Marc Scaurus posted on his blog today that he is giving away custody of EveBloggers.Com and the Eve Blog Pack. I've been waiting for him to do so for a while and to see what happened. Between TMDC and IRL his interest in other Eve Blogs and such, including his own, has waned. It happens. Life, the Universe and Everything else. Etc, etc.
He poses a thought at the end of his post:
"Now, I’m personally still of the opinion that we should probably just let these things go. They are a remnant of a time when blogging was the next big thing on the internet. And no offense to any bloggers out there (I still read a lot of you and appreciate the work you put into your projects), that’s just not the case anymore. One could argue that blogging has become, for many (but not all) in the EVE community, simply a point of reference that you can tweet to in conversations that require more than 140 characters. Blogging just isn’t the same these days, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing or something we should try to fight against."I'm one of those Eve Bloggers that puts time into their project. I also participate on Twitter. However, Twitter would not and could not ever contain the information that a wall of text does, be it a blog, an article or a forum post. Also, Marc may not have noticed because he is a 'somebody' but many, many people on twitter, especially particular Eve Famous people, are very selective in who they have conversations with. It is not nearly as open a ground for chat and communication as it seems up front. But then, it is my habit to people watch, or in this case, twitter watch and notice these things.
The question is, if I am irreverent, where do I go to become relevant? Or should I just allow my posting and words to drift away into the sunset of nothingness because blogs are no longer a thing. One reason I blog is not to spam the people who spend time with me in game with my thoughts and pondering and musings. Yet, I do like to write them down and I do know that sometimes others do not mind participating in the event. I'm no reporter, journalist, expert, or anything else. I am one individual that is passionate about a game and shares and soaks in the varied daily aspects of actually playing the game.
I'm not here to report on CCP, have tinfoil hats over conspiracy, catch the best and juiciest meta-game gossip or interview people. I will never have beautiful graphics and lovely, cold, technical articles devoid of my view of the world. None of that is my thing. There is more to the world, in my mind, than the shiniest stars. When you look into the sky you see a sky full of stars but in those black places between each star are billions, upon billions that you cannot see. Just because their light does not shine as brightly as others does not make them any less interesting or possibly relevant to things.
Perhaps, it is just my justification for my own existence as a little spot on the internet. There is no place for me at TMDC or EveNews or any other 'news' or 'gaming' industry website. I have nothing to offer them. My creativity is made up of my reflections of the world and game around me mixed in with my love of writing fiction. There is no news. Nothing world breaking. No twitch stream and amazing game play to share.
The most interesting thing in Eve are the people in Eve. Their daily lives, the struggles, the conquests, the wins and the loses. These things are not restricted to just what is the most exciting. Maybe this is why I never found an interest in journalism and loathe the television News. I guess it makes me one of the not all that still like blogs and blogging. This post, I'd assume, qualifies as a fight against it.
But it is not. It is not as if someone is steamrolling my blog away and I must chain myself to it to stop it from leaving. My words are but my thoughts on a topic where it has been asked, is it relevant?
I don't know. Is it? Am I? Is any of it? And what relevance is in question? Blogging is just another way to communicate. A place where people share their opinions in a very direct manner. There are no editors debating if the topic is interesting enough, or critical enough, or to or not explosive enough, checking word counts and trimming away the irreverent things. It's not professional. It's nitty, gritty it's down and chat in many ways. I can see how it becomes a lesser thing, a less interesting thing, when one moves into the professional realm. A toy of childhood that was once treasured and dreamed with and now is but a relic of the past.
Maybe I don't want to become a writer as much as I believe I do if that would be my future. Or maybe I can move forward without losing my past. And maybe I am irreverent and an echo that does not know it is about to fade from hearing. But I do like my little bit of internet lawn, while I chat over the fence with my neighbors about our day and about our tomorrow. I'll probably stay disconnected with reality and continue to blog regardless. Because I like it. Because I enjoy it. Because, when I was looking for information, the only place that I found what I needed was the blogs. I'll stay. And write my words, my guides, my stories and my thoughts for I write them simply because I wish to and that alone is reason enough.