Well, I'm just into my second week as an official contributor to the gaming blog iSlayTheDragon. I'm quite stoked with the opportunity and experience. Founder Futurewolfie and stalwart partner FarmerLenny have a much more streamlined and professional-looking web presence than my own here a Kinderspiel. Of course, that is to be expected as our two blogs' underlying purposes are quite different, too.
I've followed iSlayTheDragon for the past year - as long as I've been blogging - and when they recently solicited help in expanding their web site, I thought long an hard. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic. But I was certainly interested for a number of reasons. First, I've been blogging for a year now (as I said), and had been debating whether to continue with it or try to approach it differently. Second, two of the foster kids that I gamed with and who helped contribute to the blog left our house to return home - changing the dynamics of my gaming/blogging lifestyle. And also mostly, the kids did not "get into" blogging like I thought they might. When we first started a year ago, they were excited to take pictures, offer opinions, and even do some brief write-ups. The novelty has appeared to wear off, however. They still want to play the games, but they're not so interested in post-game, hobby expository.
Despite my two-month posting silence, I'm still keen to blog, though. Even if not as much, or in a different manner. So beginning last week, Kinderspiel will morph into a bit more casual tone with shorter pieces and lighter commentary. Perhaps some minor thoughts on the hobby or session recaps - if I can remember those pics! Maybe some exploration in RPGs, especially what with our planned Mouse Guard sessions (I'm close to finishing up the print and produce material). Meanwhile, I will add my game reviews and deeper thoughts over at iSlayTheDragon from here on forward. I hope to add a unique perspective there with an eye toward the family gaming experience, especially towards kids.