I’m currently sicker than I have been in many years. I have the constitution of an Ox and a cold is usually only a 24-48 hour thing, but I caught one of those once-per-5 years bug that slays me. Now I’m stuck home for the second day and it sucks because I have trouble concentrating long enough to make cool posts.
But it also gave me an idea.
You see like a lot of 30-something North American adults, I could afford to lose a few pounds (20-25 in my case). I am not very active physically and I have a Type A-ish personality which puts me at risk of Cardiovascular diseases. I have young kids and I have absolutely no wish to have a heart attack anytime soon (I’ll turn 35 in January and I work in a cardiology institute).
So I’ve decided to put the same discipline I’ve put behind the Blog for the past 3 months to my ailing health-related habits. The thing is, taking time to exercise and eat better will invariably eat up one of 3 things: Quality family time, gaming time or blog time. The 1st is out of the question. The second is a lot shorter than before because the 3rd ate it all up. So I will have to spend less time on the blog.
So I’ve started going to the Gym on Tuesday and Thursday nights and occasionally on Sunday mornings (for about 2 hours, transport and shower included). I’ve been doing it pretty faithfully for the last 2 weeks and still managed to either post on the blog or edit and post one of PM’s or Yan’s posts.
The thing is, it’s starting to become a strain. Now I know I do not HAVE to post every day, but it’s a good routine for me. It’s a good mental exercise that I find as important as the physical one. Plus, this blogging thing has become a motivation by itself with the comments and rising readership (around 80-100 uniques per day).
So what I propose to do is to have the Tuesday and Thursday night posts be mini-posts! A short (according to my standards) 500 words or less post on either Fluff, Crunch or Trope stuff. They’ll be categorized accordingly. This will make for lighter reading on days where I usually see a drop in readership (I have 2 spikes: Mondays and Thursdays and a significant drop on Wednesdays and Fridays). I can write and review a 500-word article in less than an hour, I write Standard Operating Procedures for a living.
Just to start things… I’ll post up 2 example posts later today. One on DM Fingerprints (Fluff) and one on a proposed new model for D&D Golem magic immunities (Crunch). I’d appreciate comments and feedback on the format. Is it interesting? Is it okay in length? Is it filler-drivel? Am I being a neurotic wreck? You tell me!