November 10, 2010

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Third Shift and the Slump

August 23, 2010

I’m struggling to adjust to my new work schedule, and so my posts have become sporadic.

When I do post, the posts are lacking. They are either short and filled with pictures, or long and rambly and without much clarity (not that my posts were not like that before, but it seems they are even moreso now).

I’m blaming this on working third shift. The spare time I have to write is slim, and it often falls during times when I am quite sleepy.

I am still playing WoW just as much as I was before.

The horde alts have been shelved for the moment, and my partner and I are focusing on the druid and shaman. We both desperately want these toons to be 80 for Cataclysm.

I’m spending less and less time raiding with my guild. My druid is in the guild, so I still get guild chat, but I tend not to log on vent when I’m with my partner. I kind of feel bad since that is where most of the socializing happens.

I think everyone is going through a WoW slump right now. We barely push our raids to Rot and Fester and call it a night, not to extend next week. It’s rather depressing to think I might not even see the LK fight before the new expansion comes out. What can you do when you’re struggling to keep a full 10 man raid continuously?

I’ve been pugging 25 man ICC. This week I went with my partner’s guild. They are struggling to fill their raids too, and so are pugging spots.

I’ve been thinking more about switching to Holy spec on Ama. That way I could fill any healing role. I’m terrified that I’ll be really bad at Holy. Last time I played as Holy was back in Naxx, the guild I was in at the time had me switch when it was time for the Loatheb fight. I never felt very confident, and often felt mana starved.

I wonder if I’d feel the same way today? Will I be able to use my same gear? Will I have to change gems/enchants? How can I practice being Holy outside of a raid?

I’ve talked to my new healing partner about these things. She says that mana is less of an issue with high level gear. She suggested that 5 mans are not a good way to try to practice being Holy. She insists it’s hard to heal heroics as Holy. I think I’d still like to give it a try. Being a Discipline priest feels like it was made for healing heroics. It has a tool for every situation. A Holy priest is still a priest. Can it be that much different?

Rambling post is rambling. What did I tell you?

Alright, I leave you with…


BC gear at it’s finest?

Blogging and Me

August 1, 2010

On my 100th Post and 5th month of Blogging.

Many bloggers worry about frequency of posting and quality of posting. Probably I should be worried about these things too, but ultimately, I am not trying to attract a following. I am just trying to write a little bit almost every day. I think I should be a bit more organized about topics and categories. Perhaps I’ll do that some day (yeah, right).

I started blogging towards the end of March of this year. Not counting March, here is my progress:

April – 13 posts

May – 20 posts

June – 25 posts

July – 30 posts

I think I’ve made considerable progress, considering I hadn’t really written anything for years prior to this, not even a journal or a soppy love poem.

So, now that I know I can write every day, is it time to start focusing on quality? I’m not sure I’m ready for that leap. I like using this space as my ramble spot. I don’t know if I’m ready for my writing to take that next step towards professionalism. I’m worried it will lose its fun if I rush.

Blogroll Woes

July 14, 2010

So I thought I was trying to do the same thing that Larisa and many others have done with their Blogrolls, which is to implement an RSS that shows the most recent posts first and shows time of post.

I got a BlogRolling account, and it says it will do what I think I want it to do, but it doesn’t. I’ve gone in and “fixed” the advanced options multiple times, and it still seems to just be pulling up random bits of my Blogroll.

So I do a little more research, and I’m guessing Larisa is using a plugin, which I can’t use unless I get my own domain.


All this because I wanted to be fair and have all of the blogs I read on my Blogroll. What was I thinking?

I’m gonna get this all in order eventually, but right now my Blogroll is a mess.

Pardon teh dust bunnies.