Friday, April 21, 2006

First Post!

With the official postGeek site still on hiatus, I decided to go ahead and start up a blog so I could continue on with my rants as I felt the need. Later I will dig up the original postGeek mission statement and repost it here, along with any changes I feel should be made for the blog.

I will set out one thing right now. While this blog shares a name with postGeek, it is not meant to replace it, and it will not cover exactly the same things. For example, video gaming is going to play a lot smaller role here than it did on the old site. Some posts here are likely to be a bit more personal in nature and cover even more of my rather eclectic interests than I did in the old site.

I'm also planning on taking a more bloggish approach, posting comments of various lengths at various times rather than trying to post a regular article at set times every week. That kind of more formal approach will be reserved for the relaunch of the original site.

For those who happen to be stumbling on this for the first time, a quick synopsis: About a year ago two of us got together and decided to do a website aimed at gamers who have lives. Thirtysomethings with jobs and families who still like to game, but who can't spend a huge amount of time being a geek like a teenager or someone in their early twenties can. After a few months of regularly updating three times a week with articles and reviews, the host for our site crapped out on us. Since then, the fact that we are gamers with lives has prevented us from getting the site back up and running.

The name postGeek comes from the fact that according to a good portion of society we should be past the foolish geeky interests that amuse us. We should be in the post-geek phase of our lives. Of course, we aren't, but we are in a different stage then we were ten or fifteen years ago, so we adopt the name of postGeek to describe ourselves. That's the theory anyways.

As I already mentioned, the old site focused on video games, but I also have an interest in board games, miniature painting, anime, history, politics, religion, game design, journalism, foreign (to me) cultures, and many other areas more or less geeky. Some of them we touched on at the old site, and some we didn't.

In any case, I'm back, and I'm looking forward to getting things going again. Hopefully someone out there will appreciate at least some of what I post here.

Thanks for reading!

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