Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge Topic 23: Why do I blog about WoW?

Hey, what a surprise, I’m behind on posting responses to our blog challenges! That isย so unlike me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Clearly I have a lot of catching up to do, and rather than starting at where I last left off, I’m just going to go in any darn order that pleases me.

So, Topic 23 asked why I blog about WoW.

I’ve been writing in blogs/journals since I was 11 years old. I got given a diary from a friend of mine at the time, and sporadically wrote in it when I felt I had something “important” to say. When we got our first computer, one of the first websites I came across was Open Diary, and over the years maintained at least, sometimes multiple, journals on there. I made some really wonderful online friends there, some of whom I’m still friends with today. Eventually I got a LiveJournal account, but it didn’t really gel with me at all. It was “too cool” for me, and so I found myself moving back to good old pen and book.

When I moved to England, funnily enough, I didn’t write a lot, even though I was having a lot of adventures at the time. Instead, I took a lot of photographs, which in some ways replaced my words for awhile. One thing thatย did happen while I was over there, was that I found myself doing more creative writing, working on a story idea that has been floating around in my head since my last year of uni.

Coming back to Australia, I had a whirlwind of study and moving interstate and finding work in Melbourne and settling in here, and I didn’t write much. And then I met Thor, and, because we were on opposite side of the country, all of time was spent talking with him, and I didn’t need a journal. And then he moved in with me, and introduced me to World of Warcraft. And well, we all know how that turned out!

It doesn’t matter how long I stop writing for, I always come back to it. I love it. It’s what I studied at uni, and it’s what I always seem to fall back on. So when you ask why I write about WoW, it’s because I can’t help but write for starters. And secondly, it’s because so much of my life is about WoW. I spend a lot of time playing the game, and interacting with the people I have met through and because of it. I write about WoW because there is so much to write about, because there are so many stories to share, because I still just need to get words out of me.

One of the questions that seems to pop-up alongside why you write about WoW, is who you think reads about WoW. Who is your audience? And this is probably the part that will be a bit weird, but my audience is me. If you look at my past and see how I have written, it’s always been for me. For my blog, it has to be for me. Because if it’s not, I stop being truthful. I start censoring myself, worrying I’ll offend someone who might be reading. And I don’t like that. I don’t like the dishonesty.

So as rude as it sounds, I’m not bothered if people don’t like my blog, or if they don’t like what I write about or how I write it or what I have to say. This is my little corner of the internet to use my words how I want to. And if people like that, if people enjoy what I have to say and want to come back to read more, that is so immensely flattering and kind, and such a wonderful bonus to this whole thing. I appreciate each and every person who comes to my blog and reads it or likes it or comments on it- it’s a beautiful feeling! But it’s not the driver for this blog. The driver is me, and will continue to be me, and my adventures with WoW.

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PS: For anyone who is looking for new/more WoW blogs to read, check out our Bloggers page on the Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge website. It’s a list of anyone who has ever participated in the challenge. You might find someone new to enjoy reading!

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8 responses to “Z and Cinder’s Blog Challenge Topic 23: Why do I blog about WoW?”

  1. Alunaria Avatar

    Haha “Iโ€™m just going to go in any darn order that pleases me”, I hear you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing, even though you just wrote it for you ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice to get to know you a little better ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      oh I hope that I didn’t sound ungrateful – I love people reading what I write! I just meant that I need to write for myself first, and hopefully other people enjoy what I put out. ๐Ÿ™‚
      xo

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      1. Alunaria Avatar

        Oh, no, no, not at all ๐Ÿ™‚

        Heh, gosh, the written word, right – so easy to misunderstand! But no, I understand perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ If we do not write it for ourselves, there is no passion in it!

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  2. wrathofkublakhan Avatar

    Yeah, while you might be writing for yourself, having someone peeking over your shoulder is kind of nice too!

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      it is ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m always so surprised when people leave comments on my posts- it’s such a lovely feeling! ๐Ÿ˜€ So thank you for stopping by and reading this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. kamaliaetalia Avatar

    I love what you said about how you have to write for yourself because otherwise your writing would become inauthentic. I think I am much the same way ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cinder Avatar

      Thanks lovely! I’m glad I’m not the only one who is like that. I think you’re much the same way, too. I enjoy reading your posts!

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