I was looking back at the posts from five years ago. I could have picked a post that makes me look better – or, at least, less incompetent. Instead I decided that I’d pick one as close to today’s date as possible (from five years ago). That means I’m taking a look back at How Much Are M.U.S.C.L.E.’s Worth (III). Ugh.
When I started the site I was staunchly against a price guide. It was a terribly naive position to take. I don’t need to re-state everything here. You can read more about my epiphany if you want.
Here’s why I’m embarrassed by the post five years later. There’s nothing there. It’s a piss poor attempt to be insightful. I tried to take a very niche piece of pop culture information (the Big Mac Index) and tried to do something imaginative with it. But it’s not. I literally just stole their idea.
There’s just nothing innovative there. Hell, there’s not even anything interesting there.
But I think I had to write that piece of shit, so I could start figuring out the site. I had originally painted myself into a corner by declaring I would not write in first person. That rule made it very difficult to share perspectives and opinions. And I started to realized if I’m going to stay engaged I can’t have so many rules.
Plus, it’s a blog about toys; toys that are over 20 years old; toys that most people don’t care about. I didn’t need to be so serious. I needed to have a little more fun.
I’m embarrassed that I had to learn that lesson.
One other thing. This was an interesting week for me. Because of a Non-Disclosure Agreement that I signed I’m not allowed to talk about it – which is a huge bummer. I would actually like to talk about a lot of things.
Speaking of things, did you see that picture of Superman that was posted by MTV?
Back to my original point, I was told that I’m only allowed to state that I was an extra in a Warner Brothers motion picture. Being an extra (and trying to keep up with my normal job) meant the posts died at the end of this week.
I can’t break my NDA. But I can state an emotional reaction to things I read on the internet.
I also like riddles. If you guys can crack the riddle below, then you’ll probably like next week’s Epilogue too.