JP On Gaming

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

700 posts!

It has been a almost four years since I started this blog to post some of my thoughts about gaming. I posted about writing, playing, painting and occasionally rant about a lot of things. I have been trying not to post more than once a day in an effort to keep my posts specific and interesting.

It seemed just like yesterday that I was "Finally Blogging". It was the summer of 2009 when I wrote my goals for this blog: "This blog will include entries and rants about things I like, things I dislike and what I'm doing these days." And so far, I think I delivered what I promised: opinions, ideas, and the occasional solution to the problems I saw in game systems, adventures, and organized play.

In so many ways, this blog has been both an addiction and a way to express myself. One thing about writing the way I do: it forces you to think about what you want to say. By only allowing myself a single post a day, I can: first write ahead of time and gradually post, or write and post it immediately. The former, I generally do for miniatures while the latter requires me to ask myself "is this really what I want to say?" and "do I have something better to say?"

Entire posts were axed by that uncompromising editorial dictate. A number of posts remained for extended periods in "draft" as I could not find myself to refine my position, or because I was trying to think of different ways to do things. (I have nine such posts in my draft folder right now)

I know others have differing views, but this is how I chose to run my blog. Thank you to all my readers, for the encouragements and thoughts you have shared with me over those 700 posts.