I’ve been thinking a lot about what to say here. To be honest, I think I’ve also written that first line about 5 or 6 times (some in my head, some on my phone, and then here). The fact of the matter is, it’s really difficult to effectively summarize your first year of blogging/writing publicly. I don’t know that I had any real expectations going in, so nearly everything has been a pleasant surprise. First post, first comment, first subscriber, first naysayer, first “drought”, first comeback – they’ve all left their mark, and I’m grateful for each and every experience.
So, what do I say here? Well, thank you for starters. For everyone who has clicked, read or even replied, thank you.
Blogging and/or writing full time has been something that has always intrigued me. I’ve dabbled in fiction, poetry, drama in the past and those creative pangs just don’t seem to want to leave me alone.
At the same time, I have a wife and kids and RL expenses that frankly aren’t going to get paid by a WoW Gold Making blog, that’s just the plain reality. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, though, so that’s why I intend to keep on going until I find something else to write about.
I’ve learned a lot over this past year. About the blogging platform, about the industry, about the gaming niche, about online communities, about branding/marketing, about myself.
Stede and I have thrown together some ideas for this book I had mentioned before, and I think this is going to be another cool experience.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for sticking around. Thanks for being such well-behaved guinea pigs. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.