In the year 2018, I want to take the formula I established in 2017 and rather than changing it, simply refine it. Adventure Rules is in a good place right now, and I think the posting schedule and content that the site has become known for is a good place to be. This is not to say that I am resting on my laurels – simply that I want to take this bare architecture and add all the trim and furnishings that will take it from functional to livable. In order to do this, I have three goals for the year 2018:
GOAL #1: COMMUNITY
The most important Adventure Rules goal. Adventure Rules should be a place where gamers from all walks of life can feel safe, enjoy themselves, and participate in conversation. I want all of my articles to encourage discussion and I want to be actively participating in the discussions on other blogs as well. I will make reading the blogs of other people a priority and try to discover new bloggers to follow each week in order to expand my role in the community. I will participate in the community events hosted by other bloggers as well as hosting my own. Adventure Rules should be a blog that is actively engaged with the WordPress game blogging community, and I will do my best this year to make that happen.
GOAL #2: QUALITY
A new goal for 2018, I want to focus on improving the quality of my work. This does necessarily mean that I will cease utilizing my unique voice in order to become a perfect-grammar robot, but I wish to find ways in which my voice is effective while addressing the ways in which it is confusing. I want to eliminate small spelling errors, poor structure, low-quality pictures, and any content which could be off-putting to someone new who wants to become a part of the adventurer community. I want to do Adventure Rules better in 2018.
GOAL #3: CONSISTENCY
Consistency was my #1 goal in 2017 and I achieved it on a grander scale than I ever thought possible for myself. However, I want to improve it further. There were times in 2017 where posts were missed or where a filler-update or “sorry, I’m not here right now” article was used to count for a scheduled post on the site. I want to get ahead of the game and stay on top of things, be more organized so that whenever I need a break or something has come up that would take away from my writing time, the blog is still covered. I want to do my best to make it so that no 9 AM on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday goes without a post on Adventure Rules.