My first attempt was in 2009 using Blogspot, and I got five posts into things before canning it because my random posts were barely as exciting as burnt toast.
A year later, I gave it another shot on Blogger, designing the blog to sync up with the publication of my book Unplugged. Since it was a nonfiction book, it gave me clearer topics to focus on – video games and digital culture. Blog No. 2 was far better than Blog No. 1 but it still only lasted a few months before it started to feel like mind-numbing, soul-sucking work…so I quit. Again.