From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
When this article goes up, I will get an alert from WordPress telling me I’m on a 30-day streak with posting to this blog. Since posting the industry update from ICv2 in March I haven’t missed a day.
It wasn’t intentional. I posted a while back about last year’s blog stats and how they might influence my actions this year. I started the Once Upon a Wednesday series and I also began reblogging other posts that I liked.
The usual week-end schedule continued as it has since I established the blog, so any reblog articles had to come during the week. So far, so good. With the week-end and every Wednesday sorted for posts, any gaps left after reblogging started to look just like that: gaps.
Over the years I have missed out making posts I might otherwise have made as the week-end schedule was full. I don’t like to make more than two posts per day at the week-end (or less, these days). This has meant that sometimes I don’t have the free slot to talk about things I might otherwise note.
This can include other blog posts, Instagram pages etc. Last Friday’s post about the final Blackstone Fortress expansion is a good example of a post that might not otherwise have made the schedule.
That’s the good part – I have enjoyed making posts that I might have otherwise had to leave out of the blog.
That daily “you’re on a x day streak!” seems like the bad side of social media, creating a compulsion to post just to see the streak continue, rather than because I have a post I genuinely want to make. That hasn’t happened yet, but I watched a YouTube video from someone on a 420-day streak of posting every day. He was recording for YouTube right after a 12-hour live stream so as not to break his streak.
I don’t want that to be me.
So, there won’t be a post between this one, and Once Upon a Wednesday. I’m happy to break the streak before it becomes a burden.
I have enjoyed making the extra posts though, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them! They will continue, but not every day.