Day 2 Blogging Challenge

Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog

Honestly?

I was bored and lonely.

People either have no interest in WoW or can only stand listening for so long to you babble about the really cool thing you just got or did. (Or more accurately, listen to me bitch and moan and whine about that awful that that just happened.)

To preserve what little sanity and few friends I have, I decided it would be fun to start a blog. This is as close as I can get to talking to myself and still fall near the boundary of a socially accepted norm.

I didn’t tell anyone when I started it. Just started using the link when I commented on the blogs of the people that inspired me to apply digital ink to paper (I think Gnomer is the only one still up and actively running from my then much smaller feed reader.)

It also acts as a sort of game diary. It’s a little harder to look through the rose-colored glasses when I can scroll back and read my thoughts on a topic from that time.

There were no future plans when I started out so I will admit I’m a little surprised to see myself still here, 3 years later. Sure, I’ve had to slack on posts here and there and over there and some more over there as real life intruded, but it’s been an almost constant conversation with the world at large running this whole time.

The blog has been extremely cathartic for me. There are days it is also a source of stress, but never bad stress. Just “I really should let people know I’m still alive even though I don’t have anything fun or interesting to say” sort of stress. Or the late night, “ZOMG did I proof that post for tomorrow? Of course I did, and then Tir finds a dozen typos the next day” stress.

I can say after starting the blog I am no longer bored or lonely. My life literally changed because of this blog and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

4 comments on “Day 2 Blogging Challenge

  1. Morrigu says:

    I know just what you mean. G has no interest in WoW, and he’ll tolerate listening to me rabbit on about it but he gets an odd look in his eye after a while and I know it’s time to shut up. And none of my real life friends play so I can’t talk to them, so I blog about it. I can even do it from my phone so if I’m not at my pc I can still blog.

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  2. Gnomeaggedon says:

    Was that a short joke you slipped in there about me standing?

    I AM STANDING!

    as for an inspiration to apply digital ink…

    I AM (still) STANDING!

    My you’re a tall one (that never grows old.. especially when spoken to a Gnome_

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  3. repgrind says:

    lol @ gnomer and tel

    I know what you mean about how the blog can change your life. Ok, maybe mine hasn’t changed my out of game life so much, but it did lead me to the two great guilds I am in!

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