Improving and planning on Bjorn the Stormborn

This summer has been busier than past summer holidays for me, but nonetheless a great summer holiday.  Blogging has been a great time to share project works I’ve been doing each week.

Today, I want to share my thoughts on what the process of deadline posts have been like for me, and the changes I’ll be doing going forward with the blog.

Blogging schedule deadline

My blogging schedule for the most part has been an interesting and engaging time for me to be motivated to get my models painted. From my continuing 40k collection series on the Black Templars, Harbinger Legion, Axes of Skarbrand and Liverbone Court.

However, the deadlines were at times very stressful to achive, having to spare some time to paint models to an exceptional standard for weekend posts. It got to the point where I had to stall my blog with hombrew lore posts to give me time to create a backlog of posts for drafts. Since I’ll be back at college in a matter of weeks, I’ll be needing these backlogs to keep my blog alive to keep me motivated to paint.

My reasons for making weekend deadlines is down to my motivation to paint and improve my hobby skills, as well as getting unpainted backlog models done. From my announcement of doing weekend posts to now, I’ve been able to paint more models now that I’ve planned deadlines to push myself to improve my skills towards completing each task.

Motivation 

Recently, I’ve seen my process on posts gradually become more of a chore than a passion for the hobby, having to take photographs and typing about the subject post before deadline. It became less about being passionate for the hobby, and more about getting posts done on schedule.

Posts like the Harbinger Legion and Black Templars series are getting a lot of attention (mainly because of 40k 8th edition being released this year), making me more enthusiastic to produce more content on these posts. I feel like the reception I get from the posts gives me more motivation to continue these projects to push myself on, as I know my hard work has not been wasted.

However, on the other end of the blog, posts like Lore of the Grey-manes and some AoS posts don’t get the same amount as the 40k posts. Sadly, motivation to do more of these is mixed at times. I’m hoping now that the new GHB 2017 is released, I’ll be able to push on continuing my AoS related posts.

New blog name and changes

I’ve decided to rename my blog as ‘Bjorn the Stormborn’, a fitting title for a make over to the blog. As you’ll notice, the name and image is heavily AoS inspired, this is because I want the blog site to be more AoS focused than Warhammer 40k and my art work. However, this doesn’t mean that the lesser two aren’t going to be featured regularly on the site.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I’m going to be going back to my old ways of blogging, where I’ll be posting one or two posts on any day of the week. While I still have a deadline to fulfil, at least I’ll be able to have free reign to not be as stressed for time as well as the task not being a chore.

Finally, I’m going to change a few things for AoS posts and the 40k posts. I feel that it’s about time to change the way I present the blog posts, and make them more appealing to read and see. Rather than making hundreds of series posts on different collections, I want to condense them into three blog post titles including: Art, AoS, and 40k (not including Silence of the Shroud series). 

So here’s a shortened list of what changes will be coming soon:

  • More focus on Warhammer AoS with painting guides, (novice) gaming advice, hombrew lore, faction related subjects and (uncommon) battle reports.
  • Warhammer 40k posts will still be around, but will be less frequent than AoS and art posts. The Bkack Templars, Harbinger Legion and Silence of the Shroud collection series will still be ongoing.
  • Art posts will be returning to the blog very soon now that I’m back doing my art projects. There will be process stage works, techniques, final evaluation and advice on each project.
  • Blog posting will be once or twice a week now, as well as making changes to the way I present my blog posts, 

While I can understand that some of these changes might sound weird and confusing (my wording can confuse even the ‘Changer of Ways’ itself), it’ll make sense through the coming weeks. If you have any suggestions of constructive criticism to share, post a comment below, and I’ll reply back as soon as I can.
That’s all from me for now, I hope this post was helpful enough to explain the changes that I’m planning for the blog. The next post to come out will either be next Wednesday or the week after. Watch this Space!

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Thank you for reading this post. If  you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn Stormborn

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