This is what it comes down to………..

by Mike Kendra on August 16, 2013

Mike KendraI guess this has been a long time coming…

I haven’t made a serious post on SkirmishNotes in nearly a year, and prior to that I was MIA on many of my planned weekly posts…

The last year has been good to me! Have I been busy? Yes, quite!

Having a 9 to 5 job, a large forum to manage, and a family with 3 young boys tends to fill ones calendar fairly quickly.

Unfortunately, with my free time becoming less and less, I’ve limited my ability to do those extra things I once did.

I used to love to play video games on the internet, but it’s been like 10 years now since I’ve played. I have many fond memories of gaming, but it just doesn’t fit in my life at the moment.

I guess the same is now true of SkirmishNotes. I’d love to be writing new articles every month, it would probably be pretty fun, but I feel like I need to focus on the things that I’m currently doing, and do them well, if not, better than I have before.

So…. What does the future hold for Skirmishing and SkirmishNotes?

Well, I’m still checking my calendar every week to find shoots to attend, and I’ve been to a bunch this spring and fall. No reason to think that will change, I love shooting black powder!

As for SkirmishNotes, I’m not so sure what I’ll do. I don’t have the drive to run around all weekend at nationals to take pictures, I would rather spend my days off from work spending time with my wife and kids.

The writing for SkirmishNotes because a bit burdensome, not because of my workload, but because it’s hard to write about the same thing week after week and still sound fresh and interesting.

I found that my articles were stale and tired after so many months of writing. I don’t know how sports writers who write about baseball every day do it!

I also feel like I’m not cut out to be a media person, I’m not very comfortable interviewing people in person. That’s why many of my interviews were done as email questionnaires…

But overall, I think SkirmishNotes was a great experience, I had a lot of fun when I was doing it even if it did irritate my wife that I spent more time behind my camera then with her on Nationals weekends.

Thanks to everyone who has read, and/or done an interview for SkirmishNotes. I really appreciate all the effort you put into being a part of this site.

Now, if you are really desperate to talk about Civil War black powder arms, maybe you should join my main web site: CivilWarTalk.com

On my forum, we discuss all kinds of topics about small arms and artillery, and we’d be happy, I’d be happy to see you there. Membership is free! This is where I spend the majority of my current free time working and promoting.

So I guess the only question left is, will I bring SkirmishNotes back to life at some point? Definitely maybe.

That’s all for now. See you on the firing line, keep breaking clays!

mk

 

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