It's funny how time flies, isn't it? I almost forgot to take notice of the fact that today is the third anniversary of my first entry. When I began Grognardia way back in 2008, I had no idea I'd still be going at it more than 2000 posts later. In fact, if someone had told me that I'd be averaging close to two posts a day every day for three years, I doubt I would have believed it and yet here we are.
I started this blog as a place to "think out loud" about the games of my youth, especially Dungeons & Dragons, and I was happy that anyone took an interest in what I had to say. Somehow, without any planning on my part, it seems to have grown into something bigger than that -- dare I say an institution of the old school renaissance (or is it that I belong in an institution ...)? I continue to be humbled and amazed by the fact that so many people continue to drop by every day.
Writing is a very lonely vocation and, while I'd continue to write even if no one read what I had to say, I won't deny that it does my heart good to know that what I'm writing is being read. I especially appreciate those of you who've personally taken the time to tell me how much you've enjoyed what I've written, often relating to me stories of how it has either improved your own games or even led you back to the hobby after a period of absence. I admit I find the stories of the latter sort particularly gratifying and I consider it a job well done to have played even a small part in preserving and expanding the mad love we all share.
Ultimately, that's what this blog is all about: sharing my obsession with other obsessives. I'm not doing this for money -- oh, how I wish I could say I was -- and I'm not doing it for fame -- or what passes for it on the Internet. I'm doing because something inside me drives me to do so, likely the same thing that's driven me to continue getting together with friends as often as I can and entering with them a world of collective imagination. But then I don't have to explain this to anyone who visits here regularly, because it's an experience we all share, regardless of when we entered the hobby or what games we prefer.
Thanks for sharing the last three years with me. Here's to the future, whatever it holds.