I’m delighted to announce my first post on the Red Storm Rising Wargamer’s Blog, a critique of several classic technothrillers. Elsewhere on the blog you can find an AAR and Detailed post on Canadian doctrine.
I’ve blogged here for over two years now, and my topics have ranged from the ultra-serious, as with the COIN wargaming post, to the silly and goofy, from the mundane to the strange.
It’s OK. I’ve spent so much time and effort long ago trying to be PLAIN AND NORMAL (caps on purpose) that didn’t work. I’m myself. Sometimes I have to remind myself of my own strength, and say “Coiler, be Coiler. You don’t have to be, or write like _____. Just be yourself.” And I’m taking that lesson to heart.
Being more tolerant of myself has also helped me become a lot more tolerant of other people and their tastes as well, I’ve found. So it’s very helpful and useful overall to me.
So it’s November.
It’s gonna be real busy for me, so blogging may be limited in both number of posts and their content, especially in comparison to last month’s blast of posts.
I set a personal new record for most posts in a month-and that’s not including this one.
See what posts I made in this month of heavy blogging here.
I will share, for your pleasure and amusement, a blog that I recently found providing a “play-by-play” of a theoretical World War 3, the classic fiction and wargaming topic.
This is Third World War 1987. By my incredibly low standards (read: I’ve seen so many downright awful World War III stories on the internet that anything exceeding them is at least good in perspective) it’s good, and certainly readable. Not the best, but far, far, from the worst either.
I posted on Baloogan Campaign well before I started my own blog, and still regularly post there.
Yesterday I made a new post there. The Broken Staff-The (In)Effectiveness of Militia,
I have never posted two blog posts in one day in the years I’ve been blogging. It’s become a sort of weird tradition. Part of it is that I like to take my time and get more involved with writing and/or thinking of posts, but the habit of “don’t post more than once a day” has become a kind of informal rule.
Well, now I’ve broken that rule. Hope this helps me blog better, and not just more.
In lieu of a proper Command Fiction, I will link to my latest post on Baloogan Campaign talking about one of my “worst” scenarios-the infamous Myanmar Defense.
And of course, I leave the reader to ponder what “WE HAVE OVERFLOWN MYANMAR AS A SIGNAL” actually means.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all readers.
I was suffering from writer’s block, looked at the stats, and realized that the next post I’d make would be the 100th I’d made this year. So, I’m impressed by how much writing I’ve done so far.
100 posts in a year. Incredible.