I’ve been doing this blog a long time now and I’m getting a little tired of how I have things set up. So I am going to be making some changes. A new look, a new name. I doubt my output will change much, but I kind of hope to have a little more structure to how I do things. (spoiler – that won’t happen) My biggest hope is that the new look and name will spark a change in me. As much as I enjoy writing here, I don’t feel like I’ve grown much as a writer since I started this. It may be wrong to say this, but I’m not really worried about how many readers I have. Don’t get me wrong, I hope people read what I write and enjoy it, but this is largely an exercise for me order my thoughts.
The new name is a long time coming. We are Finally Cowboys has always been stolen from a song title in the game No More Heroes. I liked that song, and I like the slightly nonsensical whimsy of it. However, as long as I am using this title, it doesn’t really feel like this is mine. Also, the sub-head of “A man’s desperate refusal to put away childish things” was cheeky and fun when I started this, but what is amusing to a 24 year old is sometimes a little sad for someone pushing 30. So that will change as well. What will it change to? I’m not sure as of yet, but I’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of options.
At the end of last year I tried to get a lot of my ongoing projects finished, not just here but elsewhere. I finally finished up my let’s play of Fire Emblem: the Sacred Stones over on talking time. That only took me four years. I almost finished my much delayed replay of the Legend of Zelda series (my take on Skyward Sword should be up shortly) and I meant to get back and finally finish my reread of Wheel of Time reread, but again I came up short. I will finish both of those this year. It will take me a while, but I will also finish my JSA reread, though right now that project feels like it is casting around without a purpose. There is a good chance that I will start some other project that I lack the time and patience to finish.
Once I complete the unfinished business, I hope to do things a little differently. I will likely post less frequently, but I hope to make up the difference in the length and quality of my posts. Fewer, more in depth posts is the goal. I guess time will tell. I will be adding a third regular monthly post, one for movies and TV to go along my with monthly video game and book journals. There are a lot of things I watch or play that I don’t really have 1000 words to say about them, but still want to get some thoughts down. Also, I plan to add an index, but that project might take me a little longer to get up.
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Not caring overly about audience is very useful. It’s all too easy to caught up in the stats game, but you don’t want to chase an audience until one day your blog looks and reads like Huffington Post 😀 Having a blog has been really useful for me to practice and improve my writing (and with the podcast speaking and editing). My longer posts have been the most helpful for my writing I think, but they’re also much more time consuming and difficult. Not to mention less frequent because the topic needs to be semi-decent. It’s not an easy balance! All the best and good luck, I enjoy what you do now but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what you do next.