Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Looking Ahead

I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words about my site and RPG Blog 2. I wanted to share a little with you about what will happen going forward. I have the distinct impression my last post left some of you with the idea I was searching out a quiet place to take a long dive onto some sharp rocks. Whoops. Hey, it’s hard when something you wanted to work out doesn’t, harder still to realize limitations and endure them.

I’ll start by saying it’s very hard to regularly blog and keep up any expectations of quality. Quite honestly, recently I felt like I was slipping. When you start to hate what you’ve written and are substituting frequency for quality, it’s time to re-examine things.

Well, needless to say, I still love gaming, and still think I have something to contribute. But it needs to be more about quality, and less about trying to keep pace with a hobby increasingly involved with minutiae and every tiny ripple that comes along. I want to share RPG News, write now and then about Palladium, share awesome small press games you may otherwise not have heard of, and do some fun reader contests.

Well, it’s tough to go it alone anymore, especially when you to a) keep a regular schedule and b) still be happy with the product. Sort of mirrors gaming as we get older, doesn’t it?

Fortunately, there are some other folks I’ve been talking to that feel perhaps the same way or want to try something new for other reasons. That’s what’s in the planning right now—we’ll see where it leads. If it goes as well as I think, you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

I know I'm behind on e-mail and the like, so sorry if I haven't responded back to anyone yet. When I know more, you'll know more--how's that?


Doug Wall said...

A blog is indeed a commitment. I sometimes have a hard time finding new stuff to talk about in my blog and I only update it once a week. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with yourself.

clash bowley said...

I only post when I have something to say. It comes out on average about 3-4 times a week. I could never do a blog if I had to write every day!