A New Direction: What Is Blog Anyway?

Firstly, I would like to express my sincere thanks to anyone who has read any of my posts over the year and a half-ish I’ve been doing this. I started this blog in Sept 2015 because, like many other gamers, I wanted to ramble about video games on the internet. A small part me had hoped that maybe my writing was good enough for someone ‘professional’ to acknowledge, but I mostly just wanted to express my unqualified gaming opinions online, to whoever cared. I’ll be honest here, the majority of my views are from bots trying to tell me how I can make “$500 from home easily!” (God, I wish that was possible, but nope, I’m not following those links to your key logger sites). There are also far more talented bloggers out there reviewing the science behind video games, something I have no business in trying to write. Here’s where I’m going with this:

It is with great indifference that I declare my video game backlog the winner, and I wave my white flag in defeat to the almighty backlog boss monster. What does this mean? Well, my old blogging handle “Conquering the Gaming Backlog” has reached a Game Over screen after my evil backlog delivered a 9999k critical hit to it. I no longer have any desire to select Continue. Over the past month, I’ve been forcing myself to do those “Weekly Wrap-Up” posts but I had no real interest in writing them. I no longer care about my mountain of unplayed games. I’ll get to them whenever I feel like it, and I’m going to have fun playing whatever the hell I want, or nothing at all. Lately, I just haven’t been enjoying writing blog posts, or even playing video games like I once did. It just feels like I’m adding noise to the chorus of great game reviews and intelligent techy video game talk online, and there are so many depressing things going on in the real world. Don’t get me wrong, I still love reading everyone’s posts, but I’ve really been hating mine lately.

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Most of the gaming communities I’ve seen online are toxic cesspools of hatred. Angry fanboys/girls constantly wage ignorant flame wars against each other’s narrow viewpoints on ‘all-important’ video game IPs. The community I’ve been blessed to be a part of here on WordPress is different. I’ve met so many awesome people here who have made me feel like I’m a part of something, for the first time in my life (special shout outs to The Shameful Narcissist, Evil Wizard Esq., The Otaku Judge, Cheap Boss Attack, Hungrygoriya, Mr. Panda, The Well-Red Mage, Beal, Athena, and a Professional Moron. Thank you all for putting up with me for so long, and for always brightening my days with your entertaining posts and comments). I don’t mean to sound overly dramatic, but there’s another side of me that’s itching for an outlet: my inner wannabe writer.

My whole life I’ve been that quiet one nobody understood. While I may appear quiet on the outside, my brain is constantly buzzing with thoughts, all while I contain a thunderstorm of emotions no one ever sees, until I explode occasionally. I say few words IRL and I rarely feel a connection with other humans. This blogging thing has given me a release for that chaotic storm inside of me. Video games have always been my escape mechanism from the messed up world of ours, but writing words down has turned into a much needed lightning rod for my chaotic inner dialog (pun definitely intended).

And so my point after all that is: I’m going to take a different route with my blog ramblings. I slapped a fresh coat of paint on this eyesore, changed up my domain name, and updated my About Me page (spoiler: I added some stuff about Lightning). I’m going to write about whatever I want, whenever I want to. This will give me some space to explore other topics, if I want. Though I admit this will probably still be mostly me rambling about video games (they make up 99% of my life honestly).

Truthfully, I have no idea what I’m talking about, or any idea why I didn’t just hit the “Delete Blog” button. Nevertheless, I’m going to start having fun writing words in this blog again, instead of just chasing silly goals of clearing X number video games by X date. My sarcastic comments on various great blogger sites will continue as per normal, without any interruption.

Thank you so much to anyone who continues to follow this mess, haha. 🙂

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80 thoughts on “A New Direction: What Is Blog Anyway?

  1. It can be tough staying motivated, and once you try to force yourself to write about something it begins to feel like a job. A job that you pay to come in to work for. That’s never fun. I’m sad to see that you’ve become disappointed in your posts and your desire to blog about games, but I’m glad that you noticed this sooner rather than later. I’m also glad that you’re using it as motivation to do what’s most important: writing about what you want to write about, whenever you want to write about it. It’s about making yourself happy. I hope this new direction is the outcome you’ve been hoping for.

