Yeah…it’s a bit messy in here, sorry about that.
March has been a long month for me because I’ve been working on redesigning the blog. As you can probably tell, it’s still a bit of a work in progress. I was doing OK until WordPress shrunk my lovingly crafted Master System blog logo…I can reassure you, it’s actually bigger than that….
So, why am I changing the layout and the name? Well, there’s a few reasons. Firstly, I want to write about more than just video games. over the past few months, I’ve realized that I’ve missed out on more than just great games – I’ve missed out on great films, great albums and great wrestling. I’ve noticed that this blog has encouraged me to play more games. Writing this nonsense makes me feel accountable. If I just play games by myself and get bored or can’t be bothered, then I can just stop playing. However, blogging makes me record how I’m getting on. If I write that I’m going to do something, then I feel more motivated to do it! I’m hoping this positive action will rub off on the other hobbies I have and get me to listen to more music and watch more films and wrestling….
Don’t worry though – I’m still going to be playing games. I’ve still got a mental backlog the size of Everest, so expect more silly challenges to be undertaken and accounts of classic games that should really have been played years ago…
The other reason for the relaunch is that I want to move away from the Retro Redress name. I find it a name that’s limited (I play more than just old games) and to be honest with you, it’s a bit of a crutch. I started using it last year when I began blogging, knowing that I could be fairly anonymous with an alias. That way if anything went wrong or I didn’t like blogging, I could just disappear, with no real effects. Having had a great year blogging and tweeting, I don’t feel the need to hide any more.
I’m going to do the usual ‘goal check’ in a day or two as it’s late here and I need some sleep, otherwise I’m going to end up eating all the kid’s Easter Eggs to stay awake….who am I kidding? I’ll be doing that anyway….
Happy Easter all, I hope there’s lot’s of chocolate….