January 5th, 2009

I'm making science!


I've made no big secret at my lamentations at my IRC channels being pretty dead these days, but I continue to keep the fires burning, hoping interest might start bubbling back up.  And honestly, there are some definite good moments in both of them, but they are few and far between lately.

I know what the big problem is.  It's two-fold really.  One is that I am not a message board person.  I come around for awhile, but they're just such a pain to keep track of, that they get tossed aside pretty quick, due to being a huge time sink.  I much prefer real time 'face to face' chatting.  Easier to follow, more personal, and much more immediate.  Heck, I rarely even bother with e-mail.  The second half being, I've never been much of a self promoter.  Coupled with not being much of a message board presence, how the crap do I get people in there?  I hate popping up on a message board for the first time in months, if not years, to be a dick and say "Hey, come over to my place to talk, screw these guys!"  Heck, I feel bad about doing that if I *am* a regular. ;)

This is a constant issue in my brain.  I love chatting, but it seems like such a pain to get others to want to.  #SubCafe and #Comicbooks both have their regulars, fortunately, and are far from dead at least.  Although there are weeks when they sure look like they're on life support.  I'd hardly call it a New Year's resolution, but I would love for 2009 be a year of rebirth for these places, to get them somewhat hopping again.  I've got a few, probably bad, ideas puttering around my head.  This isn't the last you've heard of this, not by a long shot.    I hope. =)

I've kinda shoved a few things to the side in recent weeks, and are making my IRC babies my focus for a little bit, so here's hoping.

There, a nice long post for being quiet for a few days.