1. The most important thing is how fast can you get the newest Marvel Legends and take photos/videos of them.
2. The 2nd most important thing: is there a great deal on action figure pricing you can share? Or do you have a link to a new preorder that hasn't gone up yet.
3. Don't take photos of any action figures more than 3 or 4 years old, people obsessed with the latest figures don't care, and newer collectors just feel bad that they can't get those older figures outside of eBay inflated prices.
3a. The other reason not to take pictures of older figures: people will complain about the sculpts, paint, articulation not being up to current standards, and unavailability.
4. Aspects of hobby ranked:
1) newest figures
2) new reveals
4) head swaps or effortless customs
5) toy photography with backgrounds/lighting
6) import figures
7) non-superhero or non-Star Wars Black figures
8) customs involving sculpt or paint
9) 3D printing customs
10) kids line figures
11) Pops, unless you are a Funko Pops collector then move this to 1.
Twitter is still getting less social. More performative. People want lots of followers, likes and praise, but little conversation.
Many people used to escape their workday by having a freelance dream, then a start-up dream, but now it's all about being a Youtube/Social personality. The internet isn't for interacting with people, it's about broadcasting to large groups.
Thirty years ago it was: "I want my Mtv", now it's "I want to be Mtv".
And I get it, the workday world is so group driven now, it's being a tiny cog in some boss or corp's machine. It's about the group voice all day long, the evening and weekend is a time for one's own voice not to be drowned out. Broadcast to one's followers, cultivate one's image. Debate and discussion is something forced on people all day long, everything is, at best, a group decision or likely, someone elses' decision-- little room M-F for the individual.
So that's the observation, what's the point?
I'm not sure the point, it's why I don't blog much any more, noone is going to read and contribute to the conversation, not one on one or small group. That takes too much time away from cultivating one's own following, or working one's own way up the social internet ladder. And time is so very limited, I mean not really, but there's so much more one can do each year, it sure feels that way, and if it feels that way, for most people, that way it is.