It was time. The blog has a fresh coat of paint. It had been over a month since my last post, and even longer since I’d actually written any content.
It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to write about. And it wasn’t even that I was as busy as I’d like to think I was. Here it is, 40 minutes past my bedtime, and I’m FINALLY making a new post and re-themed the blog! It’s not because I’m any less busy. I worked until 8PM tonight. I just decided to finally make it a priority.
I had tossed around in my head how I want to use this blog. Before I went off the grid, it seems like traffic was picking up a bit. As more people started coming by and as I noticed some of the same people coming back I started to think about narrowing the scope of what I’m posting about. By far the highest traffic posts were my gaming posts. The stuff about Guild Wars 2 and retro gaming seem to get quite a few hits. The stuff about my old car and Luke don’t see near as much attention. I thought about making the blog here gaming exclusive.
However, I come back to my original philosophy with this blog. It is, and always has been, entirely self serving. This is my personal blog. At least as personal as I wish to be on a public forum such as this. It’s my corner of the internet, and I enjoy posting about whatever eccentric topic I see fit for the day. I intend to keep it that way, for better or worse.
What I may do is create a new blog that is 100% gaming focused. Maybe even exclusively retro gaming as that’s where my heart truly lies. I can cross post stuff here and there, but also get into the real macro of gaming there. Stuff that would completely bore absolutely everyone I know in the real world, but other obsessed geeks like me could find some value in. But one thing at a time. Let me get back in the habit of feeding this beast first.
I am re-committing myself. From here on out, I intend to make a post every day. Significant or not. Gaming related or not. It won’t last forever, I know. But it’s a good exercise in giving some love to the blog, and most importantly, capturing some of the more significant (small) moments in life and documenting them before I forget them and those thoughts and experiences are truly lost forever. For whatever it’s worth, this blog really has helped shape me as a person, as it helps me catalog my thoughts from the lowest of the lows to the highest of the highs. It helps keep me grounded, and not get swept away by the torrents of outside influence and all the ideas of who everyone else wants me to be. Hopefully every next post is more “me” than the last.