Well, there's two things I've wanted to do for a long time: write consistently and learn how to make a web page. These have been on and off again goals for me since my teenage years. Since a recent move has left me with both ample free time and a "distraction-free" environment by dint of having moved to the middle of nowhere, it only makes sense that I pursue both of those goals.
Blaugust comes around at a convenient time for me, then. This
project feels a lot more completeable with all the structure and advice
going around this time of year. (And boy do I like structure.) I'm going to try to blog every single
day of August while learning enough to put up my own site. For now I will focus on using Blogger, but I at least want to make an attempt to build my own site
from the ground up and then include the blog posts inside of that. But my primary goal is the writing and I don't want a distraction to get in the way of that.
Blizzard's offer of 3 days of game time for World of Warcraft not
only managed to rope me back in, but my wife and my brother.
(Additionally, my sister had been playing as well of her volition.) I've
played WOW off and on since Classic, taking it seriously at times and
ignoring it completely at others. But it's familiar and could prove a
nice constant as I get my feet set underneath me here. Depending on my
willingness to suffer longer loading screens on my HDD, I'll probably
try to get other MMOs involved as well. I've played quite a lot of
Everquest 2 and Rift in my time, but I'm also eager to try some other
games. I haven't paid much attention to the MMO space outside of reading
Massively articles for the past few years so I'm quite excited to get some hands on experience this month.
I will talk more about this in tomorrow's post but I wanted to mention it here. A few days in the World of Warcraft are feeling more like the same old slog that caused me drift away years ago. If there are any recommendations for "WOW-adjacent" games that are trying to do something new and interesting please let me know. Bhagpuss's recent posts about Riders of Icarus have caught my attention and that might be my next stop.
I want to focus on posts that are short, sweet, and often so I'll wrap this up for now. Let's hope for a positive August.