This really should have been last week’s post but I was busy attending the American Astronomical Society Meeting last week (I was both attending talks and giving one myself, possibly more on this in future articles) and I didn’t have a chance to sit down and write it. So the discussion of the artificial gravity trap that I had with my daughter and had already written up got posted instead.
With a new year it is somewhat traditional to make resolutions on things you want to improve on in the coming year. I tend to be really bad at succeeding with those resolutions and so tend to shy away from them. However, I do have one related to this blog and so I figured I should share it and you can all help hold me accountable. And that is to post at least once a week. So, by the end of the year, I should have at least 52 posts here on Arcane Game Lore. So far so good, I’m 2 for 2. We’ll see how I do at the end of the year.
In truth I actually made this resolution about two months ago. And so I started in with the introduction my Designing Out Loud series. The posts started out every 10 or so days but I’ve slowly worked down the interval to 7 days. My goal is to publish one post every Tuesday as I have for the past month. I suspect many of my posts over the coming year will be in either the Designing Out Loud series or my 3D Modeling series. I have at least 10 more 3D models to talk about and am working on others when I can. And there are lots of topics to cover in the game design series.
However, I wear a bunch of hats (Physics and Math reference librarian at a university library, father of 7, managing editor of two fan magazines – Frontier Explorer and Star Frontiersman, plus more) and more often than not those other responsibilities take up a good chunk of my time. Some times (like now while I’m trying to put together another issue of the Frontier Explorer), my posts will probably tend to be shorter. When the time permits, I will dive into the longer posts on modeling and game design.
I’m excited for the new year and for getting better with my blogging. With any luck my fellow bloggers will find more time to write as well and you’ll see several posts a week here on the blog. But regardless, I have a bunch of ideas that I want to explore and look forward to your comments, suggestions, and encouragement. It’s going to be a great year.
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