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Monday, 14 January 2019

Etiquette

As I'm currently struggling to find any motivation to do anything hobby related and as it's coming up to my 7th anniversary of the start of this blog I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts of my blogging experiences.
When I started blogging, there wasn't a manual I could find to explain the etiquette; of blogs, not their content, but how one goes about comments, followers (I term I dislike) and replies etc.
Common sense states that one should be polite at the very least, a thing I bear in mine when both commenting on others' blogs and when replying to my own followers' comments and this is most generally the is the case on gaming blogs.

What I do find annoying is when I post a comment on another's blog and there is never a reply. I'm of the opinion that that's just bad manners and I know of several bloggers that do not reply to comments I've made and consequently I discontinue replying - of course.
As bloggers seem to like to play the numbers game (Look how many followers I have, how many 'hits' I get each month, etc) I fail to understand why  a simple "Thank you for your comment" is so hard for some to do.

Research 2

Following on from last week's post, grizzly bears etc,. The 'weird west', zombies versus cowboys (awful film btw), Dracula's America etc., I have a fascination with. Not because I like these particular genres but because I have been a fan of Westerns for about sixty years !  Many manufacturers get stuff wrong for which I blame Hollywood. Simple things, Belt loops (a 20th century invention), the quick draw Buscadero rig, worn low on the hip (again Hollywood and the 1920's).
Gunfights were frequent, but I could only find one instance of a high noon style gunfight Wild Bill Hickock) .  Most folk carried their guns ready in their hands!
Lastly for this Western rant, probably the most famous gunfight of them all, that in Tombstone in 1881, took place during a small snow flurry;  Doc Holiday was wearing a grey suit and carried his gun in his pocket!

That's it then for this week and I'll be trying to find something to rant post about next week.

Thanks for your support and I have replied to all your comments of last week in a single reply at the end of the post.
(I'm also trying to catch up with posts as I can).









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Monday, 7 January 2019

Snafu-ed

Grizzly Bears
Hi everyone, as usual I've managed to not produce anything so far in 2019 (and very little in the latter parts of 2018 for that matter)
If you write  a blog you may also have noticed that I haven't been commenting either for the last week or so - I'll try and catch up but I;ll not be making any promises - sorry.

American Black bear

You probably have realised this is not one of my normal posts (if you understand the title), but it reflects how I feel atm
Whilst 2018 fizzled out and had its normal ups and downs, 2019 has me being more despondent about my future gaming than ever before.
So I doubt I'll be posting much this year.





In case you;re wondering why the pictures of bears, it's a pet hate of mine that folk don't do the simplest of research, Grizzlies generally aren't black and the unfortunately named American Black bear is every colour from black through various browns to white ! Graves in Christian churchyards and   cemeteries are generally aligned East-West as are Churches. I often cringe at what I see on-line and wonder...

It's probably an age thing