November 23rd, 2009

Over the last couple of months, I’ve learned a few things.

I’ve learned that the longer I go without blogging, the more afraid I am to write. Afraid? Yup. Afraid that when I finally manage to plop some words onto a page, it won’t be good enough, it won’t be interesting enough, and people just won’t care to read.

I’ve learned how important immersing myself in the community is to my creativity. I feed off of others, I admit it! And in the hermit state in which I’ve been living lately, I’ve hit a bit of a dry spell.

You see, while I’m in school, the spare time I used to spend reading blog posts is now spent reading textbooks. And the hours I used to follow Twitter from my office desk are now spent in classrooms and labs. The time I devoted to listening to podcasts has been taken up with listening to the Twilight Saga audiobooks. (Hm, I guess I can’t blame that on school…) But most importantly, the creativity that I used to use to come up with new things to research and write about has been refocused on trying to develop new project proposals and plans.

Unlike so many people out there, I’ve been focusing less on WoW and the things involved with it not because it’s lost my interest, but because there just isn’t the time or brain space available when I need it.  I’m still playing the game on a regular basis, but I’ve learned that playing the game isn’t enough for me.  It’s about more than just the actually game for me now.

Of course, it doesn’t help that the game has once again returned to a bit of a lull, nothing new and exciting to talk about. Yes, 3.3 is around the corner. But for me, today, like yesterday, it’s just ToC. Then Heroic ToC. Maybe an Onyxia PUG here and there. I’m still enjoying it, but it makes for less than stellar conversation, to be honest.

So what do I do? Should I push myself to write, even if it’s just “this is what I did in the game this week”? Or should I continue to avoid WordPress until inspiration takes me over?

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7 comments to “Hermit”

  1. I say you skip the ToC/Onyx for a day and go do something completely different. Preferably something on a completely different server, and don’t bother telling any of your friends what you’re up to so they can just wonder where you were for the day.

    Throw the routine out the window and go experience something out of the ordinary. Step out of your shell, and explore something new.

    And then you can come back and tell us about it. Whether it’s great or it sucks something awful, tell us about it.
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  2. Personally don’t mind the “this is what I’ve been upto” posts, I enjoy reading your blog, don’t be afraid to write :)

  3. But Braj, We miss you!
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  4. I say write. I think that blogging in general has been getting a lot more hype than it needs with regard to being awesome, or accurate, or what have you, with regard to WoW. There are plenty of us who read just to find out what other WoW players are up to, not just to check up on theorycrafting or uber raiding or things of that nature.

    We’re still here, and with so many others hanging up the towel, it’s nice to know who else is still here with us!
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  5. Write. About anything, WoW or not. And read this: http://www.deadlinedames.com/?p=2163
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  6. Real life happens. Personally, I’m in a bit of a lull WoW-wise too, and I’d certainly be interested in reading other people’s experiences of similar.
    But don’t feel pressured to write! We’ll still be here when you do :)

  7. D’aawwww, thanks guys! I feel so loved. :) Writing more is probably what I need to do, even if it’s something I don’t think people will necessarily want to read. If you don’t enjoy what you are reading, I hope you’ll let me know!