Get used to seeing a lot more wargaming content here.
Many of you already know that I’m the host of the long running and somewhat successful wargaming blog, War In A Box. As this post goes live, that blog sits at almost a quarter of a million page views – not a bad score for a part-timer.
Many of you also know that the Alphabet Monster grows ever hungrier for reasons to throw people off its platform. Since I’ve been skating dangerously close to the line and on thin ice over at the YouToob, and that The Goog co-ordinates its deplatforming across multiple sites, it stands to reason that War In A Box might just disappear at any time. Hence, the migration from that dangerous ground here, to safer ground, where I can exercise a lot more control over my data.
Outside of these justifiably paranoid rationalizations, there are more practical reasons for the shift.
Blogger’s functionality has suffered as the company has shifted over the last decade. It’s not as slick as it used to be, and has accreted a lot of useless crust. The site tracking ain’t what it used to be and gives me little usable information. Image uploads are clunky and awkward. All fo that makes it hard to stay motivated to produce content over there.
On the other hand, the wargame channel is going like gangbusters. It’s growing by leaps and bounds, and that growth requires a lot more time and effort, time and effort that takes away from this blog. Merging the two allows me to operate far more efficiently. There’s also the cost consideration. Running this blog costs money, and it makes little sense to pay out for a blog that has fallen down the laundry list of things to do. Using this single platform to merge all of my writing into one place removes a lot of redundancy.
Unfortunately, that means those of you coming here for the writing and cultural commentary will see a lot more dice and figures, for which I apologize. This will likely cost me a lot of readers on both fronts, which is understandable.