Blogger’s Pain 2: The urge to be contradictory

Here we have yet another topic brought about by me spending far more time than is healthy looking at social media. Having little better to do right now than just read Twitter endlessly, I am reminded that people seem to love arguing with one another. To the point where oftentimes they don’t even believe half of the stuff they’re saying.

You could call them trolls, they might believe themselves to be playing devil’s advocate. Honestly, I think some people’s brains have broken to the point where they just want to disagree with people for no real reason. I know I’ve been guilty of it, when I’m in a bad mood and I just want to find fault in everything I read.

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The Trap of Becoming a Reactionary Blogger – My Struggles with Inspiration

In my years writing online in various forms, I go through a familiar cycle of behavour. One that begins with passion, an urge to do something creative, something different and to say something worth saying. From there, I eventually use up all my great ideas and start to struggle for inspiration. When I eventually start to feel like I’m writing out of obligation rather than because I want to, I end up falling off the wagon.

Thankfully, since January of 2018, I have managed to stay clean and keep up writing on a regular basis without taking another extended break. In fact, I have managed to increase my output to levels I’ve not managed to do since I was running a news site with a few friends years ago.

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The Dangers of Blogging too Broadly

When I very first started writing, my initial focus was video games, back in 2009 when I was a naive print journalism student and I started blogging on Tumblr. Wow… that means in May, I’ll have been blogging in various places for 10 years… I should probably do something for that…

The look I rocked 10 years ago, back when I was just starting my blogging journey

It was a simpler time, when I would use my blog to pose questions such as: Who would win in a fight, the Incredible Hulk, or the Incredible Hulk’s weight in bees… Back then, I had it in my mind that I wanted to become a video game journalist. Little did I know that genuine journalism in video games is actually very rare.

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