Another Fresh Start

24 08 2011

I certainly expected too much of my foray into blogging, it was never likely that I’d pick up writing for the first time in my life and be both good and prolific, but I’m throwing in the towel on writing solely about games. Might do it occasionally, might not.

I’ve not even managed to even keep updating my lazy Civ series, let alone think of anything interesting. So I’m changing this blog, drastically. Rather than being Words About Games, it shall now be Words About Things! When I work out how to change the title, that is.

The main reason I’m doing this is in hope that if I expand my criteria to literally everything I might actually write something. So to start with I asked for ideas on twitter, and I’m currently writing about rhinos and the dull minutiae of life, commissioned by @drugcrazed and @dandouglas, respectively. Fresh ideas still continue to elude me, but I don’t feel that elaborating on other people’s is out of my grasp.

So I’m going to make a serious effort to turn this site into a place for stupid jokes and uneducated opinions. The world can never have enough of those. Unlike barren blogs, clogging up the interpipes like blank pages in a plughole.


A Fresh Start

18 05 2011

Since I started this blog, I have posted four things. An introduction, a bunch of screenshots captioned with bad jokes and a list, split into two parts to make it seem like I’m writing more. This is pathetic, and may well go down as one of the least successful New Year’s Resolutions ever. The chances of me going from never writing anything, to writing a relatively lengthly piece every week were always slim, but even in my most cynical moments I didn’t think I would fail this badly.

So as you have probably guessed by the title, I’m trying again. I doubt that it’s possible to do any worse. Posts will go up on Mondays, and they will be of varying quality. Now I shall spend the next four days desperately trying to think of something to write about. Perhaps I could write about how I don’t like writing.

Everything begins somewhere.

1 01 2011

I feel that it must be rude to start a blog without a clear idea of what I’m going to write. But that’s what I’ve done and now it’s time to work it out as I go along.

An introduction seems a good thing to write first, as writing it last would be silly. My name is Duncan and I am not 100% sane. I think I’m going to be using this place as a sort of diary, or perhaps I’ll just rant about football and videogames.