So let’s cut to the chase. Have I quit blogging? Not really. I’ve just been floundering for things to write about. Now that most the folks hitting this blog are looking for info about games I feel silly writing about anything else.

Thing is, I don’t play games anymore. I know I’ve said it before, “I won’t play games anymore” but it’s been, jeeze almost a full year since I’ve logged into an MMO. I haven’t even booted up the stupid copies of Sims 3 I picked up just to dull the withdrawal pains.

Thing is though, I still try to read the blogs I used to enjoy back in the day. I took a look at Scarybooster’s blog today for the first time in a week maybe and he had a post up “I Quit Blogging” (link). It really made me think about blogging and what it means to me.

So what the hell does it mean to me anyway? It’s a place to put my thoughts and to rant about whatever random crap I feel I need to rant about. Thing is this blog turned into a game blog because for a few years that’s all I did. Looking Back on it, I can’t say that I’m super stoked about the whole thing, but I think I met a lot of really cool people and I can’t say that I regret the experience.

Now though real life is sucking me in. Way more than I ever thought it would. I’m also coming up with new stories all the time and I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. You know the whole “I have a great idea, so where do I go with it” sort of thing.

I know I didn’t blog because I wanted to become internet famous or be a repository for obscure and randomly changing game stats. I just blogged because I wanted to write. Thing is, if you’re going to blog and have a steady following, being a good writer is only one step in the process. At the end of the day your blog isn’t about you, it’s about your readers. If they don’t find something worth reading, they won’t come back. Can’t say I blame them, there’s so much crap on the internet it’d wast too much time to look over a blog each day just to find something that isn’t relevant to your interests (insert random lolcat here).

Thing is I never figured out what I wanted to write about in a blog, I just wanted to write. That’s no good for readership really, but it kept me out of trouble, for the most part. Granted after finding new and exciting ways to blow out my weblog I’ve learned enough about websites to start building them for others, but that’s not the same as sitting down and posting some words of my own.

I guess that in life as well as in blogging, I need to find and fill a purpose of my own in life. Sink or swim it’s what I need to do.

Right now I’m at a crossroads. Do I want to work on a new focus for my blog, posting stories and posting the books I’ve scoured off Amazon for my Kindle Android app? On the other hand, do I just want to let the hosting lapse, save some coin and just let the blog get blown out by the server gods and perhaps start up a blog elsewhere?

I know I don’t want to stop writing, I just don’t know what to write about, and I kind of feel like writing here just isn’t appropriate anymore. Then again, it’s not like I start a new me every time I start a new life chapter, maybe I don’t need to start a new blog each time either. Who knows.

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Scarybooster
Scarybooster
11 years ago

When you find what that is you are passionate about, I will read you. Even if I have no idea what you are talking about, I will learn something new. That is because I an a fan of you. This is the type of fan I write about. It’s very nice to have followers but what matters is you are passionate and happy about what you write about. I think I have little followers, but I write the things that need to get out of my head. So I wish I had more readers? Yeah, of course, but I need to write over anything else. Find what you love and I’ll love what you find 🙂

Monthi
Monthi
11 years ago

I looked at my twitter feed (which I never look at) and happened to notice you were posting again. And it looks like quite a bit! I’ll read your blog, even if you don’t write about gaming, although I’m not always great about writing comment (I feel stalkerish when I comment too much for some reason).