A Little Quiet Around Here

"I think writer's block is simply the dread that you are going to write something horrible. But as a writer, I believe that if you sit down at the keys long enough, sooner or later something will come out." - Roy Blount, Jr.

I have not abandoned my blog, but it's beginning to feel a little neglected these days. In the past couple of weeks I have been having a very hard time getting quality writing done. I have been struggling mightily with every post that I try to write, and so my blog has been very quiet as of late. The noise of the crickets around here is deafening.

With precious little time at home that isn't filled with satisfying the demands of either the Dwarfling or my Wife and free time at work diminishing as we enter our busy season, I am finding it increasingly hard to find the time or inspiration to sit down and write blog posts. And when I do try to bang out some words, I find myself harshly critiquing things before even getting anything written and so never manage to get very far. I'm probably over-thinking things and making it harder than it needs to be, but words just aren't coming to me easily right now.

It really bugs me that this Blog is as quiet as it is right now. I take a lot of pride in Battle Medic, and to see it wither - even temporarily - is painful to me. I think about it all the time. Not posting feels like a failure, which makes actually sitting down and working on new posts even harder because of the pressure that I'm putting on myself to get new and excellent content up. Filler posts like these are okay, I suppose, but I can't imagine listening to me whine about not posting is terribly compelling to anyone.


The worst part is that I have a lot of great posts that I want to get posted. Each one has a start, or a concept in my Drafts folder, but I am finding finishing them very difficult. As a result I have slipped quite dreadfully from my goal of three posts per week, and am barely managing one a week at the moment. I thought that in lieu of actually giving all you Battle Medic fans actual content, I would fill you folks in on what I'm currently working on.
  • A Dungeoneering Shaman's Journey to 60
  • The Druid Dilemma talking about why I don't have a druid even though I've always wanted one
  • An article on my Power Auras for Holy Paladins & Resto Shamans
  • Holy Paladin Basics guides
  • an update on Raiding
  • an article on the Recycling of content (ie, the Troll Dungeons)
  • an article on the current state of WoW
  • Serenity Saz's 15 Days of Screenshots Challenge with a unique Battle Medic flair. I'm actually quite excited about this and looking forward to doing it.


I picked up lot of new readers and new subscribers in April while I was doing the 20 Days of WoW Challenge. With that in mind and seeing as how this is a filler post anyway, I thought that I would share with everyone a list of the posts from the earlier months of the blog that I am most proud of. This feels quite self-indulgent, but I hope that someone who hasn't gone through and read Battle Medic from the beginning finds something interesting.


I promise.


  1. Don't worry too much about it, I think we all have that at times. I very rarely write at home, but usually during breaks/quiet times at work - so the more busy I am at work the less time and inspiration I have to write.

    The posts you're working on do seem interesting though, and I'm looking forward to eventually reading them ;)

  2. Looking forward to what's coming - especially the post on re-hashing old content - whenever you can sweep the crickets out. Til then though, relax and enjoy - we'll still be here :)

  3. I've been having some pretty hefty writing doldrums myself lately. Sounds like you have some pretty neat projects in the works at least! Hopefully that little challenge will help you pop loose a few creative nuggets : P

    I look forward to your future posts!

  4. @Saga: I guess it all comes down to the expectations that I place upon myself for this blog. I don't want to be the one-post-a-week guy. Life, on the other hand, seems to conspire against me.

    Rebecca: That particular post has been a thorn in my side since 4.1 was announced. I've written, scrapped and re-written it a couple of times and I'm still not even remotely happy with it. Currently, it's sitting about halfway written and I'll probably end up revising half of it again. Sigh.

    Saz: I'm looking forward to doing your challenge, and I think I have a really unique take on the idea. It's not, strictly speaking what you had in mind, but I think it will be fun and should fit within the spirit of your idea. Now to actually get started on it.

    LOL, and I'm definitely not going to try and do that challenge in 15 days! :)

  5. The pride you inhibit in your blog is just the same for myself. Though, be proud to say that you do feel a great importance around it.

    At the end of the day, if you can write, you will. Being busy in real life is what happens to us all (at some point or another).

    Don't pressurize yourself, enjoy it!

    - Jamin