Sometimes you just have to face the facts.
So this is a post that I’ve been mulling around in my head for a long time now but never was fully willing to accept the truth. As of now, technically late April, my blog is in an indefinite hiatus. I haven’t posted a serious piece of writing in a long time and I don’t really see myself doing it for a while into the future. The fiction serial I was working on has lost its appeal and, truth be told, I’ve probably become cynical about the whole project.
I still love games and love to talk about them, but the time and energy that I would want to put into this blog just isn’t there anymore. For the better part of two years I had this as a place for me to rant and talk about gaming, and it was a blast. When I first logged into WordPress I was out of school for the summer and didn’t have a job. Now I’m about to enter the senior year of my journalism degree and I’m having all of the dire realizations that come with that. I was elected last spring to be the editor of my school’s student magazine and I currently have a job at the office of marketing and public relations.
The main problem I have is a lack of creative spirit right now. I write at work, so when I get home the last thing I want to do is sit down and hash out some words onto a text document. I’ve gotten back into Destiny with the latest expansion and have formed up a clan with my friends, and it’s been a total blast. Having something like that to do when I get home from work has been great and, truth be told, it’s the only way I really feel like spending my off time when at home. The thought has floated in my head to do some Twitch streaming but no one in their right mind wants to watch that.
Is this blog dead in the water, fated to rest beside the other blogs whose writers fell off of the wagon? I hope not. I still have this as a place to post my thoughts and to be seen. Looking back on my original plans makes me laugh a little. I dreamed as big as any first time blogger probably does. I was going to get big and eventually build up enough of a following that I wouldn’t have to work. I saw all of the super successful people and failed to realize how difficult it actually was. Once that hit I kept going, but at more of a reserved pace. Once I really started working on my degree, however, I’ve just started to lose the zeal I once did when I had all of the time in the world.
I’m still around the internet, skulking about silently most of the time. You can find me on the Planet Destiny forums if you look hard enough, and I’ll be atRTX this August. If for some strange coincidence you read my blog and will be there make sure to send me a tweet and I’ll try to find you. If you play Destiny on the Xbox One shoot me a message and I’ll play with you if I have time. Here’s a link to my Destiny profile in case someone wanted to see what I’ve been wasting my time accomplishing.
This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a “See ya later.” I’m still around, just had to accept the hard truth and stop tip-toeing around it. This isn’t the end of this blog, I can always use a phoenix down in the future.
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