Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Lame Entry

It's been a while since I posted anything. In fact last month wasn't exactly a flurry of posts. There are many reasons for this, one would be me being sick, the other one - me taking a break from the blogosphere.

The time away from my blogger dashboard made me realize something important. The OSR (or whatever you want to call it) really is too big for one person to grasp. I know this is no news to any of you, however, after a week of not reading blogs, I realized I can't keep up with the few I'm following. I know amongst the entries I "missed" are some really good ones, ones that will really make my creative juices flow. However there are also many, that I will dig through simply out of duty. I'm not even mentioning how much time it will take me to read all of them (including the links etc.).

Don't get me wrong! I'm not trying to be condescending or negative. I'm not very happy with how this blog looks and often have second thoughts about it's usefulness to anyone. There are many posts that now seem unnecessary and in fact even the best blogs have many posts I could live without.

After all, I started it as a kind of scrapbook, hoping it will motivate me and help me order my loose ideas, as well as improve my writing in English. But now I find myself spending more time reading other blogs than thinking about their content or writing my own entries. I became less creative and started being responsive. In fact, sometimes I want to write a post in response to someone's entry, but the pace of discussion moves so fast, that I feel my opinion becomes completely redundant.

It all comes down to the fact that I want to keep this blog and I want it to be good. Mostly for my own enjoyment. Unluckily I've fallen into the trap of ever adding one more blog to my read list and now I can't navigate through them.

That is why I decided to narrow down the amount of blogs I'm reading.

Once again, it's not because any of those blogs suck. On the contrary, some of you take so much of my attention that I stop imagining my own things.

I really hope you all understand and keep blogging.


  1. Hang in there, and remember: it is only a game. :)

  2. I'm very impressed by your written english. If you didn;t periodically remind us you weren;t a native speaker, I'd have forgotten by now. So that's working.

    It;s much improved from the first thing I saw that you wrote, if I remember correctly.

  3. Wow, you really summarized a lot of my own thinking lately! I'm with you as far my blog being more or less a scrapbook. There are a ton of heady blogs out there, and though I read (and am inspired and challenged by) a lot of them, I also happily read and enjoy the not so heady blogs. In fact, there are definitely times when I crave the latter and I can't say the opposite is true. Anyhow, not a lame entry at all, and thanks for speaking your mind. By the way, as for how the blog looks, I really could care less, and if it ever becomes work, walk away brother, walk away...

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  5. Blimey.

    Your English is absolutely fine; very impressive. As Mr Zak S says above; there's no way of telling that it's not your first language.

    (Writes the man who probably knows more Orcish than any other second tongue).

  6. I entirely sympathise with your feelings on this matter Squidman. Sometimes its nice to disengage from the hivemind and tend your own creative garden for a bit.

    Old School Rant's daily round-ups have been a godsend when it comes to keeping track of all the OSR goodnesses I might otherwise miss.

  7. I know what you mean about trying to keep up. I had to drop off the blogosphere completely for almost 3 months because work got so intense (my job was really on the line because of the economy). When I got back I felt a little like a time traveller.

    I find your blog particularly interesting just to see how the DIY, old school adventure gaming is working out over in Poland. So I don't expect any deep articles, just seeing how your games are going would be fun for me to read.

    Anyway, take care.

  8. Hope to see you around soon, mate. I totally agree with you on the time suck that blogging can be. You can spend an hour or two easy just reading the entries your friends have made. Once I started blogging, my zine production went to zero.

  9. We'll be here waiting for more of your posts when you feel like it!

    And yes, your English is better than that of many Americans.