A few days ago, the green LED on my newfangled smart phone started blinking; naturally I turned it on to see why it was making such a fuss. I had received a new comment on my last blog entry. It was odd, I thought, because it had been some time since I posted. My entries have been lagging lately as I’ve been more interested in playing than blogging during my limited spare time. After reading the comment I thought it even more odd: I’m now a member of Crazy Kinux’s EVE Blog Pack.
So, I’ve had a few days to think about what this means. I suppose it’s going to be an impetus for me to write more. I’m certainly a fan of my own writing. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t do it. Being a fan, though, means that I agonize over every line and try to catch every mistake so it comes out perfectly — and in the end, the writing is still not perfect. Often, this is what slows my posting pace. The content is relatively easy to come by, but polishing is extremely time consuming.
I’ve struggled to find a voice for the blog. My entries address a broad range of topics rather than shining as a focused beacon of light. That is why I’m confused about my selection when there is at least one other very much more deserving blogger.
In a strange twist of fate, it seems that one of my favorite blogs did not make the pack. Mord Fiddle of the Fiddler’s Edge clearly deserves this honor much more than I do. His intelligent and insightful analysis of alliance politics and war strategy sucks me in every time. Sadly (for me and many of his readers) this oversight has led Mord to shift his attention to other projects. Fortunately for us, he’s not leaving the spotlight entirely. I’d gladly give up my seat on the pack if it meant Mord would continue to write. But in the end, I think this is like one of Two-Face’s coin tosses for Mord and he would have embraced either outcome. Either way, I’ll be continuing to follow his writing, as I am a big fan.
Even though the Fiddler’s Edge didn’t make it to the pack, you should add it to your list even if his updates become more sporadic — they are worth a read. And while some great blogs didn’t make it to the pack, other great blogs were already there. Some of my favorites are (in alphabetical order):
- The playground for discussing morality, meta-gaming and role-playing that is Ecliptic Rift.
- EVE Privateer, the chronicles of an EVE journalist turned warrior — recently with even more unbridled bias.
- EVEOGANDA, insight into the addled mind of a PVPer.
- Freebooted, where Seismic Stan blogs about the life of a merry not-so-pirate and all things associated with the not-quite-a-pirate lifestyle.
- Cailais talks a lot about game mechanics and the state of the game on the Hydrostatic Capsule.
There are many more great blogs I’ve not mentioned both in and out of the EVE Blog Pack.