Friday, January 1, 2016

Forward Reminders

I started Eve in December of 2011. It leaves the coming of January an easy point for me to gauge the passage of time in relationship to my game play.

In my second year of playing I met with an unfortunate attitude that blogging was a dying activity. I blogged then, simply for the pleasure of writing about the game. To me, what I wrote was no more than a public access journal. Google's definition of blog is, "a regularly updated website or webpage, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style." That fits me quite well.

To say that blogging was dying because it was not the path to reach out to people anymore seemed ignorant to me. Not every path will find the same people upon it. I, for instance, have little interest in streams and YouTube. To me, they are too much like watching television and that is something I never developed the appetite for. I don't care for visual media. At the same extent, I don't care for audio media. My life has always been a quiet one.

News sites had more interest for me but the problem with news is that it is about getting readership. Blogging, for me, was never about readership. It was about sharing. If someone found enjoyment, amusement, or something useful, I was pleased. If they did not, I was also fine with that. I am not controlled by any particular needed to achieve anything in my blogging. It means that I will never be a top blogger, but that to is fine with me.

Three years ago, the idea that blogging was dead angered me. Fast forward and I've experienced enough to know that the opinion of one individual on a topic that large does not dictate all of blogging. In blogging, I leave behind a trail of information. Some of it is personal, some of it is historical, much of it is meaningless. But, in it, there is great pleasure when someone finds something useful out of what I have placed upon these virtual pages.

Today, I got a great update mail about a successful market venture. I love these. Writing out the failures and success, positives and negatives of ventures and activities in game has sometimes been of use to others. That knowledge is an amazing thing to possess. I have enjoyed so many of my ventures in Eve that it excites me when someone else gets to give something a try.

It is also a reminder if the things that I enjoy and have enjoyed and some of the whys of that enjoyment. That is a good way to start the month.


5 comments:

  1. Uh... sorry to be the one to break the news but... your blog quickly became like second only to Ripard's... and after he went dark, yours is THE Go To blog for an HONEST take and opinion on EVE for a very large portion of those players who partake of the metagame.

    Sugar, what you have brought and given and shared with us we found to be invaluable. I myself consider my blog a small barely noticed backwater in the EVE blogshere, and yet there are those who have made me understand I may actually reach more than I realize... and I am humbled and flattered by this.

    And you too dear lady... you too.

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    1. Amen to that one. I love this blog Sugar and count on it :-))

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    2. Amen to that one. I love this blog Sugar and count on it :-))

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  2. ^^ This. Jester's Trek was number 1 by far for traffic for my blog. Now this one is number 1! Even more than Google! #1 http://www.lowseclifestyle.com/ - 13912; #2 - https://www.google.com/ - 12784

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  3. Sugar, folks who say that news sites reduced the importance of blogs are wrong. News sites must produce content that is so polished that is mostly bland. The content doesn't necessarily reflect the author's assessment but is driven by the click-through appeal. I do read TMC and CZ but they can not replace the rich fabric of the blogs that you list on the left <---

    The difference between News Sites and blogs is like between a Sam Adams and a craft beer. Guaranteed quality, always available but boring versus varying quality, random availability but wildly interesting.

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