So, after attempting to possibly maybe try and pretend to sort of kind of start this blog, I’ve learned a few things.
Words are daunting. Actually, I already knew that.
But to be fair, art is, too.
I quickly found out that writing posts of words was even more difficult when I was already drawing every day (including posting something to a daily art blog), and working through a queue of badges and at times, other commissions.
Realizing that I had less time for this than I thought, I considered a few options, like.. basically just making a screenshot blog, because I like talking about pictures and game stories. Or discussing random thoughts behind some of my pictures because Tumblr isn’t always a great platform for that and my deviantArt account is currently a frustrating mess. But the weeks drew on, stuff happened, etc etc. I pushed away the blog, telling myself that I had nothing of interest to say anyway, and my attempt at blogging was shoved into the junk drawer of ideas to stay. Until a week ago, when this post from Chestnut at Gamer Girl Confessions popped up on my Twitter feed.
Now this, I can do. This could also help me re-tackle my blog challenge in a different way, and at a better time for me to work on it. I already take lots of screenshots, and I also enjoy editing some of them into wallpaper for my pc. I’m pretty excited for this challenge and I really have no set plans about what all I’m going to post – and I’m okay with that. This is a thing that I’m going to do, and I’m going to enjoy seeing what other participants post as well.
Since the introductory post, Chestnut’s also added a faq. Basically the main challenge is to post 50 pictures (screenshots, photos, whichever) in November. It’s open to any blogging or micro-blogging platform, and it should be great fun for anyone to join in! She even has a few prizes for the snagging, but that’s just icing on a pretty, picture-perfect cake.
Time to dig through the screenshot folders!