was surprised to fnd that with this post I'd hit 200 posts, a number I never thought I'd reach when I started in February 2012. A lot of blogs seem to have a shelf-life of about three years as the initial enthusiasm for then wanes.
I too reached this flagging stage of enthusiasm last year, but after a two month absence due to bout of illness (thanks to all who enquired as to my absence) I found some renewed energy to continue blogging and even managed a new project and blog merely as a record of it.
beneficial to my output - I've tried to maintain this even though the output has declined somewhat !
(the original adviser now doesn't btw)
When I started the whole blogging thing there was no instruction manual, no rules of etiquette nor any blog format - by which I mean what is acceptable content. All new bloggers seem to have to re-invent the wheel when starting save for any "useful" advice that we may get from a fellow blogger.
Firstly on my own blog I try to present it as best I can, foremost being checking spelling and layout (though the latter doesn't always pan out). I don''t post what I think others wish to see but post about what I hope will be of interest. I've found writing reports on games I've played can be really tricky as I've found found that if they're too long I get bored and as I can't write prose, I avoid the flowery bits ("Andy watched with glee as the enemy walked straight into his carefully set trap").
But I think it is important to include pictures in any blog post (hence the random ones on here)as they not only break up tedious screeds of text but also add colour !
So a big thank you to all that have entertained and interested me with your own blogs, commented on my blog and kept me blogging, all of which has helped me to continue to blog and further my own projects.
And that's it for this week, hopefully I'll have somethibng else to write about next week!