    -Brad

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    1. That’s exactly what this was starting to feel like, an unpaid job. The main reason why I quit WoW was because it was starting to feel like a chore to log in every day and do those garrison mission thingys (I can’t remember exactly what they were called, haha). I’m going to focus on doing fun things that make me happy. Thank you! I really appreciate your supportive comment and I’m always looking forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

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      1. Some days are harder than others, for sure. There have been plenty of days I’ve woken up and asked myself if it was all worth it, or just a giant waste of time. It started off as a fun project to improve my writing and eventually just stopped being fun, so I toned down on the things that let it get to that point–less developer review requests, news posts, and forced content for the sake of providing content, and more of just writing when I had time and the desire to write. It helped.

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  2. I think this is a healthy choice – if its not fun, why keep forcing it? I was a little worried and thought you would say you were done with your blog, so I’m glad to see you are continuing and I will definitely keep following along!

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  3. Most gamers suffer burn out and stop playing games for a while. I know I do. Rebranding your blog so you are free to write about other topics sounds like a good idea.

    I can’t help you with becoming a professional writer, but if you want to make a living I can tell you how to make $500 easily from home. Bleep, bleep I am not a bot.

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    1. Thank you sir! Burn out is exactly the right description.

      On an unrelated note, I never told you this before but I’m actually a Canadian princess. My family’s fortune is currently tied up in a silly legal hold. If you send me $1000 and/or your bank account information I can pay you back x10!

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  4. I can relate to losing motivation. I can relate to it very very well. Forcing yourself to do something will most definitely drop the quality of the outcome of said thing (in this case, writing).

    I admit I haven’t yet read most of your things as of yet, but I plan on reading a few more at least (because titles got my attention)! So I’ll be here to comment on those soon, too.

    Anyways… “I’m going to write about whatever I want, whenever I want to. This will give me some space to explore other topics, if I want. Though I admit this will probably still be mostly me rambling about video games (they make up 99% of my life honestly).” Yes, do that! Writing from your soul/heart is much better (in my opinion) than to “mechanically” write. I hope you understand what I mean!

    I also hope to read more stuff from you soon 🙂

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  5. In terms of your backlog, good on you. You shouldn’t feel you should play a game because you have to. It’s a hobby at the end of the day, and if you’re not enjoying it it stops being a hobby and becomes an obligation that you resent.
    Changing your blog to broaden your horizon it an excellent thing, it doesn’t limit your writing and will give you the freedom to write what you wish. Good for you and good luck with your new direction!

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  6. You’re a great writer and your blog is cool! That’s the way I think of games, too, and I totally agree with you on your opinion on internet gaming communities. I feel like with games the more relaxed you are, the better. For me, when I put targets to playing games, it makes them feel like more of a chore than a fun hobby. The whole point of games is escapism, and I feel like when you put pressure on yourself to play them, it’s hard for that to be the driving force for them, rather it could become more like work.

    Plus, take it from us, the more topics on your blog, the better!
    Reuben

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  7. To be honest, I never really thought about this as *just* “a Gaming backlog” blog anyways, and I was reading because I liked yo’ words, so whatever it takes to keep ’em coming’s fine by me. Not that you need my permission or anything but, like, in the interests of support and stuff that’s my tuppence worth!

    Also, that’s not to put pressure on you to keep ’em coming either, but merely to highlight that I’d like to keep reading them, should they continue coming. I mean, if you want to keep ’em coming, obviously!

    Speaking of words…..perhaps it’d be best if I just stopped using them now, eh!? 😉

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  8. It just sounds like some burnout. Feel free to take a break, or change it up. Sometimes it can be tough to
    consistently bang out work, while also trying to work a job, and have a modicum of a personal life. I know it is for me.
    Hell, even people who get to do it for a living sometimes need a break. Doug Walker famously retired the Nostalgia Critic
    show, because of burnout. He didn’t feel he could keep up new, and creative output. He tried a few other ideas, but they weren’t particularly great.
    A few months later he saw The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, and was inspired to bring back the show.

