This was a strange blogging year for me, and instead of one Year in Blogging report – I have three for you! heh
I started my blog was while playing on a roleplaying server. So at the time it seemed “Effy’s RP at Wyrmrest Accord” was an appropriate title for my blog. It was a pretty noob blogger mistake, and became an obvious thorn in my side when I transferred to Elune to join Undying Resolution to start raiding again. However, I held onto the name, because my blog was growing in readers and Effy has always been my focus.
Fast forward to about June. I found myself playing TERA and eventually leaving WoW. This brought the need for a new home for my thoughts, strangely more serious, as well as more focused on healing and the Mystic class. My blog, much like my tenure in TERA, was shortlived, and I akin TERA to burning a candle at both end – fast, exciting, and wonderful upfront, but I quickly burnt out.
In September, I finally came to the realization that I really missed writing short stories and blogging on Effy’s RP, but since I was no longer playing WoW, my blog’s name was a constant source of consternation. I made a hard decision, and created a new blog and started over. I thought briefly about staying “Effy’s RP” just without the “Wyrmrest Accord” on the end, but finally decided a new title was in my own best interest.
Ironically, I came back to WoW about a month later. But I still feel moving was the right decision for me. I feel more free to write about things that are not WoW here – even though I have not played any other games recently. But the important part is that I feel I have the option.
What was 2012?
2012 was a hectic year for me, both gaming-wise and IRL.
I left my job at the Girl Scouts, which was a good decision for me, because I was making myself sick with all the anxiety. I started working at my current job, where I am both making more and feeling far more appreciated. I both got back together and broke up again with my long time beau, whom you all know as Laz. I left and came back to WoW, as well as my raiding guild, Undying Resolution. During my WoW absence, I played several other games, which are all collecting dust in various places for one reason or another. I also built a new computer and migrated to a dual monitor setup which is totally awesome and surprisingly has not rendered my laptop useless. Three monitors full of stuff I am doing at any given time is proving good for me actually. I go a little crazy if I am not multitasking.
The past few weeks have been a little rough emotionally – holidays and all, I guess. Trying to get myself motivated for a new year.
I think that was a pretty good “2012 in a nutshell.”
Forward, into 2013!
The past is the past, it is time to move forward. This blog, WoW, raiding, and my stories are the plan for 2013. I plan to keep raiding. I plan to keep writing. I plan to keep transmogging.
As for New Year’s resolutions? Uhm, still working on that part. I will get back to you…