Well, it’s that time of year, and I’m as ready as I’m going to be to tackle a month of daily blogging, with community focused Blaugchievements to earn, and a full content calendar to work from. After a frankly disappointing effort last year, I’ve set my sights on both a Rainbow Diamond award and a Platinum Trophy.
I’ve already earned my first four achievements, and posted a couple times about joining up and getting ready. I’ll link those posts just in case you missed them!
If you want more information, read all about Blaugust 2022 over on Tales of the Aggronaut. If you haven’t done so already, you can sign up for Blaugust 2022 here, and join us in the Discord as well. If I influenced you to give this craziness a try, please let me know so I can grab the associated nerdpoints.
I’ve made it past the two-thirds mark now, and have decided to finish out the project when I run out of games that were released in 2021. I’ve got everything already installed (and shhh, don’t tell but I’ve already started playing a couple). The majority of titles this month are games that I purchased (either by themselves or as part of a bundle), with three of subscription-service games and one free title rounding the month out. Black Book and The Big Con are the titles this month I’m going to play on the Steam Deck if all goes according to plan. There are a dozen games on the schedule for this month, and since I’m planning to post daily for Blaugust, I’m setting the goal at 12 #JustOnePercent project posts.
I’ve gotten away from posting this the last few months – possibly because I feel like most months my goals post has gotten a bit overly-long, but I figured the beginning of Blaugust was a great time to bring it back. Sometimes, I forget that this is all supposed to be about having fun, not about meeting whatever arbitrary metrics I set for myself.
Outside of my planned project posts this month, I didn’t plan too much that was game specific. I do, however, plan to do at least a quick look at Clanfolk this month, because I’ve been kind of obsessed with it since it came out in mid-July. I’d also like to revisit the project I planned to start on prior to taking on #J1P, and play something I’d previously stopped playing before I reached my gaming to satisfaction point, so look for a So We Meet Again post later in the month.
To recap: I’ve got myself put down for at least two game-specific non-project posts this month.
I’m sure some of you are probably thinking by now “Damn, Krikket, isn’t that enough?” and while the answer is most definitely yes, yes it is more than enough, I’m going to put myself down for at least another four books read this month. I’m comfortably ahead of my yearly challenge goal right now, and there’s a lot of other stuff I plan on focusing on this month, but I’m still in the short books part of my 87th Precinct re-read, so I don’t anticipate finding them time to listen to another four of them to be outside the realm of possibility.
I do still have a lot of stitching to work on, but I’ve accepted that I was a bit overly ambitious with these last couple projects, and that they are going to be somewhere between acceptably belated and outrageously late, but I’m going to plug along as I’m able and see where I end up.
Note: I am slowly learning that I can talk about things I’d like to do without actually making them line items in a checklist. I am, now and forever, a work in progress.
- At least 31 posts during the month of August & get the Blaugust 2022 Rainbow Diamond Award
- Obtain the Blaugcheivement Platinum Trophy
- Write at least 12 #JustOnePercent Project posts
- Write at least 2 game-specific non-project posts
- Do not forget this is all for fun and do not burn myself out
- Read / listen to at least four books