The Birth of Diary of a Guild Leader
Two and a half years ago I started this blog in conjunction with a writing challenge called Blaugust. This wasn’t my first blog and definitely won’t be my last. I enjoy engaging with a number of hobbies beyond just gaming and love writing about them.
I did well in that very first challenge, wracking up a total post count of 24 for the month. This writing streak continued through the end of the year at a rate of roughly one post per week. Eventually I was down to about 1 or 2 posts per month which was me writing only when I REALLY wanted too.
Reinvigorated to Write and Taking a New Path
At the start of 2020 I started a new blog around my neurotic organizing habits and wrote like crazy for 2 months. When March came, work and life got crazy and I all but stopped writing.
We spent almost 4 years saving aggressively for down-payment on our next home. The beginning of March we closed on our new house and moved. Two weeks later my employer announced some pretty steep pay cuts at the same time I took on a new freelance writing job. Everything seemed to be pushing me in this new direction and I decided to walk away from the full time job in order to pursue my passion projects.
Blapril Happened Just at the Right Time
Although I really wanted to participate in Blaugust in 2019, I simply did not have the time. Writing 30 posts in a month is a huge commitment. I saw that the Blaugust community was doing an impromptu April version of the challenge.
This seemed like Blapril was meant for me and came at the right moment.
So far, I managed to get a few posts out. I did need to wrap up some work related items before I was able to completely pack up that phase of my life.
What is Blapril/Blaugust
Blaugust is a blogging event that challenges us to write and post every day during the month. We have an active community on discord where we share our experiences, ask for help from the more experienced writers and commiserate when pumping out content gets tough.
You can read more about Blaugust over at Tales of the Aggronaut.
Here is a list of Blapril 2020 participants
Full disclosure, I totally stole this list from Syp, thanks for putting this together!
- Belghast – Tales of the Aggronaut
- Bhagpuss – Inventory Full
- Cali – Diary of a Guildleader
- Chestnut – Gamer Girl Confessions
- Discgrace – Daily Creative Thing
- Easha and Poppy – Glittering Girly Gwent Gaming
- Elio – The Path They Walk
- Everwake – Everwake’s Internet Adventures
- Graphiya – Graphiya’s Garden
- Jen Thorpe – Book of Jen
- Joar – WoW Alt Addiction
- Kanter – MMO One Night a Week
- Kluwes – I’m Not Squishy
- Krikket – Nerd Girl Thoughts
- Magen – Magen Tales
- MagiWasTaken – indiecator.home.blog
- Mailvaltar – Mailvaltar – MMOs and other stuff
- Naithin – Time to Loot
- Paeroka – Nerdy Bookahs
- Panda Steve – Panda Steve Types Stuff
- Rambling Redshirt – Beyond Tannhauser Gate
- Redbeard – Parallel Context
- Roger Edwards – Contains Moderate Peril
- rumorsmatrix – rumorsmatrix, a blog
- SDWeasel – Unidentified Signal Source
- Shadowz – Shadowz Abstract Gaming
- Solarayo – Ace Asunder
- Stargrace – Nomadic Gamers Eh!
- Syp – Bio Break
- Telwyn – GamingSF
- Wilhelm – TAGN
- unwiseowl – leaflocker
I know I’m a little late to the party, but I want to wish everyone good luck and happy blogging!