I’ve said it before, but I might as well state it again. Over the past few years I’ve been trying to work on having a blog, but to be honest there is not really anything interesting going on in my life. At least not something that warrants regular updates of a blog.
I’ve been trying a few different things with this site, to make regular updates:
Writing about my life:
I tried this, I really did. And while my life is interesting enough in itself, at least from my point of view, it’s just not interesting enough to sustain a place in the every growing blogosphere. I didn’t want to end up like one of those people keeping a blog with no readers, just to keep a blog. Writing about how I was shopping and decided to go for sliced bread instead of non-sliced bread and so on. It doesn’t make sense to me to keep on writing, if that is the premise.
Writing about football:
‘Having a blog where I write about one of your biggest passions? Sign me up!’ That could have been what I was saying when I got this brilliant idea. I do love football and writing about all the small things that happened with FC København was indeed an interesting time for me. Little did I realise how much work there actually is in trying to maintain a blog with updated information, writing pre-match reports, finding the best odds at different bookmakers, scouring the net for information about players who are injured or who got enough penalty points for their last yellow card and so forth.
Combine all the work with having to write it all up in a mix of passion, seriousness and being funny enough for people to stop by, was simply no fun for me.
Writing about Linux/Ubuntu
I did try this for a short while, with guides and such, but also that ended up being rather boring for me. You see, it’s fun as hell to make stuff work and look right in Ubuntu. That is one of the things I love about it, compared to Windows (No! This is not because I want to start a discussion about which OS is the best and why). Documenting it while I write was fun too, but at some point I got everything I need working in Ubuntu. This meant that I stopped using it, because the challenge was gone. I still have it installed, but it’s becoming rarer and rarer that I choose that as the boot option in GRUB.
I guess you can thank, amongst others, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Europa Universalis III: Chronicles, Sengoku and now Crusader Kings II for that. All these games are time sinks for me and since I’ve bought most of these on Steam, that happens in Windows. Simple, really.
If I sit down now and look back at the vast amount of posts I did in 2011, and here I mean all five of them, I realise that I simply can’t do this any more. At least not in such an effect that it’s supposed to be on the front page of the domain. That is why, I’ll try and move this blog to a subdirectory (You remember me saying that before?) and then put something else up.
So now the question is, what to put on a very well SEO optimised domain? A domain that makes ridiculous and pointless blog articles show up on Google News deserves something better than ramblings of a mad man.
I have some ideas in mind and one of them is actually a blog, but a type of blog where I’d like to start all over again. After reading a lot of Rock, Paper Shotgun, I’m walking around with some thoughts in my head about doing something like that. Not exactly the same, but make a blog where I write about the games I try. I.e. if I play Football Manager 2012, I’ll update about that, assuming the role of the manager in question. While playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’d write about the adventures of my Sith Juggernaut or Imperial Agent. Playing one of the more dynasty powered games like Sengoku or Crusader Kings II, I could write a chronicle about the dynasty while I play.
I feel this way of writing would give me a lot less pressure of doing loads of meaningful updates, but I’d be able to just give a short update about players signed, children born into the dynasty, bosses killed and such. So a gaming blog on my own premises is what I’m think about.
It might actually happen this time! Who knows?