Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let Me 'Splain...

To start off, if you know me, you know I suffer from GRADD. Gaming Related Attention Deficit Disorder. If you don't know me, now you do.

I game in all sorts of ways, or work on a wide variety of gaming projects. I play Napoleonics. World War II. VSF (in multiple scales!). BattleTech. RPGs. Warhammer Fantasy. Wild West. Car Wars. I make terrain. I paint. I write. I watch videos and read books related to all of the above. And I blog about them. In multiple forums, on multiple blogs.

I call this the "scattergun" approach to gaming. It has to do with how my brain works, constantly jumping from idea to idea and across genres. My wife marvels at why I save a lot of little bits of plastic packaging and beads and wire and all sorts of things and actually make stuff out of those.

I asked some friends if they thought I should consolidate my blogs (I have three currently, and had a fourth previously). Some said "YES!" Others said no. So I thought I would give it a go. I'm starting with two of my smaller blogs: Warhemorrhage Fantasy Battle and Gaming Terrain. Everything else will get thrown in here as well. I even have a guest speaker or two that I will be letting post here. Hopefully, it proves popular.

Fans of the other blogs don't need to worry too much. Victoria's Boys in Red is not getting deleted. But I will import most of it here, and double post. The other two blogs will no longer be updated, but I am not deleting them yet. Call it a 90 day trial, if you like. If this combined blog does not prove popular, I will break back out into the others more.

One other thing I am going to try to do here is keep the number of labels minimal. Basically, general genre and scale labels instead of super detailing. I personally like super detailing labels, as it makes specific subjects easier to find especially in archives. But a two-foot long list of labels seems excessive as well. This will be my first poll subject, I suppose: to detail or not to detail - that is the question!

Well, that's about it for right now. Expect more - a lot more! - soon.


Eli Arndt said...

I think this is a good route to go. I have seen a trend in your recent post and emails that show you have been wanting to broaden the subject matter of your net presence.

Unless you have a blog that taps into a very strongly pulsing vein (40K, OSR, etc) you are not like to gather as many followers with a single subject blog as with one that can flex and bend a bit. I'm pretty sure that's why mine has done as well as it has.

Let the buckshot fly, pard!


J Womack, Esq. said...

Eli: I blame you, of course. By the way, I got the package yesterday. Thanks again!