I promise my time away from the site wasn't all spent on catching up on several seasons of Rupaul's Drag Race (although a fair amount of time was spent on this) but rather on a combination of three things:
1. Writing for The Monolith
This is the most obvious one as I already mentioned this in a previous post and on Facebook so I hope most of you followed me there (and back again for that matter). The reason for the return to Daedric Influence is in no way a poor reflection on my fellow Monolithians but rather a reflection on the fact that working with an editor turned out to be something I didn't want in my blogging experience. I wanted total control and instant gratification, even at the risk of posting stupid shit (which never stopped me in the past anyway).
2. Work stuff
This has slowed my transition between The Monolith and DI slightly as my career has unexpectedly taken off and over the last two years I've worked in three different countries, none of which are Iceland which, as many will remember, was my home when this all started.
3. Life stuff
This has slowed everything down a lot as there's been a lot of personal stuff, changes and anxiety getting in the way but hopefully getting back into this will help me get back on track.
What this means is that I'm going to do a "Better Late Than Never" review extravaganza throughout the first part of next year.
This will include reviews for my top albums, honorable mentions as well as features on albums I need more time with (neglected albums if you will), some interesting finds and (potentially) an article about the albums that disappointed me. #flameshield
If you're a band who released an album recently and you'd like to be covered, there will almost definitely be a delay but if I like your stuff I'll definitely spread it round like wildfire (I thought about making an STD analogy but I thought it would give a poor representation of myself).
Hope you'll join me on this journey and see where 2018 can take Daedric Influence.