So, the blog has been a little content-lite for a bit, with four of my last six blogs just a stream recap/YouTube link. Sorry, everyone! I promise I have a lot of content coming, including a blog post that I basically spent all of August writing. It's massive, but I haven't had the time to finish it yet because it's that time of year again! My work schedule is very much tied to the school-year schedule. It's not an exaggeration to say that about half of our total volume of work comes through in the first quarter of our fiscal year (Jul-Sep), then we spend much the rest of the year digging out of the mess that puts us in. As a result, August and then particularly September are just awful for me for hobbies, because when working long hours isn't enough, the few days I am not working those hours, I'm just too tired to really do much of anything. This is the time of year when I'll work 12-hours days, then a weekend shift or two, and then get right back at it on Monday. It's hard to do much gaming in the face of that, and even harder to do much blogging.
Here's a really good example of that from a few years back: Xpovos' blog post - Wake Me Up When September Ends
. The patterns haven't really changed. If anything this year may be worse because every year brings a few new challenges, and I feel we were under-prepared for those this year.
I got a total of three blogs published all of last September, two of which were Xbox Fitness
shut-down related. Only one was real content, and even calling that "content" may be stretching it. So the stream recaps seem likely to be the common items for a bit because streaming and loading the content to YouTube takes almost no effort.
So I'll keep streaming and pumping out some kind of content. It keeps me entertained, at least. But never fear, new real content will come, and probably pretty soon. I should be back on the blogging and gaming wagon again by mid-October.
Speaking of streaming, my co-host, Des, suggested I could probably get a better and more consistent following if I were better about "advertising" my streaming properly beforehand, rather than afterward. Makes sense. So I'm moving to keep a up-to-date schedule of what I'll be streaming and when in my Biography section. I'm also going to be moving the Biography section on my sidebar so that it will be more prominent. I'd had it at the bottom of the page for a long time because so much of the content in it was for me, not really biographic. I'm going to move most of that content elsewhere.
I'm not going to blog out the stream schedule all of the time. I think that would be too much. But hopefully, this new structure will help anyone who might have been interested but just had no idea when or what I was streaming.
For the record, though, I tend to stream most Tuesdays at 10 PM Eastern for an hour or two, depending on the game. On special occasions, I'll stream some other time as well. That'll usually be a Saturday, also at 10 PM. I stream late because I need my kids to be in bed before I get started--unless of course, we want my kids as co-hosts. I know that time doesn't work well for anyone over in Europe, but that's one reason why I post it to YouTube as well, and if you want in, shoot me a line. Maybe I'll do a weekend session earlier in the day. The current schedule is up in the Bio, which, if you're viewing this on my homepage, should be right over there -->.