Finding focus. Sounds simple enough. But for someone like me it isn't. You see, I like to know as much as I can. I like to gather a lot of information, which means a lot of links, videos, blog posts, screenshots and whatever else I find on EVE Online. I've been doing this for so long that I just didn't know how to do it differently. I just want to list it all.
But being a full time dad, having a full time job, and a well balance social agenda, I've come to realize that I need to make some choices. I need some focus.
So. As of tonight, I will refocus most of my efforts on the EVE Blog Community. I'm constantly being asked for advice on blogging about EVE, on various styles of blogging and side projects, and I feel an obligation to answer. It's not only that, but something out of which I get great pleasure in helping out new folks to the EVE Blogging Community.
As such, though the Speedlinking posts were great as they were - and a real pride for me - they took way too much time in their current form. I've decided to concentrate strictly on the EVE Bloggers. I'll be choosing 10 articles every week, to showcase on the Speedlinking post. Not 20, not 30. But 10. I'll still cover EVE in the gaming news, but not as part of the Speedlinking posts.
This will lead to another change as well. MicroWarpCast had a great beginning. YoMma and I recorded 4 episodes, of which 3 were published. In the beginning I wanted to do a weekly show, then pushed it to a bi-weekly show. Yet, none have been made since. Things needed to change. So in an effort to bring back some consistency to my EVE podcasting, I have decided to record and publish 12 episodes. One each month, published early in the next month.
The EVE Blog Banter will continue, and I'll try to have one published before the end of this month. Which doesn't leave much of a heads-up, I know. Still, I want to have 12 banters this year, and I'll have them, even if I'm the only one publishing - which I doubt very much!
As for my game play, I've been thinking of changing my playing style for some time now, trying to find something which I can easily do by myself, without having to wait for, or be depended on the corp. After reading the recent Dev Blog, and MalphasWats' post, I've decided to go into exploration. I know that this will be helpful to my corporation, and will be something I can pick up whenever I'm able to login. Which isn't very consistent these days.
So there you have it.