Upcoming changes

This blog has been quiet of late. I’m not sure exactly why, except perhaps that my life has changed quite a bit the last three years. Time is more at a premium than it used to be, and the arrival of our second child a couple of weeks ago has made that even more pronounced.

I’m not writing or working on RPG stuff the way that I used to. I’m not playing in or running a game. For the most part life is a cycle of get up in the morning, go to work, come home, spend time with the family and then wind down and go to bed. Repeat until the weekend, when chores and such become the focus.

It’s a good life, don’t get me wrong, but it hasn’t really lent itself to progress in some of the more creative parts of my life.

Anyhow, there are some changes coming. This blog is done through Blogger, published to my domain via FTP. In March, Google (who owns and operates Blogger) is going to be shutting down FTP publishing support for their blogs.

That means I need to figure out what I am going to do with this. This site has existed in one form or another for over 10 years. This is “version 3” of The Lore Merchant, and has been up and running now since January 2004, if the archives are any indication.

I think it may be time to seriously look at developing Lore Merchant v4. I’m not sure at this stage what form it will take, or what the new focus will be. It just seems strange to me that I’m paying for a domain name and hosting space but not really doing much of anything with it anymore.

Anyhow, that is all for now. Hell, I don’t even know how many people actually read and visit this blog. The Earthdawn resources I host here, as well as the old Xena commentaries are the most popular sections. The blog doesn’t have much of a focus anymore, or get any kind of feedback or commentary.

We shall see what the future brings.