I promise that I had every intention of getting up this morning and writing a blog post immediately following breakfast. However the world had other plans… or more truthfully my friends Grace and Sol had other plans. Last night was the beginning of the Diablo 3 Season 7, but unlike so many other season starts I had other plans. Firstly yesterday was the birthday of my amazing wife, and I ended up taking off a half day to go out to lunch and then to a movie. We saw Ghostbusters, and I have things to say about that movie but it is probably going to be a discussion for another day. After that we came home briefly where my folks came over and brought a cake, and then it was off to a semi-monthly dinner with some of my wife’s siblings. By the time we got home it was after nine and after sitting down to start working on a character I found that I was fading extremely fast. So I only managed to make it to around level 25 before crashing, and during all of this… I forgot to take any screenshots for the blog. As a result I popped in early this morning with the purpose of taking a few screenshots and logging right back out. However this is the one where Grace and Sol invited me to a group… and when I joined and explained that I was only online to take a screenshot or two… they both “noped” and proceeded to drag me up in levels a bit.
As a result I am getting a late start to this whole weekend posting thing, which is not terribly surprising given that I have always had trouble staying on focus during the weekends. Something about getting up and milling around the house causes the morning to lack a clear sense of purpose. I think the key to the week days functioning at all is the fact that I get up and take a shower the moment I crawl out of bed, which serves to wake me up completely. This whole leisurely getting up, having breakfast, and nestling into the couch with my laptop business is a recipe for slacking off. Regardless I am blogging now because Grace decided to go out for coffee giving me a nice break in the leveling process to knock out this post. Firstly I am not nearly as pumped about D3 this season as I was in previous seasons. Right now there is just too much stuff going on that I want to be participating in. Namely at the moment my seeming fresh re-addiction to World of Warcraft. Tuesday we can start rolling Demon Hunters, and I figure that will pretty much be the end of my Diablo 3 season experience. Additionally I still have my Warlock that I am enjoying leveling, and I want to continue pushing it to 100 as soon as possible. At the moment I am knee deep in Talador around level 94, but once again I am doing the method of leveling where I jump zones as soon as possible so as soon as I hit 96 I will be shifting to Spires of Arak.
This feels very much like a scattered post and I guess in a way it is. I am so very not used to doing this weekend blogging thing. This is the first weekend post I have made since breaking my streak of blogging every single day in May. These couple of months have been more than enough to push me out of the habit. In truth I think I enjoy not blogging on the weekend because there is nothing really hanging over me. That isn’t strictly true I guess because I still end up having to edit and get posted the AggroChat episode each Sunday morning, but that at least gives me Saturday to be relatively carefree. From a standpoint of our lifestyle it has been pretty huge as well because it means that my wife and I can get up and around and go out and do things, without having to wait for the inspiration to hit me… and a blog post to mysteriously appear on the page and get posted. So while I am doing this for Blaugust I absolutely expect to return to posting week days once the month of August is over. I am a prime example of trying to find a livable schedule to blog on, and this is a huge part of why I decided to do the more chill version of the initiative. Sure we can push ourselves to come up with thirty one blog posts, and it is an interesting exercise… but if the end result is resentment towards your blog or blaugust in general then I think the overall mission of promoting blogging on a schedule has failed. For the time being however I am returning to my games and calling this post to a close.