    I remember years ago when Green Day released Warning. Seeing people interview Billie Joe, and ask him why it was such a departure.
    He had decided to go a long period of time, without writing. And in that he had some more positive experiences in his personal life, that
    inspired him to write something new, yet in his familiar style.

    Sometimes everyone needs a break. Take some time away from the keyboard. (Unless its for playing an FPS.) Spend some time thrifting, or
    grabbing coffee, or chatting someone up in a bar. Go to the record store, and pick up something in a genre you normally wouldn’t jam on. Perhaps
    an Andy Williams album, or The Trammps, or DEVO or Anne Murray. And maybe even try some games that may have been before your time, or in
    a genre you haven’t played.

    You won’t feel so forced to write when you come back to it. But hopefully you will come back to writing!

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment! It is truly a challenge to balance all of those things. You’re right! A break is exactly what I need.

      Now that you mention it, it has been quite some time since I played a FPS. A genre change up might be what I need to get interested in gaming again. And Anne Murray is awesome! 🙂

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  9. I understand your perspective entirely and obviously will support your new endeavours completely! Self-imposed expectations are the very worst kind, and I’m glad that you’ve been able to acknowledge when it’s time to take a break and to re-focus yourself on what you’d like to be doing! I’m looking forward to seeing what new angles you bring to your writing, and I hope that you’ll continue blessing us with your little nuggets of wisdom and sarcasm… your blog is definitely one of my favourites!

    <3!

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  10. I am really you’re going to keep going with it, hopefully we will see a backlog update every now and then, but it sounds like a reboot is exactly what you need. I have trashed my blog 3 times now, but I am so glad I didn’t completely delete it. The world is a pretty scary place as you said, and writing about video games has been a good way to escape the horrors of my Facebook feed, the WordPress community is always awesome and super supportive, it’s been nice being back. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts, I really like your writing and I am excited to see where else decide to go with it 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I’ll likely ramble about my backlog again at some point, haha. It’s good to know I’m not alone with the occasional blog self-loathing. Don’t get me started on my “Farcebook” feed 🙂 WordPress is such an amazing community. I’m looking forward to reading more posts on Noob Dungeon!

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  11. A blog should be exactly what you think it should be, and if the weekly updates are a chore, then I say it’s time for them to go! I did the same thing with my Question of the Week, which I really liked (and which I received a surprising, positive response to), but I had to stop some things and rearrange others in order to focus on what I needed. I know personally if I don’t want to do something or if it doesn’t feel like it’s garnering me the satisfaction I want, I’ll find any and every way to avoid doing it. It’s a sign that I probably shouldn’t be doing it, and this seems like it’s no different. When something becomes only an obligation and not an advantage, it’s no longer fun, and I say life is too short. We’ll all always be here to support you no matter what you decide to do.

    You offer so much to the blogosphere and are definitely one of the people that has proven to me that its worthwhile! To be honest, I much prefer the gaming reviews I’ve found here on WordPress as opposed to the so-called “profession” ones, which seem to miss the heart and soul of WHY we game. Or it’s a gigantic bitch fest lol (or the comment section is). Gaming should be fun and not a chore, and I know how much you want to focus more on your writing. Like I said, no matter what you decide to do or post, we’ll always be here ♥

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    1. That’s exactly what I was doing with the weekly posts: finding every excuse to avoid them. So true! Life is way too short to waste it on something I’m not enjoying.

      OMG the comments sections on popular gaming sites are so sad it’s almost funny. I abandoned all of those mainstream sites years ago, after a big uproar on GameSpot.com about a transgendered reviewer’s opinion on some silly game. Armies of angry internet idiots were personally attacking the poor woman, and the whole thing just made me door slam those cesspools of hate. My faith in humanity is low enough already without reading all those awful comments against an innocent person, for an incredibly stupid reason. I trust the opinions of the amazing bloggers here much more than those bribed, I mean paid, professionals anyway.

      And, thank you so much for your support! This whole WordPress community, you most definitely included, truly mean the world to me. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing here anymore, but I’ll still be rambling on your awesome blog! I always look forward to chatting with you about writing, INFJ stuff, and everything else. There’s no way you’re getting rid of me that easily 🙂

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      1. Ugh, I hate the “boys club” attitude of many mainstream game sites, and I’m so happy that point of view isn’t prevalent here. It’s like you have to be a certain demographic to have any right to speak and that’s utter bullshit. I’ve found the opinions here to be much more worthwhile, even if I don’t agree with them. There isn’t that sense that it’s the only valid opinion in the room, which is sadly the mien of many of the main gaming sites.

