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. 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. 🙂 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!