The Idlectic story: Blogging since 2008

By | 2017-10-12T11:49:50+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Idle News|

Technically, this isn’t my first post on Idlectic, far from it. This may very well be my hundredth blog post since I started blogging, but I lost all of those articles in a single blunder back in 2010. This is the Idlectic story I’m going to share. Feel free to read if you’re interested, if not, no worries.

I started Idlectic sometime in the middle of 2008, for my birthday. My purpose for starting a blog back then was just to add another hobby, and to practice my writing. I love video games, and I like to write stories sometimes, I was also a game designer back then, so topics along those lines was mostly what I posted. Idlectic was an extension of who I was.

I had this string of articles explaining my gaming habits since I was a kid, from getting my first Nintendo Famicom, to joining the PC Master Race when I reached freshman high. I posted about my favorite games over the years, from Contra, to Skyim. I also posted the occasional game review, although rarely because I suck at writing reviews. There was no shortage of posts about video games in Idlectic.

I also wrote a lot about short stories, mostly vague first-person narratives explaining the thoughts and feelings of the character during a particular scenario. That was sort of a weird habit to be honest, but I saw it as an outlet for venting out my frustrations, or joy and excitement, without revealing what or who were involved and what was really happening.

Then, 2010 came, a turning point in my life and Idlectic. I had to transfer my blog into a new hosting service account. In my hurry to do so, I failed to save my database correctly. The sad thing was, I didn’t even realize my mistake until I started uploading my database to the new account. No article, no gaming posts, no short stories, nothing survived.

I was so unhappy, to put it lightly. It took months before I could recover from the loss, all I could blame was myself and my stupidity. I didn’t touch Idlectic for a long time, but I eventually did. It was sometime in the middle of 2011 that I started posting again.

But my blogging had been very dry. I wasn’t that into it for a long while. New posts were months in between, and I even decided to reboot my blog in 2015, deleting everything I had posted since 2011, and even buying a spanking new theme for it. But it didn’t really help.

Finally, it’s 2017. This is my 3rd time to phoenix my blog, and I hope this time will be alright. I hope to post a lot about my life and my interests (specially video games), and I hope what I write will interest you too. I’ll try not to procrastinate this time, even if my blog’s name says otherwise.

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You are in the presence of Anthony Idle of house Garcia, rightful heir to the porcelain throne, king of no man, plucker of armpit hair, runner of errands, washer of clothes, the under.

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