        Oh good! Because I’d be quite upset if you up and disappeared entirely. Your blog will evolve into exactly what it needs to be, and you won’t have to force yourself to write things you don’t want to do. Like I said, eventually, you’ll make every excuse in the book to not do it, and you’ll enjoy writing things way more if it’s something you really want to do and not feel just obligated to get accomplished 🙂

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  12. Follow your heart. I know how cheesy that sounds, but if you aren’t enjoying what you’re currently doing it will weigh you down and make you miserable. I for one am glad you’ll still be around. I’m excited to see your other posts. I feel like I can totally relate to a lot of your above post. On Twitter, it’s mostly bots who follow me or I can’t tell who’s real and who’s not and end up feeling pretty lonesome. Thankfully on WP, I’ve found a few cool actual people to interact with, though I have to say it’s hard to interact sometimes because of the constant chatter about what I want to say. Thankfully they’ve stuck around even when I’m not super talkative. I have really enjoyed blogging for similar reasons. It’s really helped me organize my thoughts and I like the idea that I have something to go back and check out in the future about what I was doing in the past even if it isn’t going save the world or anything. Either way, I guess I’m saying I totally get it and I will be here to read your other writings as well. Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and I’m glad you understand how I feel. I still don’t really get the Twitter thing at all, haha. I had some scary “full frontal” bots following me there for some reason… *shudders* Anyway, I’m very happy to have another human follower there too 🙂

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  13. Nice new theme Ms Lightning Ellen. I remember mentioning before that you are my favorite videogame blogger… but I’m not able to say why. It’s not only because of the videogame content of your blogs, but its more about the way you write stuff.

    I have to admit that I’m not good in english writing, and my WP site was supposed to be an online portfolio only. That’s why I am contented in just stalking blogs and reading in comments sections. And I must say whenever I read your stuff [blogs or comments], It always bring a smile to my face 🙂

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  14. I have not read many of your posts, unfortunately, but I have enjoyed the ones I have read. It is very brave of you to attempt such a radical change to your blog and I hope you enjoy it.
    What are you hoping to discuss in the future? What have you written?

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the support. 🙂

      I’m still not sure what I want to do here. I think I’ll just be taking a break for a bit to figure it out. Outside of this blog, I have been working on a novel for a year and a half now. It’s still far from finished and I’m not sure what I’ll do with it when I’m done. I have been having fun writing it though.

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  15. Days are too short to be spending a mess of time doing things that don’t add value to your life. If the way you’ve been blogging and the way you’ve been playing games isn’t fulfilling anymore, it makes sense to replace them. I hope you enjoy whatever you build both into.

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  16. Like some other commenters here, I was worried you were going to say you were shutting up shop here, so glad to read that that isn’t the case. At the same time, blogging is supposed to be fun and rewarding, not a chore. If that means a rebrand, a reboot, a break, whatever else, then absolutely go for it. You, and your writing, will be better for it. “Conquering the Backlog” is a cool idea, and it worked as a hook to bring me here. But what kept me reading were your opinions, and the excellent writing. All the best going forward and I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

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  17. Freeing yourself from a specific goal can only allow you to form new ones. Your writing is fun to read and I know I will follow this blog in whatever direction you decide to take it. The most important thing is to finding a way to keep it fun for you. That will keep you blogging and the rest of us will stick around and enjoy it too 🙂

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  18. Awesome, madam, well just keeping blogging, you know. Creative release and all that – particularly important for us introverts. It’s easy to beat yourself up about stuff (imposter syndrome as it’s known – creative sorts get it a lot) but your blog is highly entertaining so KEEP AT IT, SOLDIER!

