I have written various blog posts through the years. Really more like online diaries or journals about my thoughts on a given subject. I wrote a bunch of stuff my freshman year in college, what started out to be letters to my girlfriend at the time. When we broke up, I continued to write. Unfortunately, those early journal entries have been lost to changing technology and storage media. They probably aren't that important anyway.
I had a MySpace account for a few years that I used as a blog of sorts, talking about various personal things; some fun, some more serious. I also have a few notes on Facebook. I started a blog called "Rowanblaze Saves Azeroth" to showcase stories and characterizations I had written about some of my WoW toons. Most of them have personalities that are basically facets of my own, or idealizations of me in some way. Obviously, the avatars themselves normally bear little resemblence to me.
Less than two months after starting the WoW blog, I had started playing STO and stumbled across MMO Gamer Chick's blog, about her experiences in STO, and especially her character profiles. I decided to start a STO blog of my own, calling it "I Have Touched the Sky." I soon found that there were lots of people writing stories and character backgrounds based on their game-play. I became more involved in the Twitter community and joined the Federation News Network, a STO fleet (guild) comprised almost entirely of bloggers and twitterers (no G+ at the time). After less than a month of two-blogging, I decided to merge them and discontinue the WoW-specific blog.
I haven't been doing as much creative writing as I would like to on this blog of late. It seems much of my recent posting is my opinion about various aspects of gameplay, along with some "politics." I enjoy that and it get some interaction. But I need to buckle down and get some more short stories and character profiles written.
I like blogging because of the interaction I have with others who share my interests, in a long-form venue that Twitter doesn't enable. I might spend more time on G+, but as I've said before, much of my time on the interwebs is from an office network that limits what sites I can navigate to. G+ is not one of them for some reason, even though Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are. Which reminds me, I should probably check FB, as I haven't at least a month, who knows what my family is doing.
No more anonymous commenting for you!
I tried allowing anonymous commenting and was flooded with spam, with no legitimate anonymous comments. So now I'm back to requiring at least an OpenID login. I'm sorry if this causes any inconvenience, but dealing with spam has been an inconvenience to me with no benefit.