Blogging 101 and me: Day One

Despite having been active here for a few years already, I signed up for Blogging 101 on WordPress. I like finding new inspiration and since this is not related to gaming, I figured it’d be interesting to see if I can still use the daily tasks for this blog. At least, when the task is to write something. Other tasks will be about changing something in your layout, adding a widget etc. And hey, it may be a bit early for Spring cleaning, but why not? :p

As always, if you are thinking about starting a blog, my advice is: Go for it. Give it a try! The next round of Blogging 101 will start in February, by the way, and you can sign up for it here (it’s free, by the way!).

Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

Since I’m not just starting out, most of you already know who I am. Bogging 101 has a suggestion for people like me, though: To look back at how I introduced myself here, how I started blogging, what has changed in the meantime and my goals for the next six months. The latter is quite easy: I want to keep writing about gaming. Back in March 2011, we started the blog and the first three posts were all about Rift. The bugs mentioned have been fixed so far, by the way! ;)

Over the years, I left Rift, waited for Guild Wars 2, decided to give up on Lord of the Rings Online, returned to the f2p version of Rift, tried several other MMOs, fell in love with Wildstar but did not buy it because of its sub, picked it up again just recently because they announced free to play, started playing Trove and here we are today. For a while, I was trying to balance my free gaming time between offline/single player games, Rift, Guild Wars 2, Trove and Wildstar. As you can guess, this simply doesn’t work. Not with a full-time job, at least. When staying with bookahnerk’s family over New Year’s, I noticed that I was not missing my MMOs at all. So, I decided to cut down on them and focus on a single one: Wildstar! Guild Wars 2 will stay on the back-burner as I frequently leave it for a while only to return and play through the whole weekend again. Trove is still a great game, but it’s just not something I want to play right now. And then… there is Rift. Poor Rift.

Just as a disclaimer, as the timing fits: Me deciding to leave Rift has nothing to do with that top raiding guild and their (in my opinion horrendous) video (even if it probably does include some truths in it). I just prefer a more modern combat system by now and Wildstar gives me both, great housing and great modern combat, coupled with a funny satiric world!

Now, as you can see, not much has changed when it comes to this blog. I still play MMOs regularly, but only Wildstar and Guild Wars 2 from now on. I will, however, still check out new MMOs, because I just love doing so. And my goal for this blog (well, a more specific one than “I want to keep writing about gaming”) is that I want to write more often and also include more single player games in here. Nerdy Bookahs used to be called “Nerdy Bookahs and their travel guide” for a reason. I love to check out different games and I want to write about them more often than I did in the past.

Yes, I am well aware that all the writing could have been summarized to: Same writer, same blog, probably different games. :p


4 thoughts on “Blogging 101 and me: Day One

  1. Rakuno says:

    Oh, that is a pretty cool initiative by WordPress!

    And personally, I find some retrospectives interesting. It helps to see what happened, why it happened and where things are going. Specially in this case so we can know what kind of posts to expect. :)


    • paeroka says:

      Thankfully, most of our readers come here for Guild Wars 2, according to the search terms and the posts read. It’s only the Trove players that won’t find much new material here. :p


    • paeroka says:

      Wow. I thought the January course was full. I didn’t realize it’s the same with the February one. But I guess this means there’s a high chance for another one in March. :)


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