    As for introversion… the fun thing is, I can sit at work with a stern expression (evil resting biatch face) yet have insane “MWAHAHAHAAH!!!” cackling going on in my head as I plan out my cat purchasing scheme. It’s an odd life.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Moron! I plan to get right back at it, as soon as I stop hating it 🙂

      I enjoy that perk of being an awesome introvert too! People have no idea there’s a crazy world inside my head, that my resting bitch face (or RBF) hides well. I have two cats and I wish you the best with your scheme.

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  19. I’m in the same rut… World is too depressing and life takes away all my time. I’m still working on new stuff anyway. It’s just not getting finished. Good Luck with your future post my friend.

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  20. Whoa! I feel like I just walked into the coolest video game ever. Seriously, I love what you did with the place, and I approve of the new look and name! (All hail the backlog.) I’m very excited to see what you write and am so excited for you! I think it’s a good step for you to recognize what you want to and not want to write. I know how you feel about hating what you write, but know that regardless of what you thought, you wrote great, entertaining stuff. It’s been fun to check out your gaming posts, and just as fun to check out anything else you had to say. 🙂

    Also, I’m glad that we’re all a part of this unique section of the internet where toxicity stays away. I feel blessed as well and am glad you are too! And of course we’d follow your “mess” whether backlog or rambling or whatever goes in between the two. We follow you and not your backlog. That said, all hail the backlog. I mean, no, RIP Backlog… Wish you the best of luck! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Lightning and FFXIII are very special to me so I thought I’d go with that as a theme, while I’m figuring out what to do next. Yep, all hail that smug backlog boss monster! He sure has cheap attacks, haha.

      It’s truly sad how toxic most internet gaming communities are. I’m so grateful that a positive paradise has grown here on WordPress. Based on your great reviews, maybe I should try out Fire Emblem Mobile and Super Mario Run this weekend. Fun little games like those (minus the stamina bar *shudders* ) might help me get back into gaming. I’m always looking forward to your next review (and hopefully more awesome pictures of Japan soon)! Thank you for your support 🙂

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      1. Of course! Thank you so much for your kind words and support as well! I’m glad you’re excited about my future stuff! 🙂 Support from you and the awesome community here plays a big part in helping me keep going too, so I’m very appreciative as well. I wish you the best during your blog’s transition! I’m going through an exciting transition too and am working on a new special project, though I haven’t said much about it yet. I’ve been working on it for a while though, and hopefully it will come to fruition soon. I hope that it will make for an excellent supplement to my reviews and pictures of Japan! Thanks again, and I can’t wait to see what you have up next! 😀

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          1. More than you want a Switch next week?! Aww, you’re too kind! 😀 Thanks! I’m excited that you’re excited! It’s new territory for me so I’m a little hesitant, but also thrilled to be trying something different!

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  21. Speaking solely for myself – it doesn’t matter to me what you write about, just keep writing. I am also not one to socialize in the real world, but I’ve been privileged to make very real connections with the community here, and are at the top of that list. Once the gaming backlog becomes a chore rather than a challenge, it isn’t fun anymore – and that’s the whole point of gaming is fun. Blogging isn’t any different – it’s an outlet for us, a way to give expression to all the things we struggle to contain day to day. So let it be that! Don’t worry about what you’re writing about or who is reading it – write for yourself, for your voice and your sanity and your pleasure, and I for one look forward to continuing to enjoy every word of it just as I always have. All the best! – EWE (and Editor).

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    1. Thank you so much! Those kind words really mean a lot to me (especially coming from such an evil wizard, haha). You couldn’t be more right! My old backlog, and blog, had become a chore, and all the fun was sapped out of my two favourite hobbies. I’m still not sure what I’m doing here yet, but blogging has introduced to some of the most awesome people I know, you (and Editor) included. I really appreciate your support and I can’t wait to see what your next evil #FrozenFoodFriday treat is. 🙂

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  22. Love the new look ( I also gave a new look to my blog as well.) I gave up on my backlog ages ago when I soon realized, the games that I wanted to beat was no longer found anywhere and they were too old to play. It feels good to let go of the backlog, doesn’t it? But somehow it keeps on creeping with every unfinished game. At the end of the day tho, gaming is an hobby and you shouldn’t play games because you have to, you know?

