Some folks stop blogging because they run out of things to say, but for me, it tends to be the opposite. I have too much I want to write, I just can’t seem to get it all down. Some of this has to do with time — I feel like I have a bit less of it to put toward blogging lately. Some of it is just being overwhelmed by the amount I wish to write, however. I start a post, realize it’s going to take me hours to compose and tweak it, and then I just decide to play around with Be.Imba or the latest batch of WWS numbers instead. Meh…
This happened with my personal blog, too. Something big would happen, I’d take a big trip or there would be a day I wanted to record every detail about, and then I’d never finish the write-up. Time would pass, the subject would get stale (or I’d just get too overwhelmed), and I’d instead post a one-line summary of the idea in a lazy list post. (You’ve seen a lot of these lately.) I’m not sure how to break out of this, but I know that if I don’t, I’m probably done with this blog.
Another issue is that I play almost exclusively with my guild now. In the past, much of my post fodder came from slumming with the puggers, spending quality time with the silly, the noobish, and the unintentionally funny. While I could air some guildmate stories here, I’d rather not. It’s not the point of my blog, and it doesn’t really seem fair either, since none of them (save just two or three) know about my blog. I’m purposely anonymous here. I don’t want to hurt feelings, call anybody out, nothing like that. Generally, I like to keep my main WoW life and my WoW blogging life separate. Well, generally.
I have had fun playing with other bloggers. In fact, since leaving Pox Arcanum (the subject of another potentially lengthy unwritten entry), I’ve found myself scoping out other WoW and non-WoW gaming communities to join. I daydream about rolling on Silverhand to join the Leftovers. I’ve pondered creating a toon on Earthen Ring to check out AIE, and see what gchat in a really busy guild looks like. Open recruiting for CoW is closed, but I’ve even considered picking up Warhammer to see what this community is like.
Hm. It’s as though I’m chasing after community as much as anything else in these games, and that’s, in essence why I started the blog as well. Oh great… another post topic! Sheesh!