Welcome to the brand new Holy Shock! I wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for reading the blog. When I first started this blog, I never imagined it being anything more than just a place for me to share the silly things that happened on my adventures in Azeroth.
Alright, now that we have the sappy, heart-felt stuff out of the way let's get down to business! Now typically first posts should talk a little bit about the author and then progress into what the blog is actually going to be about. Well, I think it is safe to say that here at Holy Shock, nothing is ever done the "usual" way. I will let you be the judge of if that has been a good thing or not. Either way, why break from tradition?
You know one thing I have really worked on doing over the last year has been making sure to include some sort of image or quote with every post; however, I hate just throwing up an image for the sake of having one. I try to find one that means something, either directly related to the topic of the post or something humorous that might play off of something that was touched on within the post. Today's image pretty much sums up my feelings about the anonymous internet posters and the not-so-anonymous internet posters.
One thing that I have learned in life is that if you dare to take a step out and attempt to do something different or take the lead on something, then the "haters" are going to come out of the woodwork to let you know that you will fail. Another thing I have learned over the years of leading a guild, writing a blog, and making YouTube videos is that sometimes, they might just be right. Then again, if you never take that chance, then how will you ever know what will happen?
So to all of the "haters" out there, I say thank you. Not for the negative comments, energy, or rants. No, I say thank you because every time someone says, "you can't", "you sucked", "you're gonna fail", or anything else along those lines, it only serves to make me more resolute in pushing ahead and learning from the things that worked and didn't work.
To those who have a dream, whether it be to become a professional athlete, to start your own business, or to create a premier online gaming community, to you I say keep on keeping on baby!
If you read this post and it brought a funny comment to your mind, then share it with us here at Holy Shock or over on the Game Slayer Nation forums! Now get in the games!