I spent a bit of time today updating the Series Page. I've added the Dyvers Propaganda Posters, Series 1; the LJN exploration series; and a new bumper for Alternative Book Covers. This should make it easier to navigate those topics. If you haven't ever checked out the Series Page I highly recommend checking it out… Continue reading Series Page Updated
Category: Blog Notes
These posts are not necessarily connected to role-playing games but are on the blog all the same.
Goodbye Jason Zavoda, You Will Be Missed
I thought Jason was on a hiatus from his blog - we all go through them - as he hadn't posted since June of 2020. It was odd that he hadn't posted in over a year on a blog he had routinely posted on for the last decade, but I kept thinking that he must… Continue reading Goodbye Jason Zavoda, You Will Be Missed
A look at 2021 on DNF
One of the things that I used to do quarterly on Dyvers was provide my readers with a glimpse behind the screen at the health of the blog. I would show how many comments, views, posts, and even if I made any money on the blog. For me, it was a way of being honest… Continue reading A look at 2021 on DNF
What Makes for a Good Blog to Read?
Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the answer to that question as I created my Best Reads of the Week series on Dyvers and my Great Blog Roll Call series. The answer, I think, comes down to three things: consistency, creativity, and provocativeness. Consistency Consistency isn’t just publishing on a… Continue reading What Makes for a Good Blog to Read?
When I first started writing Dyvers years ago I set a daily posting goal for myself that I maintained for nearly five years before things went sideways. Posting daily pushed me to find new ways to be creative and to keep challenging myself to do something new. Creatively there have been few periods in my… Continue reading February, 2020
2020 in Review
2020 was a hard year in a lot of ways. Personally, I went through a restructure at work that took up a lot of my bandwidth for most of the spring and summer. I saw good friends lose their jobs and watched others struggle in their new positions. I've been lucky so far in that… Continue reading 2020 in Review
Sorry for the long delay in getting back to blogging. My new computer finally arrived and that means that I've got a lot of catching up to do. So the plans going forward: Best Reads of the Week: I'll resume this series starting with the first week of August. I might try to catch up… Continue reading I’m Back
2019 Year in Review
One of the things that I have done over the years on Dyvers was a breakdown of my quarterly performance for my readers so that they could see how I was doing on the blog as far as my readership went and my engagement with my readers. These posts helped me contextualize the way that… Continue reading 2019 Year in Review
The Komodo with a Top Hat
I just wanted to let you all know that the current banner for my blog, which I've affectionately started calling Gentleman Komodo, is cracking me up. It may not be funny to anyone else, but I love it! Gentleman Komodo by Charles Akins God, someone take Paint.net away from me.
Series Page Updated
I've been spending a bit of time this evening updating the Series Page. My idea is to make things easier for new readers to explore the blog by showing how posts are connected and helping my readers follow my thought process. It's something I always wanted to do back when I wrote Dyvers but by… Continue reading Series Page Updated
Projects and Progress
We’re officially at the tail end of July and I’m still going with this blog! I’m not as prolific as I was hoping to be when I launched it in December of 2018 but we’re moving in the right direction. So what I’d like to do today is talk a bit about where I’m planning… Continue reading Projects and Progress
Why Did You Stop Writing Dyvers?
I began playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) nearly fifteen years ago on an evening much like last night. I had come home from college the year previous after finding out that chasing women who want to get caught and drinking enough to pickle my liver weren't the sort of things that got you a degree.… Continue reading Why Did You Stop Writing Dyvers?
A Short Break due to Flooding
Just a quick post to let everyone know that there will be a short break in posting on the blog due to the volume of flooding around me. Right now we're not under an evacuation order but there's enough of it around that it has my attention. We're safe, so no worries for anyone out… Continue reading A Short Break due to Flooding
Blogger is not Super Helpful
Among the many reasons why I moved away from blogger was how difficult it had become for me to do many of the basic tasks I wanted the blog to accomplish. This morning I had yet another example of that problem when I attempted to import Dyvers over to Dragons Never Sleep. The XML file… Continue reading Blogger is not Super Helpful
Shout Out to the Family!
One of the things that I didn't do enough on my old blog was shout out to the people who are following me. So with this new one I'm going to do a better job of that by celebrating you crazy kids with the biggest electronic high-five I can muster! I'm only going to be… Continue reading Shout Out to the Family!