It has been brought to my attention that I’ve officially been on Tumblr for 3 years. BryanPhillipsEtc is three years old. That was kind of an incredible realization. I started this blog because I used to want to be a review critic. My earliest posts were my findings on the internet and writing short reviews of them and then grading them on a scale of A+ to F. These posts can still be found in the very beginning of my archive. Eventually, I ditched that idea and focused on things of artistic, creative, and inspiring merit. I also focused on sharing personal things and trying to provide humor and laughs. As I directed my career goals towards art, I also started to share my own personal artwork. I’ve posted over 3.5k posts over this span and accumulated 131 followers (whether they’re still tumblr-active or not is a mystery to me.) Time has progressed and the intent of my tumblr has kind of lost focus, but nonetheless here it is today, 3 years old. Here comes the bad news.
I’ve decided to take a leave of absence from BryanPhillipsEtc and Tumblr.
Tumblr originally started as a means for me to progress as an artist or writer. My intent was to share my work and gather a following from this. The truth is that it’s probably been more of a distraction from actually working on things. I haven’t worked hard enough and obviously it shows since 3 years has only given me a little over 100 followers (if that’s even accurate). Tumblr has become another social networking/internet junk site for me and it consumes a lot of my time. So for now, I’m giving up Tumblr and other time consuming internet sites. Until I can efficiently run BryanPhillipsEtc the way it was intended to be run, I will not continue to post. I will not scroll down my dashboard daily. I will be erasing the bookmark and the app and stay as far away from this site as possible. I won’t be deactivating it. The site will remain up, but it won’t be touched and will gather dust as I focus on real priorities.
Thank you to all of my followers. Especially thanks to my consistent Tumblr crushes: socialsmile, itchybrained, horriblemathmetician, missvandelay, alldabeckys, weirdhappenings, and anyone else I failed to mention. Thanks for the likes and reblogs. Thanks to the artists and art blogs with brilliant inspiring work. Thank you for the memes and viral videos and wtf posts. I love it all. I will miss it and hope to return.
-Bryan Phillips, etc.