So Frankly...

So Frankly...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What's Wrong with this Blog

When I started this blog years ago, I was all gung-ho. I recognize that there were a lot of people who were unfamiliar with the board game hobby, and were missing out on the fun. I wrote a lot; roughly two posts a week. Overtime I tailed off as my readership didn't really grow.

Why did my writing slow down? I began to wonder about the basic premise of this blog. I was writing for the Casual Gamer. Does the Casual Gamer actually exist for any length of time? Do people either drop away from games after a brief flirtation, or convert themselves into hobbyists? I began to suspect that anyone reading my blog would quickly either drop it or move on to other resources covering gaming. Coincidentally, the makeup of my gaming group was changing, and more complex games we're hitting the table. In some ways, this confirmed my perception.

As time got to be a more precious commodity, I started making an effort to play more games rather than write about them. And as I had more plays of complex games, I had a smaller selection of topics to discuss.

Where does this leave me? I don't know. I won't promise that I will write more. I have intended to do that in the past, and it hasn't happened. This may become more of a stream-of-consciousness thing. It may become more of a microblog thing. I'm open for input.

It's Your Move!



 

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