Well, I've been blogging for nearly three months and I'm not sure if I will continue with this endeavor. It's been fun, I've gotten to read some great blogs, I've picked up some awesome members, and I've learned a lot about old RPG's. But I just don't know if I'm really making enough of a contribution to the OSR blogosphere to warrant the time investment of running a blog.
Also, I've noticed that my life has become much richer the past few weeks now that I've cut way down on my blogging. I've been exercising, spending more time with Lily (my wife), and gotten other aspects of my life more organized.
This is also coming at a time of gaming changes. The small (3-person) group that I've been gaming with for the past two years might be disbanding. Jim announced a few days ago that he was leaving the group for various reasons related to gaming preferences. None of it was personal or anything; it was a gaming thing. And the other member, Adam, is taking a few weeks off to focus on his band.
So I'm now pondering where I want to take this whole gaming/blogging hobby of mine - which I do indeed love. Will Adam and I just recruit a new member? Will we try to get into someone else's game - maybe Pathfinder? Will I get back into miniatures games, like Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game? Or will Adam and I just run with a 2-person group?
One thing I have decided for sure is that I need to cut back significantly on my gaming/blogging time committment. So this means:
1. I will only be a player going forward, not a DM (at least for a while)
2. I will continue to blog infrequently (or perhaps disband the blog)
Maybe the "sweet spot" will be getting into a long-term campaign where I'm just a player - and keeping up my blog for a couple posts per week. I would really be jazzed about just "showing up" every week and rolling dice, and making a good blog post every few days about something that interests me.
One thing that's weird is that the last session our group played was our first Pendragon session! Granted, there is no cause-and-affect with that. It's just a weird coincidence. I think the changing of the game brought a lot of Jim's feelings to the forefront and caused him to realize that he just wants something different with his gaming choices.
Anyway - I've really appreciated the support so far from the readers of this blog. I've had so many intelligent, thoughtful commenters. And not a single jerk. Not even once. Out of literally hundreds of comments on my blog post, not a single one of them has caused me annoyance or irked me.