One year on…

In which I keep messing with my blog rather than adding to it.

Vintage style typewriter for writing

I woke up to a reminder that it has been one year since the Red Posting, the day when I went all Lannister on this site and removed every post from the last few years. The reasons why I did it are now a bit of a blur, normally the destruction of this site is accompanied by a downturn in my mood, because on this occasion I had no reason send everything to the trash bin.

Since then I have been slowly rebuilding the site to be a better version. I can’t remember which one I am on now because I have been through as many cycles of rebirth and destruction as The Matrix. This time it does feel a bit like the ending to that trilogy, the cycle may have been broken but it has probably left a bunch of people disappointed.

Now one year on from the ‘do-over’ I’m not sure what has really changed. The number of posts is at a similar volume, and the quality is just as erratic, but I have become more regular at putting something up here (so far I am on track with the Daily Post challenge, beating my previous record by eight months).

Returning to the Game of Thrones analogy, I did not do a complete Castamere job on this site as I have not wiped everything from the face of the internet. Regular readers (and certainly Mrs G) will have noticed a certain amount of Déjà vu (back to the Matrix again). That’s because I have cheated.

One of the decisions I made was that I want to revisit my old witterings and update them and give them a little polish. Where I can I have used old posts, and there are still 90 odd sitting in my drafts. Looking back there are a lot of time-critical ones (like my commentary on the ending of Mass Effect 3) but where I can salvage I try.

That’s because I am still breaking this site. I can’t sit still.

I’ve just changed the theme (again) and I’m in the process of redoing all the images and tags. It drives Mrs G to insanity because as soon as I finish one big do-over I start the process again. I even caught myself thinking about moving over to wordpress.org (which would be the fourth time) even though I always come back to the .com community.

In the end the reason I do all this is purely selfish, I love the fact that people read this but I never write to get views. I eschew the recommended advice to find a topic or niche and go for it. I would love to get on Freshly Pressed or have someone go viral but I don’t have the talent or the drive to make this any more than a hobby.

I kind of enjoy the process of posting, of breaking things and putting them together, so whenever I get to a place of comfort my finger starts to inch towards the delete button. In the end a do-over is so I can do it all over again.

Perhaps I should make it an annual event…

Author: Daddysaurus

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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