Friday, April 29, 2016

Oh, and some other stuff, too.

As some of you know, I collect a bunch of other things aside from bubble gum cards. I don't wanna bog down a pure card site with all of those, but I also didn't want to create another site that talks about my hobbies without mentioning cards. So, without further ado...I present my new web site, I need new hobbies.

I have not started posting full-time there yet (let's face it, I've been behind on posts here for a long while, too) but I will begin doing so very, very soon.

If you're wondering what's gonna happen to this site, which I've had a ton of fun with and made some great friendships through (as well as some great trades, but the friendships come first), it's still gonna exist for now. What I'm gonna do for now is post maybe every second or third card post I make to I need new hobbies. I already have a full archive of this site loaded into there, so at least the best of these posts will make their way over there eventually. (We probably don't need a strong historical record of "Hey, I need these 2011 Topps cards" posts, unless the comment threads on those are really good.) If this ambitious migration project of mine actually does work, then in a year or two, this site will probably just point toward I need new hobbies., but for now, everything's remaining fairly stable. I'd recommend adding I need new hobbies. to your RSS feeds, etc. if you'd like to keep up, and for those worried about redundancy, I'm not cross-posting new articles, so you won't see two of my "OMG I JUST GOT A MOOKIE WILSON" posts unless you just wanna open those posts in 2 different browser tabs for the hell of it.

If you don't love the idea of having to read about other things like records and comic books and so forth along with my card posts, I'll still tag things, so you can probably just follow the card posts. I'd strongly recommend a more well-rounded approach to your reading, though! I mean, come on, pretty much every one of you that I talk to has *some* other collection along with the card habit.
 I've also created @INeedNewHobbies on Twitter. Some of you have already gotten follows from me, but if not, shoot me a follow and I'll likely be in touch. There's a great reason for me to separate the hobby stuff from my main @scottcrawford account that'll probably thrill a few of you, and maybe bum out a few others (but really, it's just a matter of following 2 accounts instead of 1 here if you want to see everything). There's stuff I post on my main Twitter that has nothing to do with my hobbies, and is pretty polarizing, having to do with current events, my sociopolitical beliefs, etc., and I've felt for ages that it looked tacky to post about "I got this card" in the middle of discussion about the decline of civilization, and it's also kinda rough on those of you who just want to talk about the fun stuff without getting hit with the dogma. I have the ability to separate these two things, so I'm going to try doing it.
So, that's it. Hopefully this will be a smooth transition, and something I stick to. For those following me over to the new spots, thank you, I look forward to continuing these conversations with you. For those who are pretty new to all of this, welcome aboard, and my apologies in advance for all that you may endure here!

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