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.