To Blog Or Not To Blog
So it was brought to my attention today that some people thought I had started my Blog as a source of competition with a friend of mine. Initially when this fact was relayed to me I thought it was a dig at me. Upon discussing it with said person, we both stated that it wasn’t the case and that we know the truth which is all that really matters. However, later in the day, I have come to realise that it was said in a joking way; isn’t that always the case? You don’t always get the right context in something that is written but only after something is said to you, can you understand the actual meaning. So I won’t take too much offence from this. However given the initial circumstance, I’d still like to post what I wrote as that’s how I was feeling at the time and a lot of it remains true.
Rant incoming…. (from original post)
I never even thought about competing with this person and I would have thought that one of these people who I thought I knew quite well would not think this of me too but it appears I was wrong. Just how do they think we’re competing exactly? For stats or comments? Our subject material may both be about WOW, but our posts show two very different points of view.
Now I did start writing my online journal back in Apr 2010 on our Guild website as a way to express my thoughts and vent about certain things at the time; so yes, I did this more for myself. But lately, around the time I did the Thanksgiving Blog Azeroth post (which I was encouraged to do by said person) I was still posting on my journal which didn’t provide an easy way for people to leave messages if they wanted to. This was something I thought was lacking, especially if I wanted to see if my words were reaching people and if it felt as though I was leaving myself out there emotionally – I was extremely hesitant about how vulnerable a single post could make me feel and took me a while before I actually hit the post button. But I did it because I had something that I wanted to share, that meant the world to me.
I don’t think people realise that this certain blogger and I share a lot of things in common. In fact, if it wasn’t for me then a lot of the people I know in game would not even be able to call her a guild mate or friend since I’m the reason that she started playing to begin with. We have known each other for 16 years now and I don’t think we would still be this close if we didn’t share at least a few interests. I would have to say we share more than a few but it’s because of these main interests that I believe we are still friends today.
I just had to get this off my chest.
Now on the other hand, one comment can really make your day. I was wondering if people found my posts interesting as I have been posting about the same type of things lately, but comments like
“You make really interesting posts, I like all the cool random things about wow that people miss out on”
“farmed all my trophys today, thanks to you!”
…can really give me a new lease on writing. Thx Roshii :D