Some of you may be aware that my posting over at WoW Insider has been sporadic, both in frequency and dare I say it: quality. The trouble is that when I accepted the position I had quite a lot of free time, and very little notion of that changing any time soon. I was looking forward to Cataclysm, and all the joys of raiding new content.
Fast forward to now, and I’ve had to move twice since then. My partner has moved back to Holland, where the job market is better. I’ve had to move in with my parents and take a 2 hour commute into my working day. I’ve also taken up horse riding again, an activity that was a major part of my life before university. As a result my time for the game has gone down substantially. Having to produce an article for WoW Insider based on such limited game time, and to the level of quality that website deserves just proved to be too much.
Hopefully this means I will be more inclined to post here. Posting on your own blog is a much freer prospect than posting for money. You have no editor to fix the things you’re doing wrong, and no deadline to miss. A mixed blessing. Working for WoW Insider has been an amazing experience, and a great challenge. I believe it has definitely improved my writing, even if my output plummeted. I’ve also made some amazing friends, and am still really looking forward to Blizzcon.
I will also have time to think about podcasting again. I loved podcasting, it’s a lot of fun and was great for my confidence so I hope to have time to do it again. And of course I look forward to gaming for the game’s sake, and for my friends, and because I’m passionate about it and not because I have to.