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I interrupt my irregular post schedule to let you all know something…

It’s something I have been meaning to say for ages, but I never knew how to approach the topic.

I have been blessed today, as one of the 25% of my regular commenter demographic (spammers) has dropped by to just say it out loud.

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So what now?


Apologies to the non-bloggers amongst you, this post is really for bloggers.

The Meme has passed, so what now?

I say fight, but you may feel better with love. From a blogging perspective it’s all the same to me.

I was chatting with The Godmother and decodingdragons the other night on twitter about what comes next.

Memes Shit Me.

(I know, ironic… but I bet I’m not alone)

The Godmother suggested there was more space for more memes, but I disagree (and in so doing, I am meeting the requirements of this post).

For me link love and link “hate” are much better meme surrogates. It is significantly more interesting, to write and to read (especially for the non-blogger), yet allows us to pepper our posts with a selection of links to bloggers old and new that may agree or disagree with our views.

Don’t expect me to read

I guess I must at this point declare my lack of interest in reading blogs, any blogs really. At one point in time I would try my best to churn through 60 blog posts a day. While it was interesting it contributed to blogging burnout. If I don’t have time to write a post, then taking the time to read 60 others is really quite insane.

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I could write…


BGB: BigGnomeButt What? I'm a shithouse writer and you expected me to be a better artist?

… but they would just be the same words that have been spoken by my lover’s lover.

So, without wasting a moment more of your time, I will pass you over to Bear, who on this subjects speaks for me.

He’s like a brother from another litter.

WoW is like a….

Gnomer and Out!

PS: Thanks to Lisa and Anne for arranging an awesome piece about the Sixth meme at WoWInsider… guess Martha has to make some room for them on the tree as well! WoW bloggers take off and unite with Sixth meme

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… and on the seventh day…


So there’s this 6-thingy meme going about, and I was tagged in Meme of the Sixes by Imraith!.

Me! Me!

Of course I wasn’t going to respond, because I set the rules and there was nothing in them about posting twice…

Then it occurred to me that nearly everyone else changed the rules as they went along, and…

It will drive Navimie crazy if she has to go full circle to me in her flow chart, and…

It will take Martha down an additional level of her tree, and …

I am generally a pain in the arse and I hate to disappoint.

Before I go any further, while Navimie has given up on the flow chart (at the 60 hour mark), Martha is giving you one more day to make your Sixth post before she stops updating it… go… go… go…

as of this morning, Martha says…

I haven’t done today’s update yet, but here are the stats from yesterday:
289 tags were made
203 blogs were tagged
14 people posted, but didn’t tag anyone
47 people posted and tagged others
7 people posted and tagged all of their readers
The tree is currently 9 tags deep

…So there are 135 blogs that have yet to post and Good Gravy what was I thinking! O_o;; (I think I’m going to give up around Wednesday and declare it Too Big To Continue™.)

But on the good side, now I have lots of new blogs to read!

So where did I go?

Without making too many promises about being here for the long term, or being consistent, or even being remotely humorous, I have to hang around long enough for Bear to forgive me for making him work for me.

Anyway, over the last twelve months I have been silly busy at work, 8 days a week, 25 hours a day. I’ve had to keep a bottle under my desk for… well, let’s not go there…

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Larísa’s post the other day (just shows how long ago this post was drafted) got me thinking about the cyclical nature of WoW blogs. I know I was meant to be thinking about what Wolfshead had written and Larísa’s dismay at this, but the problem was, I have seen it before.

Rewriting, Rewording, Rehashing, Reblogging Re:WoW

I’ve been blogging about WoW for 2.5 years, closer to 3, close enough to half the life of the game. I know there are many out there that have blogged since day one, before in fact.

What I write here won’t stop any of us writing, nor force us to change our topic of choice, but to ignore it would be silly.

Of course blogging is more like Twitter than Larisa may ever realize.

Twitter is like a stream of consciousness that the reader drops in and out of. Tweets prior or post that brief moment may as well not exist. So even though you may encounter something tweeted a million times before, if it’s the 1st time you see the tweet, it’s new, fresh, exciting.

Some might even consider the same with schoolyard jokes, and they go back decades… Maybe centuries.

Q: What’s brown and sticky?

When a little kid sprouts a joke you last heard 30 years before hand, the 1st thought you have is “is that joke still around?”. Of course the kid is cackling like and insane Gnome Fire Mage, because the joke is new, fresh, exciting.

A: A Stick

So let’s see, what is rewritten, reworded, rehashed, rebloged, Re:WoW (more…)

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When I started blogging, I did so for one simple reason

There are no Mage blogs, therefore I must blog.

I soon realised the error of my ways, it was more like

I can see no Mage blogs, therefore there are none.

This of course wasn’t quite true.

I had found the burned out husks of Mage blogs, some of which I think must have been special in their arcane moment of glory, now reduced to ashes (more…)

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If you enjoy a BG or two…. Mmmm let me rephrase that…

If you would like to enjoy a BG or two, there is a good chance that you have played with people that have not read the various “How to win” BG guides out there, produced by the likes of Cynwise, WoWInsider or even myself.

No, more likely you have played with people that have studied the “How to Lose” range of guides.

Yet you are perplexed. You have googled “How to lose X Battleground”, yet you haven’t been able to fin them.

Just to make your life easier, I am going to write just such a series of guides. Today’s installment is:

How to lose: Battle for Gilneas.

Don’t talk

To be honest this is a rule for all BGs you intend to lose.

Don’t even say hello to your team mates

If you talk to your team mates, you might form a temporary bond, become more than just a collection of individuals with disparate goals.

Worse yet, you may be breaking the ice and encouraging them to speak out when it’s important.

Do your best to discourage communication!

Don’t suggest a strategy

Whatever you do, don’t suggest a strategy, not even an intentionally fail strategy. If you do you may fail in your objective and by complete accident forge the group into a coordinated group of winners (more…)

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