You may have noticed that the number of posts in July was lower than the usual around here. It’s not because I haven’t found anything worth sharing here – on the contrary, I have a list of topics to cover that’s a country mile long – the problem is finding time to write them.
In a typical day, I get a chance to sit down and spend a little time with my hobby at around 9 or 9:30pm, after the kids are in bed and I’ve spent some time with my lovely bride. Since I work for a living and get up around 5:45am or so, my bedtime tends to be about 11 o’clock, often earlier. Having such a limited amount of time usually forces me to make a decision between writing a blog post or playing a game.
Lately, I’ve been playing games.
In July, I played my 2011 MLS Open Cup Tournament with APBA Soccer, I replayed the 2001 MLB Playoffs in Strat-O-Matic’s computer game, I played a handful of random APBA baseball games, I played about a dozen or so 1965 MLB games in my Strat mini-season, and I played the first week of a Strat-O-Matic Football 8-team league that I’ll talk more about at another time.
I don’t have much gaming time, but I’m making the most of it. It’s the sad paradox of having a blog like this that the more excited about the games I get, the more I want to share my excitement on the blog, however, the more excited I get about the games, the more time I spend actually playing them and the less time I have to keep the blog updated.
But not to fret. Keep coming around. I have a lot of exciting things in the works. Nothing that can be revealed just yet, but I am happy to say that in only 9 months, this blog has come a long way, and as it continues to evolve, each of us who share a love of tabletop sports will benefit.