Pushback to the Challenge
For my 2nd post of my Challenge (yes, yesterday’s counts), it seems fitting to address the most immediate thing that just happened – my first post. It’s funny how people respond when you say you’re going to do something vastly different from what you’ve done in the past. With the simple announcement of me challenging myself to post one blog post a day, I got a variety of replies. I’m lucky that the vast majority of them were positive, cause that’s what I’m about. Most of them said, “Yes, this is great! This makes me want to dedicate time to my own blog” or things like “You really don’t have to post that much for me, but I’m anxious to read and follow”.
On the other side of the coin seemed to be a little bit of negativity. “Posting every day is too much”, “I won’t be able to keep up with that many posts”, “It’s going to just be noise after a while.” I guess I can understand the criticism, but there is a method to the madness. Posting every day is part of my challenge. To say “I’ll post once a week”, would be giving myself an out. “Meh, I’ll just do it tomorrow”, instead of buckling down and getting it down. I invite everyone to read my blog posts and follow along, but no one’s under any obligation to read EVERY post. The idea is to interact, not inundate, so please consume at a rate you’re comfortable with. On the last note, I have TONS to talk about, all the time, every day. I’ve been mostly just keeping it to myself, talking with friends or my wife about them and then dropping them. Running an RPG company is demanding and tough and there are lots of interesting topics that can come up, so why not take a moment and let you guys in on it as well.
So there you are. This challenge will get me out of my shell and hopefully help to build the Third Eye Games community around the idea that there is a good back and forth. It’s not just me throwing out the occasional post (and seriously, I did like 1 post a month before, IF THAT), but instead trying to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to live in my brain. 2013 is going to be (and already is) a darn exciting year. I hope you enjoy coming along with me on my journey.
Until next time.