You get a bonus today, two posts. Both whiny.
And as an extra bonus I screwed up the date o this post, so it's late.
This past weekend was not conducive to writing about WoW. I played Civ 4 in my spare time and didn't have much of that. My drafts weren't quite what I wanted. I don't like to post them early and screw up an idea I liked; I'd feel too repetitive to return to an idea to take another crack at it just because I failed at writing the first time around. A different angle is fine, I do that a lot, but pure repetition feels wrong.
So I ended up with filler posts. Poker on Sunday and Whiny Post Day post on Monday. The second one wasn't totally terrible, since I had somehow mixed up my days and felt it needed some more thought. Or some other nights when I just sort of talk about the previous night's raid. I don't like those. They're just not what I do. That sounds rather stupid to say, but maybe you get what I mean. If someone analyzed my normal posts they could get some idea what I'm playing; since my topics are affected by my alt or raid at the time, but I feel too much like a diary blogger if I talk directly about recent experiences. Also who cares? Twitter is bad enough, but Twitter with a multi-hour delay pretending to be a real post? No thanks.
I guess I've put myself in a box. I post every day, so to not post feels like I'm breaking my own rules. Then there's Saturday. To be honest, I don't really know what the theme is meant to be. The first posts I wrote never actually got published. They were a sort of joke about people whose economic decisions had benefited me and which would indirectly teach something useful. The first was about bold bloodstones. Somehow since then it has turned into a general "talk about a person or type or person" post which isn't really distinct from what I'd post during the week. I have even less clue what Sunday is supposed to be. Or why I bother to post then. It's not a big blog-reading day for most people apparently.
Possibly worse than filler posts are having more than one in a day. It's overwhelming. Even worse is when there are two one day and none the next. Spread them out a bit. But maybe that's artificial.
Two filler posts this week and two in one day? I should lose my license. Which reminds me, that seems like the sort of thing they'd require in Australia: blog licenses. I used to think it was some big free place; rough and liberated by being populated by the offspring of prisoners and British rejects. Turns out they've got all sorts of government interference in their media. I didn't really realize they had a government. Not cool! I'd hear about this or that election, but it never seemed like it meant anything. Like they were an elected version of the British royalty: useless and unneeded for anything but ceremonial purposes. Please no one tell me the royalty have any power. I like them as a pointless drain on government resources used to prop up dying memories of empire and glory.
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