The Return of the Gangsta

I always wanted to use that in a relevant context…. my apologies to Coolio, but I hear Outkast in my head….

Hi. How are you?

Yes… I’ve been gone for a few months. I know, I know.

It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about you – I have. It’s just that I work in the finance industry, and things got a little crazy for a while. Then there was the election, the expansion, the Turkey…..

And the whole time, Matt kept quietly hinting that maybe he’d like me to come back and write some content. Maybe the Horde is under-represented… maybe… maybe the world needs a little more Troll to brighten it up.

And it hits me like a ton of Twitter-requested messages:

You have to make time for things that are important to you. Whether it’s WoW in general, working out, your relationships, or blogging. If you wait until inspiration strikes to be productive, you’ll at best limit yourself to spurts of creativity and at worst, end up slowly not doing anything at all.

(See: Inertia)

So, my apologies. To Matt, for not being the disciplined buddy he’s always been to me. (And for not taking the time to put a headline image on this – i figured better to get it posted than to procrastinate further.) To Syd, for recruiting her and then running-running-running away. (Hey! She’s an amazing and therefore intimidating co-blogger!) To all of you, for leaving you in a world devoid of fabulous Red Mohawks. And mostly to myself, for burning out and giving up on my passion for so long.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for writing.

Some things I’ve been working on:

  • My gear upgrade spreadsheet. (it’s as laborious as it sounds. Thanks to DwarfPriest for the starting point.)
  • My rep-faction grind
  • Achievements (Yes, they’re mostly frivolous….but some aren’t.)
  • Professions
  • Updating my UI

Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you’d like to hear about first, and I’ll make that the subject of my next post. And it will come out by the end of the weekend – I promise. (I’m very good with deadlines.)

Thanks again, to all of you that wrote to say you missed me…. it really did mean a lot.