Thursday, August 1, 2019

One Foot Forward is Technically a Start to Anything

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.

3 comments:

  1. Structure is great for blogging. Also, if all else fails, at least you can write a blog post about structure. Onwards and upwards.

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  2. Welcome Everwake, and fantastic first post!

    I am so anti-structure (partly by nature, partly by necessity) when it comes to blogging that it could be interesting to compare and contrast how things are going after a while.

    You may enjoy Rambling Redshirt's recent posts over on Beyond Tannhauser Gate. So much structure there it is actively scary to a blogger like me. Haha.

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    1. I hadn't yet heard of that blog before. I've added it to my RSS feed!

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