Just When I Was Worried that I’m Not Blogging Enough

Dear Mr. Montfort,

I do not want to cause offense, merely offer a suggestion: would you
consider removing the parts of your blog that clearly do not deal with
interactive fiction from “Planet IF” (http://www.planet-if.com)?

While I am not saying that your posts are not intersting or that the term
“interactive fiction” should only apply to text adventure games in the
narrow sense (and while I appreciate the articles on Game Design and other
forms of interactive fiction that appear on Planet IF), the sheer volume of
your blog posts, along with “Grand Text Auto”, sometimes tends to drown out
anything else.

12 Replies to “Just When I Was Worried that I’m Not Blogging Enough”

  1. Well, some of the posts have nothing to do with IF, so they shouldn’t end up on Planet IF. If people are interested, they can subscribe to this blog here. I subscribed to Planet IF because I wanted IF-related posts.

  2. Funny, I rather enjoy seeing these posts on Planet IF. They may not always be related to IF, so there is a point to those complaints, but it’s almost always related to storytelling, writing, or interesting events.

  3. I think there’s a point there, too. I tag my posts on Post Position to indicate if they’re about IF, and it’s fine with me if Planet IF drops Grand Text Auto and everything on Post Position but those.

    I mainly wanted to mention how nice it is to wake up to an email from someone who doesn’t want to read what you’re writing.

  4. Please keep things as they are, Nick. While I’m not always interested in the Grand Text Auto stuff, Planet IF isn’t nearly drowning in content.

  5. Count me among those who enjoy seeing all your posts (and Grand Text Auto) on Planet-IF. I would be disappointed if they were removed.

  6. Nick — You might know this.

    What’s a big website with a lot of games, some of them interactive fiction, that you play online? Allows rating, has forums, you can become a member but you don’t have to to play?

    I was just there a few days ago and I can’t find it.

    [randomly posted to your most recent blog post — think of it as changing the topic to something more positive!]

  7. I prefer to see IF related posts only. However I enjoy your posts. They aren’t annoying, unlike those messages on Planet IF that link to twitter messages that have you going around in circles to discover nothing.

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