Finders and Keepers Goes Legit
I’ve always maintained that writing a blog is a fairly self-serving endeavor. Actually, one of the first sentences I ever wrote on this very one was “my first foray into the world of self-aggrandizing, DIY publication (read: blogging)”, and I’ll stick to that. I’ll even take it a step further and say that writing a blog about your own play-adventures in an online game about spaceships is about as self-aggrandizing and narcissistic as it gets, not to mention pretty nerd-tastic (like, really, really nerd-tastic).
That said, why do we blog about Eve? As self-serving as it is, a lot of us do this for you, the reader, without any aims of getting rewarded in any manner other than a great comment here and there, a well-worded note of appreciation, or the occasional shout-out. We write because we love this game, and we feel a strange desire to actualize that feeling into lengthy and long-winded diatribes of our opinions and thoughts on our own little bits of the inter-webs. Any thanks or accolades we receive as a byproduct of our efforts are honestly great, though not necessarily the reason we write; being a member of the Eve Blog Pack for instance, or community awards in the form of a Free Boot Award.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but I wanted to make a note here of another fun little milestone that this blog has just achieved. As of yesterday, I’m pleased to announce that Finders & Keepers is now officially listed as an Official Eve Online Fansite. I want to single out CCP Phantom for being instrumental in this and thank him for personally walking me through the process.
At the end of the day, thumbs ups, high-fives, and “job well dones” in the form of community recognition or praise really is awesome and hugely appreciated, but again, ultimately we write what we write for you, and we hope you enjoy it enough to come back for more. So lets make a deal: I’ll continue to write sardonic and sarcasm-laden accounts of my adventures and opinions in Eve, and you keep on coming back to read them; if we can agree to that, I’m fairly certain we’re all going to have a great time.