I had a conversation today with an good friend. It sort of went something like this.
Me: I need to get stuff done, stop procrastinating.
My Friend: Sounds good
Me: Yep, I was thinking about doing a blog thingy to keep track of what I am getting up to in a year.
My Friend: Good idea
Me: This could be a way of helping me get stuff sorted out and perhaps limit the amount of procrastination that happens.
My Friend: Great, get started.
Me: Ok then I will.
So of the back of that rather stimulating conversation I decided to get it done. So many writers that I have talked to and read all say that the hardest part is actually starting. Finally putting pen to paper- or in this case pressing a bunch of keys in a more or less random fashion until something vaguely legible comes out.
What I would like to achieve with this is an attempt to document my hobby activities. Why? Well its actually rather simple. I have been indulging in this hobby for over 35 year and it is more than important to me, it has provided me with life long friends and a stimulating pastime that constantly delights me. I also loose track of what I have done and what I would like to do. What I would like to do with this blog is to track the activities of me and my mates and see where it goes. To help provide something that I can look back on and say “Ah yes, I remember that!”
As a wargamer I am typical of the species, I have an attention span that lasts minutes if I am lucky. I dabble in most periods and most scales and have never really settled on a single period or scale. To be honest I am simultaneously envious and sad for the occasionally focused individual who can stay with a single period, it is something that I have never been able to do. Having said that I am happy to flit about like some overweight middle aged butterfly, plying the shifting winds of my own fancy.