    It doesn’t matter what you write, as long as you enjoy writing then that’s all what matters. No subject is terrible, if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure. I enjoy your writing and I hope you keep it up! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much! 🙂 I noticed how awesome your blog looks. It does feel good to ditch the backlog concept. It’s like I’m finally free to play whatever I feel like. I do hate leaving games unfinished though, haha. Games should just be about having fun, not tracking how many I have left to play.

      Those are very wise words. I really appreciate your support and encouragement! I can’t wait to read more of your great posts soon. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! Come over to the full site to see the full change of the site itself. Same, I hate leaving games unfinished, right now I’m so unmotivated to finish Resident Evil 7, not sure why. Those words come from Midnight in Paris, one of my favorite movies. You’re welcome!

        I try to post some great posts, but that means alot that you think my posts are great. I can’t wait to read some more of yours as well 🙂

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        1. I did take a trip over! I love the Vault image at the top and the epic pictures behind the links to your articles! Great work 🙂

          I’m sort of having that problem with Fallout 4. It’s a great game and I do like it. I just can’t seem to find the motivation to finish it, for some reason.

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          1. Thanks! It means alot, I took the time to revamp everything, the site itself hasn’t had an update since two years ago. I wanted everything to be more clean and more streamlined and easier to read.

            Yeah, I’m not sure what’s up with Fallout 4. Many of my friends are also having that problem, I would say that it’s an RPG but the problem goes deeper then that for me, personally. At one point, I just wanted to give up and not finish the last DLC but I hope you find the motivation to wrap up the game! It’s a fantastic game 🙂

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  23. I can relate to this. I have come close to throwing in the towel on my blog a few times when it started to feel like work. I think once I stopped putting pressure on myself to get so much done, I really started to enjoy it more and I’m glad I kept it going. Battling the backlog is a tough one to win as well. It’s probably been a decade since I stopped putting up a fight. I really like the new look of your site. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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  24. I love the new look of your blog! I’m still poking through your old entries, but I’m excited to see what new stuff you put out there, too! When something isn’t fun anymore, it’s good to take a step back and take time to figure out which direction you want to go. I used to have specific goals for games too, but that quickly became overwhelming. Now I just kind of go with the flow! It’s much more relaxing that way. At the end of the day, gaming should be about unwinding and forgetting all your real-life stresses, not adding stress to your life! 🙂

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  25. A backlog is a backlog because we’re supposed to feel enthused to go through it, so if you aren’t , sod it!
    Go right ahead and write whatever you feel like, it’s what I do because I can never be focused too long on just one hobby.
    I’ll be curious to see what else you’re going to be bringing, so I’m staying for the ride! 😺

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  26. What I do to avoid burnout on my huge backlog is to play in bursts. I’ll bash through a few shorter arcade titles, then I get time to dedicate to a good long RPG.

    It means that when a game like Oracle of Ages gets to me I can take a break, while the site remains active.

    The Internet is always poisonous, but I have found sosme Reddit forums to be really helpful. The worst on reddit is the Final Fantasy community, but Fallout, Resident Evil, Zelda, Retro Gaming have all been useful for getting feedback.

    I stopped (and deleted) my update posts years ago. I felt I was writing for the sakes of writing and it wasn’t achieving anything. I was also struggling to fit the time in to do it.

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    1. Also, to make comment moderation easier, there is a setting in Discussion that lets you set it to “allow people I’ve approved to post without moderation” As long as somebody isn’t hacked it cuts out on the spam. I once a month have a scan through thr spam to see of anyone got incorrectly zapped.

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      1. Thank you for all the wise advice sir! 🙂 It is truly sad to see how low some internet communities can go. And the weekly posts had turned into a huge chore for me too. I’m so glad I stopped them. Blogging and gaming should be fun!

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  27. You are not afraid to voice out your opinion and I admired you for that. Although, I’ve read only half of your piece but I understand where you are coming from. At some point in our life, we feel upside down so, don’t force yourself to be on a right track at the moment if you don’t feel like writing or playing games, then so be it. Feel free to do whatever makes you happy. Life is short, be happy. 🙂

    -Daisy

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  28. Inspiring! I’ve written like, 7 posts over the course of 4 years. Trying to be consistent, motivated and get back into it. Reading stuff like this helps – looking forward to checking out your stuff!

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