Blaugust in August


Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut is looking to help motivate bloggers for the month of August with some pretty neat initiatives. He’s running Blaugust, which is to encourage bloggers to post every single day, 31 in total, for the entire month. You can about the event over on his blog here, and I decided why not, I could use some motivation. There are even prizes. He set up a nook for people to check out / sign up / etc. Though I haven’t seen a way to join, I’m going to take part anyway. I used to be very good about posting every day, some times multiple times a day but all it took was a few months of unrest (back in April) for that to cause 7 years of blogging to fall out of sync. I’m hoping this will motivate me to get back into the habit.

Will I be able to succeed? I’m honestly not sure. At one point in time I would have laughed and said it was no problem at all – but life happens. There’s work, friends, family, and then of course finding time to actually game so that you have something to write about. Maybe it will motivate me to start writing about some of those steam games I have that are sitting neglected, just waiting for me to try them out. I can’t help it, there have been some great deals and humble bundles!

In any case, it’s sure to be an interesting little experiment, and with any luck I’ll make it stick past August. If you’re looking for motivation you should definitely go check it out.  On the flip side, if you’re interested in reading posts by some great writers for the month of August, you should also check it out, maybe you’ll find a new site you didn’t know about. I wish more people took the time to leave comments to other writers, even if there’s nothing controversial being written about. While I do think it’s important to write for yourself and not an audience– eh, this is a topic for another day!

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

3 Responses to Blaugust in August

  1. Simcha says:

    A comment… a comment… erm….

    Hehe, I can understand where you’re coming from, I often wish people would leave comments on my posts no matter how boring my posts might be :) Of course, as you said, I write for myself not for audience, still, knowing I have an audience, I want to interact with them! :)

    Still, often I can’t think of anything to say so eh, I guess most people are in the same boat :)

    Good luck!

  2. welshtroll says:

    I’ve certainly added a stack of blogs to my reader for people I’d not read before.

    Good luck with the blogging.

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