Unremarked Anniversaries

It’s been a year since I slipped off the mask and ‘came out’ as a gamer. 

I was too busy with other things to comment upon it at the time and only thought about it after the fact.

I started this blog in 2009.  I tried to keep up with it and make it current, but it never enthused me.  When I was more honest about my passions, it sort of exploded.  From 2009-2012, I only had a little over 3K hits.  In the last year, I’ve had over 22,000 more.  All from being honest and writing about something I enjoy and am passionate about.

Thanks for coming. Thanks for reading my stuff.  I hope it continues to delight and entertain for many more years to come.

20,000!

Holy heck… I reached over 20000 hits today.  This is amazing.  The VAST majority of these hits have been since Feb 28th when I decided to change direction and write about what I was passionate about: gaming.  I’m so glad I did.   

Thank you so much to my readers for following me and showing interest.  I look forward to the coming year and all the surprises it brings.  I hope you stay with me for the journey, and I’ll keep writing what comes!

Ch-ch-changes!

It occurred to me that I’ve done over 100 posts.  108 (well 109 when you consider this one) to be precise.  My 100th post went unremarked and untrumpeted, which is a bit sad.  I feel like I should have marked the occasion.

This blog has undergone a lot of changes in the last three years, with the most recent changes being the most surprising.  Writing about what you love really does make a difference.  😉

Since I’ve done 100 posts, I figure I should do something with the layout as well.  I’ve updated it.  I hope you like the new view.

I’ve got lots of plans for the future and intend to keep writing more.  I’ve really enjoyed blogging since I started talking about gaming and my writing seems to be taking off a bit, so there is more to talk about in that arena as well.

It’s an exciting time.  Thank you for coming along on the ride.

Adventuring in Real Life

By the time this post goes live, I’ll have boarded a plane for Hong Kong.  This is leg one of a month long, around the world trip I am taking with my wife.  We’ve planned it for months now, saved and scrimped so we could afford it.  And after all of that, we’ve earned the journey.

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Aye Write!

Friday I had the pleasure of going to a the Glasgow Book Festival, Aye Write!  It was a very enjoyable and informative day.

The festival is on from the 9th to the 17th of March, so locals who might be interested still have time to check it out.  It’s being held at the Mitchell Library, which I’ve never been too.  It was huge and confusing but also gorgeous.

Though there are lots of authors speaking there over the course of the festival, I was mostly interested in the classes that were being held on the first day.  I attended seminars on getting an agent, publicizing your work, and whether or not blogging is for you (answer: yes it is).  Turns out the speaker for the blogging seminar was someone I know from the Edinburgh City of Literature Salon Evening, Cat Dean.  I had no idea it was her when I signed up.  It was nice seeing a friendly face and made the class all the more enjoyable.

So, definitely glad I went.  Next year I might give myself a bit of a break in the middle of the day because I did feel a bit rushed thanks to only having half an hour in between my various seminars, but otherwise it was a great day.

And I was off from work, so that’s always a bonus!