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The Codex: Online – Commitments

Hello Readers,

Happy Sunday! When I decided to begin The Codex: Online, I made a commitment to myself that blogging would be a fun way to enjoy and share my love of gaming and writing with anyone who was interested in reading. I looked at this as an opportunity to do the things I loved and get to know like minded folks, all while continuing to accomplish my other obligations and priorities. Within a few short months though, I became so preoccupied with the need to pump out multiple posts a week and how often I was or was not getting views that my blogging time quickly became stressful, instead of fun.

Writing multiple posts a week meant playing more games, and playing more games meant rescheduling or shuffling around other activities. I abandoned any pretense of a schedule (and I am a man who likes a good schedule) and without any kind of plan, the backlog of things I had to do began to pile up and the stress became overwhelming.Β As a way to deal with the stress, I started to cut activities and made up excuses to myself about why. This blog, was one of them.

My post today serves a few purposes. The first, is to organize my thoughts in a tangible fashion. The second, is to offer an explanation to my friends and followers here as to my recent absence: Hello! I’m still here. πŸ™‚ Finally, the third purpose is to recommit to The Codex: Online; not as a stressful chore but as a fun, social hobby.

I am committing to posting at least once a week, on Tuesday mornings, with game related topics. If and when I can post more, I most definitely will. I am committing to posts that will consist of reviews, opinions, info pieces, community engagement, reactions to news and every now and again a bit of rambling. Most of all, I am committing to keeping my page fun, engaging, relevant and a celebration of gaming, writing and the ability to enjoy good things with great people.

Thank you to this community for it’s support and thank you to those who have reached out in the last few weeks. I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend and I look forward to catching up with you in the days to come. Cheers!

8 thoughts on “The Codex: Online – Commitments

  1. Hurray for recommitting to fun! I definitely had to do that at one point after starting my blog, and it really helped me fall in love with the hobby all over again. I look forward to seeing your posts!

    1. Thank you kindly sir! It’s good to know accomplished bloggers have been where I was and have come through better for the experience.

  2. Glad you’re still around, and I agree with Ian: hooray for recommitting to fun! It’s so important to keep your hobbies fun – they all can fun the risk of becoming aggravating at times, so I’m glad you took a moment to reassess the situation. Looking forward to reading your posts!

    1. Thank you! If the blogging one day evolves, then I’m open and excited to seeing where that leads. For now, I certainly don’t want to force it and the freedom of that sentiment is a breath of fresh air.

  3. Welcome back. I agree with Ian and Athena with yay to recommiting to fun. It is a hobby and meant to be fun. I’m glad you took a step back and reached the decision to come back but in a fun way with a schedule that works for you. Glad to see you around again!

    1. Thanks a ton πŸ™‚ It feels like it did when I first started out and that’s the happy place I want to stay focused on.

  4. Totally hear you on this! I need to get back to writing as well. Sometimes it’s important to step away and take breaks, so kudos to you!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a ton! It was definitely a break I didn’t know I needed and helped put things in perspective.

      Take it at your own pace and remember that first and foremost, writing should be for you first. Then for everyone else 😁.

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