Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
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.