Hopefully the relative silence around here changes soon. I know for me with Christmas, then New Years, not to mention Thanksgiving just weeks prior, I have been busy outside the hobby. After returning home, having spent four days at my in-laws for Christmas, our furnace blower fan died and we spent two days without heat. Kamui is busy with some DIY home stuff and who knows what Warren is doing? Though I’d guess he’s doing naughty things. Ah, life and how it interferes with fun hobby stuff.
Now that the busy time of the year has moved on, I’m hoping to again find that elusive free time and get some worthwhile material up here. On that note, something I’m trying to also do is post a little less for a few reasons. One, Creative Twilight isn’t a news site, we have no need to push out eight pointless articles a day, and not that we did. I know this but I have always felt compelled to get out a set number of articles a week; it’s just my personality I guess. I felt that to be successful I needed to get the blog full of articles. Well, it’s not entirely untrue but at this point there’s a huge library of articles here and no need to push for some arbitrary number of articles every week. Plus, because we’re not a large blog, and one most people visit daily, this means our articles get seen more if we aren’t burying them with nearly daily posts. Lots of articles back-to-back works great if you’re readers hit you up 10 times a day, less so when it’s a few times a week.
Second, I want to focus on quality over quantity. It’s part of what I was saying the other week. Over the years blogging I have tried various features (type of articles), and gimmicks and none of them were successful. I no longer post those articles, which is a step, and the next step is to ensure that what I do post is something I’m completely happy with as an article. I would rather bring readers in for amazing articles we have (hopefully), and get them commenting, than draw a crowd just because I post a lot. Basically, I want to make sure I’m posting material I would want to read if it were on another blog.
I’m speaking only for myself with this as well and not for Kamui or Warren. Also, posting less doesn’t mean one article a month or anything either. With the holidays over, I will be getting back to the LGS to play games and have some battle reports like normal. I’ll get some WIP shots up again soon as well, though I think I’m only going to get those up when there’s something more significant to show for progress. I think I probably hurt myself with so many seemingly small updates with WIP articles.
Anyway, sorry for the rambling but it’s just something I wanted to put out there.
How’s your hobbying been going lately with the holidays?