Well, well, well... look who finally showed up!
Hey guys, I have finally found a little bit of free time and I thought it was high time to dust off the keyboard and check in with everyone. I hope everyone has been having an awesome summer! I cannot believe that we are now heading into Fall. No really, because it is like ninety degrees here where I live!
So, when last I checked in, I spent the entire post talking about how my life was changing and then went on to talk a little bit about things I was hoping to do with the Holy Shock brand, I suppose that's the right word. Well, as we can see, I did not really do too much around here. Now my YouTube channel has stayed somewhat active during this time, but consistency has always been my Achilles heel as it were.
So today, I am hoping to turn that corner and begin to spend a little time focusing on the site as a whole. Much as my life has been changing, so too has the games I have been playing. Where I once spent an ungodly amount of time playing World of Warcraft, I now spend far less time playing and more time enjoying games such as Hearthstone and Minecraft.
I have recently delved into the world of cryptocurrency, which is mind boggling at best and scary as Kil"Jaeden in a dark alley in the middle of the night. However, I am really enjoying learning about the various coins and programs in that marketplace. I am sure if you pay attention to my YouTube channel, then you realize that I have definitely gone all in on cryptocurrency.
Within the last week, I believe I have found my newest interest... silver! I don't know if it is the kid in me who thought pirates were cool or if it is the part of me that as a kid thought Scrooge McDuck was the coolest cartoon character ever, but poured silver bars and coins are just mesmerizing to me! So I have really been diving deep into gathering as much knowledge as I can about the various types of silver (constitutional, junk, and poured).
Aside from the gaming, cryptocurrency, and silver, I have been spending most of my free time with my family enjoying sports and everything that the summer has to offer. It's been a crazy wild ride the last few months and it is not looking to settle down at all, but you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way!
So that brings me back to Holy Shock and what the future holds for the site. I have spent a lot of hours over the last few weeks really thinking about how and what to focus on around here. At the end of the day, the reason that I feel that Holy Shock drew attention was because of the personal aspect of the blog.
In the very beginning, this blog was a form of therapy for me. I had lost my Dad and was in a pretty rough spot. Holy Shock became a way for me to focus my mind on something other than all the bad and instead, share aspects about gaming and life from my perspective. Over the years, it grew and changed, much as the games we played changed. During the course of my time with Holy Shock, you all have been with me through the death of my father, changing jobs multiple times, dealing with being diagnosed with anxiety, divorce, and probably a million other things I cannot think of at the moment. In truth, Holy Shock, and the community behind it, have become as much a part of my life as my own family. So how could I ever step away from such a supportive community?
The answer is that I cannot! Instead, I plan to go back to the beginning and just focus on sharing the things in my life that interest me. I plan to merge the blog and the videos together here at the site, as I always had intended. Most importantly, I plan to continue this journey we began back in 2008! So get ready! Holy Shock is only just beginning!
I can hardly believe that it is almost the end of March! At the beginning of the year, I had a laundry list of things I wanted to do here at Holy Shock. Some of them, such as getting much more video content up over on YouTube, have been progressing as planned. While others, producing content here, has been lacking... as they say.
While I am not one who likes to post the random update post of desperation, I do feel it is far overdue for me do one. I mean honestly, it was either a post here or a video version of it and I can promise you that you do not want to stare at my face while I attempt to explain what all is going on in my life. Trust me!
So what have I been up to? Well, honestly... I got married on March 10th and I have been really focused on transitioning from the viewpoint of "my home" into "our home". I can truthfully say that I have never been more happy in my entire life and at the same time, never more scared! Scared you may scoff! Absolutely! I am an extremely difficult person to live with and I know this. I am regimented in my ways and more stubborn than practically anyone I know. Need proof? Just go back and read through some of the older posts here on Holy Shock! However, for whatever reason, my new wife loves me in spite of me and so I am working hard on not letting me mess myself up.
Naturally with all the adjustments, things have been a little less consistent with the YouTube channel, but that should be worked out in the next couple weeks. I am actually looking forward to getting back to playing some games and sharing those games with all of you! So don't worry, there will be plenty of shenanigans to be had by all.
Something else I am getting back into is e-Bay! I have a ton, no joke there, of stuff like comics, sports cards, videos on VHS and DVD, magazines, tabletop games, and a whole lot of other stuff that I am looking to sell and I figured why not go back to e-Bay? So with that, I am adding a page here to the site (again) that will contain the items I have up for sale over on e-Bay. The one thing to remember is that I am really, really, really, really slow at updating stuff, so always remember to go and check the e-Bay store directly for what is actually current.
Well, that is gonna do it for me as I hear the sounds of the kids arriving home from school! I will see you all next time!
Happy hump day everyone! Hope your day is going great! Mine has been pretty good so far. Yesterday I had this strange urge to play WoW, so I logged on my account and looked over all of my characters and debated on whether I should just start fresh or jump back into the fight with an established character. I cannot stand the thought of starting all over again, so I chose to log into my Warlock, Emprius! It was not long before death and destruction was raining down all around Azeroth! I am having a massive urge to get back into WoW on a more consistent basis lately, which should translate into a lot of activity happening around here. For now, be warned, something wicked is out there and he might be closer than you think.