2021: A Year of Blogging Simplification

2021: A Year of Blogging Simplification

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I’ve decided that this year, I want to make this blog the center of all the things that delight and inspire me. Welcome to 2021.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve stumbled upon hobbies and interests that I didn’t originally have when I first created this blog. That’s a natural thing. That’s a healthy thing, too. After all, one cannot only game and game alone. *shock*

I’ve had a difficult time sorting out how to deal with these new interests as I discovered them. Being a blogger, my first instinct was to spin up a blog about the topic of enjoyment. But in doing so, I’ve ended up with so many WordPress installations, Tumblrs, sites and domains. As much as I love all the sites I’ve built, and enjoyed the time I put into them, it gets to be a bit much.

After a lot of long hard thinking, I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to do things differently this year. I still want to game and blog about gaming. But I also want to write about the other things I enjoy – learning to play fiddle, my ukuleles, diamond painting, neat-tasting teas I discover, and even looking forward to dabbling with learning embroidery this year!

This blog has always been a kinda catch-all for things since I term it a “Gaming and Geek” blog. There’s a lot of ways to stretch the definition of “geek” since one can be a geek of many things. One can be a geek fiddler. One can be a geek DIY crafter. One can be a geek of neat-tasting teas. Right?

Seeing that my fiddle blog domain is up for renewal in February, I felt it’s a good time for me to start working on consolidating those posts and my practice log here. I’ve already moved my ukulele content here, and plan on expanding that topic in the future. I also want to bring my diamond painting log to this blog, as well.

So this is just a post to say that this blog will be expanding on content and topics going forward. I promise that there’s a lot to playing the fiddle that’s pretty interesting if you’ve never considered it, for example! Or, at least, I think it’s interesting. Hopefully, you will too!

6 responses to “2021: A Year of Blogging Simplification”

  1. I think it’s an excellent idea.

    I’ve been considering a second blog for the best part of two years now but I keep coming back to what I prefer as a reader. If I like a blog it’s almost always because of the blogger’s personality as much as their subject. Where bloggers I read have multiple blogs I try to keep up with them all but often some slip off my radar. It’s much better for me as a reader to have all the posts under one blog and then I can just read the ones that interest me and skip the ones that don’t. And mostly I find I end up reading everything when it’s by someone whose style i enjoy. I certainly found your posts on violins interesting, for example, even though I have no interest in violins per se.

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    • That makes a lot of sense from a reader perspective! I just get excited about a subject and my first thoughts are to build a new blogging project about it. Of course, a year or so into it, I realize either I don’t have enough content/ideas to maintain the project, or I’m biting off more than I can chew in terms of time management. I think I’ve learned that lesson finally, it’s just taken me this long. 🙂


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