Monday, July 11, 2011

A Quiet Sunday

It's been a quiet Sunday for me, and I've spent the day doing a bunch of nothing, aside from the usual Internet stuff.  No yard work, no fence building, no cleaning, nada, nothing.  It was a day of meditation, and thinking.  I had a lot to think about.

I usually don't check my blog stats, but the other day I looked at them, and was surprised when I saw the number of page views for June.  There were over 4,000 page views!  Wow!  Considering HDWT has over 10,000 page views since I started, that's quite a number for one month, especially considering I only made four posts in June.  Then I realized it was probably traffic driven by the "social contract" controversy.  I made several comments, on a couple of different blogs, and I guess that's where the traffic came from.  Oh well...
Earlier this week, I thought about ending my blogging career.  Not for any particular reason, I was just wondering if what I was doing was worthwhile.  Despite any controversy, or negativity, I do enjoy blogging, and I really enjoy the synergy the blogging community creates.  I know many bloggers in the gaming/OSR blogosphere are leaving or have left recently, but I decided I'll be here for quite awhile.

I was also thinking the same things about gaming.  Do I make the effort of trying to find a new group?  Work on some material for a campaign?  Just give up, and play MMORPGs?  There are quite a few things I need to concentrate on, but I enjoy gaming too much to just give up.  Everybody needs a hobby.

When TARGA went belly up I was disappointed because I wanted to get involved, and really promote gaming as a hobby.  I'm thinking about ways I can do that, but haven't come up with any concrete ideas yet.

All things considered, I'm feeling better about things.  There's a fire in my belly that hasn't been there for a very long time.

If you read my post yesterday, you know I applied to be a judge of the Ennies, which might be considered odd given my recent criticisms of the Ennies.  Well, today I received an email from Tony Law, the Business Manager ( head honcho ) of the Ennies.  *Cue ominous music* And so I leave you with a cliff hanger, because I want to discuss the Ennies, the email, and my decision to campaign to be a judge in a post tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. You should see the traffic metrics for the Social Contract post. :)

    Woo hoo!