the potential for 47 more threats on their way.

Anyway, I’ll go back to regular posting this weekend.

In the meantime, I’ll probably post some Vids I Dig and Comic Reviews this week, as I have a ton in my queue waiting to be posted anyway.

Talking Pulp Update (9/2/2019): Taking Labor Day Week Off

There’s a lot going on in my life and I need to catch up on things. Well, I’ve been catching up on things but it cuts into my time trying to watch, read, play and review things for this site.

I should be back the following week.

If I’m not or life throws more curveballs, I’ll let you know.

But I may take some significant time off in the future, as I want to do some traveling and need a break from my adult working life due to burn out and professional frustration.

This also means I might soon be a free agent because I doubt my employer will be okay with a sabbatical.

And I guess that the time this is scheduled to post, I’ll also be getting hit by a hurricane. So that’s fun.

Talking Pulp Update (7/22/2019): I’m Back but Things Have to Slow Down

So I had a week off because I went to Las Vegas for work. Then, as soon as I landed back home, I had to put my mum in Hospice where she died two days later. Needless to say, my time and most certainly my mind, have been preoccupied in dealing with all the stuff that comes with that.

That being said, I haven’t posted in awhile.

I’m going to start posting again but my time is still pretty limited and I have to take care of life more than I need to take care of this blog.

However, I do want to get my reviews up for the recent newer films I’ve seen and I do have some other things stored in my drafts, waiting to be published.

So starting tomorrow, I will start posting again but I won’t be writing or posting at the same frequency that this site has been known for, for nearly three years. I always had a pretty strict schedule but now I’ve just got to play things by ear and post when I can.

I’ll probably get back to it on a more full-time basis in the future but I still have a lot of stuff to deal with and sort through, as the death of a parent is a damn difficult process in both emotion and in having to make sure everything is handled in the right way regarding their estate.

Also, whenever I’m allowed to breathe again, I feel like I need to go on a long trip.

Talking Pulp Update (6/27/2019): Taking Time Off Because Las Vegas

It’s that time of year where my real job, the one that actually helps me pay for stuff, is sending me to Las Vegas for a week. It’s our industry’s biggest annual trade show, so that’s going to take my focus away from Talking Pulp for a week.

I should be back to regular posting on July 4th. I heard that this news excites an entire country and that they will blast off fireworks in celebration of Talking Pulp’s big return!

Anyway, I’ll be hanging out in Tiki bars, eating massive steaks and probably be partaking in lots of glorious edibles and strippers.

I don’t have much else to say about it, as I’m sitting in an airport and I think I just sat in baby mucus.