I have been getting a lot of questions recently about the status of the update of the World of ASL Compendium on the Desperation Morale website. I suppose an explanation is in order.
I am almost through with the update. I finished taking all the pictures and cropping and resizing them during the holiday weekend and today. I now have to insert the pictures into the new entries, go over all the entries for final revisions, do an entry for late arrival Winpack 2, upload them, and link check.
I have spent a number of weekends and several vacation days to do all this. The amount of ASL products released since September was just tremendous and it imposed a huge workload on me. Doing the update deprived me of a lot of time I could have used for playing, designing, or even (gasp) chores.
I may be able to have the update posted by Monday or Tuesday evening, assuming real life does not intervene.
However, I must say that I am at a crossroads regarding the World of ASL compendium. The flood of ASL products right now is such that maintaining the site as is represents a major burden for me. I don’t know how long I could continue to do it without experiencing burnout.
As a result, I may have to revert to much shorter write-ups for the products than I have typically engaged in over the past five years. Some people may not care about this, but I know others will be disappointed. It’s hard to see what else I can do. I haven’t made any final decision now–that will probably come when the time comes for me to do another update. It is altogether strange to me that I am beginning to wish fewer products would come out.
Anyway, that’s the latest. My best wishes to all of you for the new year.
Update: 12/27/2011: The Compendium is now updated.
Mark, better a smaller contribution than not at all. When something you like so much starts to become a burden it’s past time to make a few adjustments.
Happy New Year to you too
Bob Callen says
Right on with Ian’s remark. If it is helpful, I find the photos and descriptions of the contents most useful. The niche your site really seems to fill for me (and others, to judge from comments/posts I have seen elsewhere) is in determining exactly what it is we are buying in a given product, and what was contained historically in a product.
One thought: have you considered farming out some of the workload. I suspect there are folks out there who would be happy to help ou create content.
Happy new year,