Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Carpe Blogiem: You Must Construct Additional Pylons

Just swap "pylons" for "blog entries" and that fits the last 10 hours. OH, DEAR GLOB, WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO?! So, I've had a LiveJournal for a while now, but it was only till recently that I decided it might be best to have a platform just for my personal thoughts and another for my gaming/writing stuff. After all, I've grumbled my way through blogs where I had to get past personal posts to the meat of the gamingness. I figure at this point I need to present a somewhat more professional image on my main gaming blog. My readers (small as they may be) deserve that. So from now on I'll be posting personal rants, issues, whatever on my LiveJournal and gaming/writing stuff on my Blogspot blog.

My LiveJournal can be found here.

One more thing: I've done some major housekeeping on my blog and Patreon page and I kind of feel you guys deserve a reason why. For the first, I've been long considering making this blog purely gaming/writing. I talked it over with some people whose opinion I trust implicitly and decided to go ahead and do it. I'm not trying to be revisionist or anything, but if you really want to know stuff about me that's not gaming related you can check out my Twitter, Facebook, or (now) LiveJournal. Most of my personal posts are now there (back dated and everything!). This lets me focus my blog in the manner in which I feel it was inevitably going to go anyways. Now, for the second, I have agonized and I mean keep-me-up-at-night (even more than usual) thought about revamping my page. This is mostly because I didn't realize the sheer amount of work that went into making a PDF (layout is crazy difficult). Since I can't do anything without doing it right...well, you get the idea. I don't do anything half-assed if I can help it. Basically, I was doing Patreon stuff instead of writing new Pyramid articles or book pitches. And while I fully jumped into Patreon knowing what I'd get myself into, at least half of my patrons said "This is too good for a $1 a month" and they're probably right.
So I've played around with the goals some and added some new tiers. I'm also going to be putting a strict word minimum on all Patreon Specials, add some graphics to the PDFs, maybe maps - who knows. I AM going to be putting up more than just Specials soon. I know I talked about adventures, but I got to thinking "why stop there?" and I've got some interesting ideas. I even put up a post on my Patreon profile about it and asked for opinions and I got a few. I'm going to read that as "Hey, we understand." Hopefully my wonderful patrons will understand - because they're damn fine folks. Anyways, that's what I've been doing the last few days and I'm wiped. So I'm probably off to bed. Night y'all.