Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Day! Happy Day! Dyvers Enters Year 3!



On July 21, 2013 I started the Dyvers Campaign blog. At first I found myself emulating the writing style of bloggers that I liked and read all the time and looking back at the early entries I can see hallmarks of blogs liked cluttering and befuddling my own writing. I created stupid, self-imposed rules for my writing about role-playing games that make me cringe looking back on the earliest posts from back in 2013.

Yet in spite of the fact that I would attempt to write about Dungeons & Dragons like it was a research paper for college that I had no interest in reading myself, let alone writing, I was lucky enough to have +Jens D. start commenting on my blog. Without question his comments kept me going early in the run of this blog and reading his excellent Disoriented Ranger blog taught me that if I really wanted to do this thing for the long haul that I needed to stop emulating other people and start writing with my own voice, expressing my own ideas. Anything less wouldn't find an audience because anything less didn't deserve one.

Since that realization hit me I've kind of done my own thing. I write short stories, title my post things that make me laugh, and talk about anything that catches my interest whether it involves role-playing games or not. And somewhere along the way I was fortunate enough to develop an audience that reads my posts and has continued to help me become not only a better writer but a better player. So for that I want to thank you, all of you. Without your comments, encouragements, shares, and readership I know this blog wouldn't have become anything like it is today. 

Thank you.

28 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! The blogosphere is better for you being in it!

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  2. Hi Charles,

    Congratulations on the anniversary. Keep pushing forward!

    All the best
    Phil

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  3. Happy anniversary.

    And you're welcome. ;)

    --Dither

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  4. Congratulations on the anniversary.

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  5. Happy Anniversary Charles!

    Your blog is wonderful, and we are all luckier, and richer, for your continuing work doing what you do, your way. Kudos!

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    1. Dude, I've reread this comment a hundred times since you posted it and it still brings a smile to my face every time. Thank you!

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  6. Congratulations. You've made the blogosphere a better place.

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  7. It's been 2 years already ... time flies. Congratulations, Charles! It makes me happy every time I see your blog updated and running. It's always a good read and I'm curious to see where you'll take it.

    And thank you very much for the kind words. You're very welcome, Charles.

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    1. Me too!

      And the kind words are well deserved Holmes!

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  8. Make sure you get good presents. And if you can't get good presents get the receipts. Happy Anny!

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  9. Happy anniversary! Here's hoping for three more!

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  10. That's twaddle.... You do it for the chicks...
    And the Fresh eggs.
    (congratulations! on 2 Years!)

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    1. Dude, everyone talks about role-playing games for the chicks!

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