So, to the topic of this post. I have been blogging about games in one way or another since I started playing Final Fantasy XI in 2008, thanks to my friend Tilly at TillyKay.com getting me into the habit. I’d always written a diary or journal of some form, either physical or online, so it made sense to progress naturally into sharing my gaming adventures.
Since then, I have blogged about Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, Aion, and briefly about RIFT. I dabbled in EVE blogging as well. However, about a year or two ago I wanted a more general nerdy blog, and the first of three blogs was born. I’ve since settled on Psyche Plays and plan to stay here, but it is not without its challenges.
It also means that I don’t feel write talking at length about my exploits in one game in particular (read: Final Fantasy XIV). Sometimes that can lead me headfirst into painfully deep periods of writer’s block, because I’m so enthused by one game that I want to talk about it, but I’m afraid to focus on it too heavily in case I bore those who read but don’t play.
I suppose to a lesser extent, variety streamers will also see the same problem: if they focused on one game, they’d get a more passionate and loyal viewerbase, whereas variety streaming means they might lose people when they’re playing a game those viewers are less interested in.
I haven’t found a solution, but it’s something that’s been on my mind a lot. My way to tackle it at the moment is to keep Psyche Plays firmly focused on my general gaming and geeky exploits, as well as reviews, tips for the games industry and other fun things, while I spin up a secondary blog on a much smaller scale to focus only on FFXIV when the mood strikes.
Have you ever encountered this problem yourself? How do you tackle it?
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