Up until about five years ago, I used to be heavily involved in the day to day operations of Stogie Review (that’s just a fancy way of saying that I used to do a ton of cigar reviews). When my second daughter was born, my involvement dropped dramatically. When my third daughter was born, my involvement became practically non-existent.
With each passing year I triumphantly tell myself “This is the year I get back into Stogie Review!” Coincidentally, this proclamation usually happens around the same time of year that the hosting bill comes due.
This year things are a little different – I find myself with a bit more free time than I’m accustomed to. On one hand this is great because I’m seeing first hand just how busy I’ve been making myself with work. On the flip side, less work means less money coming in – but that’s a story for another time.
Back to the point of this post…
Despite being “Retired” (for the most part) from the world of cigars – I find that I’ve been missing it a lot over the past several months. Partly because I was doing some blogging for my business, partly because I found this amazing thing called Motovlogging, and partly because I’ve actually had a few people ask me about Stogie Review out in the real world.
Now with that said, I’m under no illusion that tomorrow I’ll pick up where I left off and go back to doing three Video Cigar Reviews each week (that would be bat-shit crazy – Insert “Aint Nobody got time for that meme“).
To be completely honest, I have absolutely no interest in getting back into doing those long-form vidoes that I used to. Twenty-minutes of dissecting a cigar on video is something better left in the past.
I do, however, miss old school blogging and just writing about cigar moments. Hell, I even miss firing up the camera and blurting out in-the-moment thoughts on the cigar I just happen to be smoking.
Not to sound all cheesy but I’ve spent the last few nights lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, wondering “How can I get involved in Stogie Review in a way that would be fun and not require more than a couple of hours per week?”
Now would be a great time to unveil a brilliant master plan to make that happen… but I don’t have one. I don’t know the answer but I do know that it won’t happen if all I do is sit back and think about it.
Step one is writing this post – and it actually felt good to do. I can’t promise big things in the future but we’re going to take it one step at a time and see what we can manage.