Starting to monkey with the blog again

This blog has been in need of a revamp for a very long time. Not only it is about time I tried to give this blog a more unique, interesting look, for those who take the time to visit it, but also because since the New Blogger Initiative my blogroll pretty much exploded in size. What can I say? Participating on that exposed me to a lot of great gaming blogs I wasn’t aware of because I was just stuck on my little corner of the internet. And I am pretty sure it will continue to grow as I find more great blogs to read.

Due to these circumstances I am finally stopping to procrastinate and actually doing something about it. The first step was breaking the blogroll into categories. It is still not perfect and I am still thinking if there isn’t a better way to do it. For now it should make it easier for readers to find the blogs that interest them. If you are the author of one of them and feel like your blog has been put into the wrong category, please let me know and I will correct it immediately. If most people don’t like it then I will just go back to the old blogroll. Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions on how to make it better it would be much appreciated!

Next step should be to work on the blog’s theme. Well, or at least that is what I intent to do whenever I can decide anything about it. I am just… too indecisive. Anyway, if you return here some day and it looks like the blog suffered a time traveling accident and it looks like it went back to 1999 then you will know what happened!

Change of Plans

I guess this won’t come as surprise to anyone. I am giving up on the whole “Overdue Month” idea. I won’t go into the reasons why unless this becomes a whiny and full of self-pity post. That is not something I want to have in my blog. Suffice to say that I just need sometime alone. Playing MMORPGs or posting on the blog doesn’t help much with that as much as I wish it  did.

I apologize for anyone who were looking for the announced posts. I still intent to cover the subjects announced in the future. Just no promises on any date whatsoever. Also, next time I try to do something special like that I will try to start ahead by writing some drafts even if it is just for the opening paragraph. That should save some considerable time. Also not try to tackle 4 completely different topics in the same month, plan my schedule better and not do it in the middle of MMORPG and/or real life event season.

Posts will resume as soon as possible. Again, apologies for this and hope you continue reading the blog.

Overdue month has cometh!

I admit January was pretty lackluster in terms of posts on this blog. It is true I haven’t set to myself a minimum of posts per month but this one in particular just annoyed me because there were posts I wanted to do about Final Fantasy XIV but couldn’t due to a kerfuffle with its subscription. To make a long story short, that was only solved by the end of the month and I’ve been trying to catch up with everything since then so I can make those posts I wanted to. That made me think about all the posts I thought about writing since the beginning of the blog but for one reason or another I didn’t.

So to make up for all that I decided to do a little experiment on the month of February that I am dubbing “Overdue Month”. The idea is basically to write one post per week about a topic I intended to but never did. Posts should be up on every Friday of this month. Right now the planned topics are: Final Fantasy XIV patch 1.20, a tokusatsu show called Garo, Fallen Earth and Lineage 2. Not necessarily in that order but most likely so. Also, I would have preferred to write about Frayed Knights instead of Lineage 2 but I doubt I will have enough time to play Frayed Knights to make a proper post about it. At least with Lineage 2 I already have some previous experience with the game to make a comparison on how it was before to how it is now. Plus I am still curious about how the game is nowadays.

Between those posts I might end up writing something about the Valentine’s Day events that they will certainly have (Final Fantasy XIV version of it already began I think) if I find something interesting to talk about it. Or anything else that I find might be interesting.

Honestly what I am worried about the most is not being able to meet that self-imposed deadline. There is a lot to play and my ramblings do take some time do take some considerable time to write despite how inane they may be. Still I want to give it a try just to see how I deal with a more regular posting schedule. If I fail I will try to tackle the missed topic as soon as possible.

So, here starts “Overdue Month”! Tan-dan-dan!

P.S.: Yes, kerfuffle is a technical term if anyone is wondering.

EDIT: Forgot to say, I might also do another reorganization of the categories here. That won’t really matter to anyone besides me but thought I should mention. Might also try a few other things if I don’t lose any resemblance of sanity while trying to make sure “Overdue Month” goes smoothly. We’ll see.

Introduction

This blog is a little hard to introduce in a proper way…. Why? A very simple reason: The intention of this blog is more of a way to keep in touch with my friends in a way other forms would not feel adequate.

In other words, a place where I can ramble on and on about stuff that is in my mind right now but would take too many words to talk about. That and it is a way where they can avoid it (if they have any sense) without feeling guilty for not replying to or not knowing about any new update.

I suppose that description is still too vague however and might bring horrible mental images of a blog filled with nothing but pictures of kittens or quizzes nobody care about. Although I can’t promise one or the other might end up popping up in the future, that is not the intention of this blog. You see, my goal with it right now is mostly to ramble about the games I am playing right now, mainly MMORPGs since those are the ones I usually play more and have more to talk about. Single player PC games might feature just as much if I find myself having something to say about it. Besides that probably some anime or anything that caught my (fickle) interest at the time.

So, that is about it. Onward to, what I hope will be, many more posts!