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It's a glorious morning with hardly a cloud in the sky. Sitting on the train I watched a couple of small clouds dissipate and fade to nothing, no doubt as the air warmed. It got me thinking about impermanence and change; nothing specific - I wanted to note it, perhaps for later.

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Looking back through my site history there have been different occasions where I've compromised and let an external service determine what I did with the blog?

It is interesting, therefore, to see Jack wrestle with the same thing: does he follow his gut and give microposts titles or does he hold off because doing so may damage engagement on micro.blog.

When faced with similar choices I relented. Jack hasn't and is doing what he wants to do regardless. I have the utmost respect for him for doing so.

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Drafts says I'm 3383 words into my blog's change history with 8 months still to go. This is getting bigger than I expected.

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I've not played World of Warcraft since November and been unsubbed for quite a while. As a tank (Protection Paladin) I started getting fed up with the attitudes of people in Raid Finder so switched to DPS (Retribution Paladin) for Legion.

The change was fun (for a while.) Not having the responsibility of tanking reduced some of the stress but, sadly, the crappy attitude from many continued which really put me off jumping into raids. The guild we used to raid with fell apart towards the end of Warlords of Draenor meaning it was Raid Finder or nothing. I chose nothing.

There's only so long you can play solo content before it becomes boring, and when you can't complete quest lines without raiding you wonder why you're bothering.

So I quit despite pre-ordering the next expansion. I just wasn't enjoying it any more.

Still, people who think they know better (and think if you don't have an achievement within two minutes of it becoming available then you don't belong in their raid) aside, I miss tanking. I miss being a big part of why a group succeeds or fails. I miss being in control of what happens in a fight.

More than these I miss the teamwork and the social element of playing with others, with a group all working towards a common goal.

That's right, I'm coming back!

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I love this follow up to Om from Brent Simmons:

"to read a good blog is to watch a writer get a little bit better, day after day, at writing the truth."

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