Why is it taking so long?
It's been almost four months since I silently launched this blog and started asking a select few people for feedback. I haven't posted much since then, except a few short posts every few days or weeks, so I figure an update is in order.
I have mostly been experimenting with the short-form posts, and I've landed on a format that I feel good about, where I just write a couple of sentences, which I try to cram all relevant links into. These posts take me about 5–10 minutes to write and upload, and are easy to write while commuting to or from work.
What has been more of a hurdle in getting this thing off the ground is deciding on a format for the longer-form posts. Even though this is meant to be a discovery type blog, and I'm fine with it mostly consisting of bite-sized content, I want it to have some meatier posts as well.
I wanted this blog to support the effort I (keep meaning to) put into keeping the associated Steam group and itch collection up to date, so it should have reviews that I can use for recommendations or blurbs. Problem is, I'm not very good at writing concise reviews (or writing in general), so that's something I'll have to work on. Ideally, I think, reviews on this site will be 2–3 paragraphs, where one is spent on describing a game, and at least one on my own thoughts on it.
In addition to reviews, I also have a few barely started drafts for articles that are sort of top-lists on personal favorites within specific genres, games I'm looking forward to, and other similar things. I haven't quite worked out how those will fit into this, but I guess I won't know until I start working on them.
Time, or lack of it, has also been a factor in why this blog has taken so long to materialize. Mostly it's the above points though: Experimenting, finding a format I'm comfortable with, and just start making some content again.