Okay, I am officially taking a break for a few days… My eyes are at the point where I can barely use them anymore lol. I really shouldn’t be laughing, cause this is actually pretty serious. I’m not sure about you guys and girls, but I really don’t wanna go blind… Like, going blind is probably one of the things that I’m most afraid of in this world. I mean, it’d be different if I had money and could afford some kinda medical treatment in the event that I do lose my sight, but since I don’t, I really need to take better care of myself.
The headaches aren’t fun either, but at least I can take ibuprofen to deal with them. Maybe my eyes are dry, but I have a feeling that most of my problems stems from the fact that I’m staring at a computer screen all day everyday and reading/writing/editing nonstop.
A few weeks or maybe it was a month ago, I binged Orphan Black and took a break from writing/reading/editing. For about a week or two after that, my eyes were great. I didn’t get headaches, they weren’t dry, I didn’t need to squint constantly and I think it relieved a lot of built-up stress.
Of course, there is another reason too. Around Christmas, whenever I released a chapter, I would get about 1000-2000 views on that chapter within a single day. Now, the new chapters only get about 150-300 views on the first day lol. Not only that, but the entire site as a whole has been getting significantly less views all the time.
I’m pretty sure this is one of the reasons people go to sites like Gravity Tales or Wuxiaworld, instead of having their own blog. It’s just really stressful to run a site, while also trying to write/edit/post stuff consistently :(.
I do like having my own site, but it’s super hard to keep old readers interested and new readers coming in. With Gravity Tales, they have plenty of other stories, so something is always being released.
Anyway, the moral of this post was that I don’t want to go blind, so I’m taking some ‘medical leave’ to let my eyes recover back to normal lol.