Held Action Turns Two

Two years ago today marks the start of the blogging endeavor that shortly thereafter became Held Action. And it’s the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, so it feels a little more momentous.

My enthusiasm for blogging has waxed and waned over the last two years. I started with a predictable burst of over-enthusiasm, having a new post nearly every weekday; reposting old actual play logs helped with that. Then I settled into a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, which worked for a while.

Recently, I had a multi-week block when I didn’t want to write about anything. Even though I had Scions of Time and Masks of Nyarlathotep sessions to record, I didn’t want to spend the time on it. I wasn’t getting the same charge from posting as I was.

I could think of this as a pure hobby blog and only post when I feel like it. But I know how my brain works. If I don’t feel obligated to do something, I only do it as long as the task interests me. Blogging to please oneself is not inherently interesting to me.

It’s not quite yet time to throw in the towel, though. I’m going to try lowering my expectations first. I’d like to continue posting three times a week, but it doesn’t necessarily have to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So we’ll see how that goes for a while before I make any decisions.

And that’s not to say that any decision I make would affect what’s already here on Held Action. Whatever I decided, I certainly wouldn’t take the blog down. One of the things I like about watching the page views is learning which entries become lasting resources. The Arkham Horror Expansion Guide gets hits daily because, I hope, people find the information useful.

Regardless of what happens from here on out, happy birthday to Held Action! Who would have thought I’d keep up blogging this long?

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