Last year, I neglected this blog big-style due to a mix of laziness and real-life issues. Also last year, I forgot to switch off the auto-renew on my WordPress plan. Guess what’s happened again in 2022?
So it seems I need to get my money’s worth out of another year’s subscription. Obviously I thought the same last year and, well, I know how that turned out.
So, in short, I do intend to start posting again, but I will not at all blame anybody who is thinking, “yeah, right!”
Guess I need to prove everybody (myself, most of all!) wrong.
Does that sound big-headed of me? To assume that anybody was actually wondering where I’d gotten to? Well, it can’t be helped. It was the first post title that popped into my head and it sounded right: punchy and straight to the point.
My writing juices had simply expired, and my head has been spinning thanks to its attempt to process the madness that is 2020, what I believe, and where I stand on the whole virus thing. I’ve also been dealing with injuries and plenty of other crap, so blogging has been the furthest thing from my mind.
So what’s new (other than this janky new WordPress editor)? Well, I’ve just called time on a dedicated videogame blog that I was writing in tandem with this one. It was no big deal (it only attracted around sixty followers in 2-3 years…) but I enjoyed writing for it – for fun – until recently. I’m still a gamer (albeit to a much lesser degree these days…) but I’d just fallen out of love with posting my thoughts on the latest videogame news, and constructing reviews for the stuff I’d been playing.
That said, I would like to continue writing about games, just without the self-inflicted pressure from feeling that I need to post something for the sake of keeping a blog active. To that end, I will be introducing videogame reviews and musings here, on Unfiltered Opinion, from time to time.
This won’t become a videogame blog, so if you’re only here for the stuff that I was already posting then there’s no need to worry. I have a bunch of life/self-development themed topics in mind, as well as a determination to carry on reviewing and talking about books (something that seems to do well here). I also fully intend to continue The Big Goosebumps Re-read series.