I have a blog?
So I've got a blog here now too? I've only been on this site for about two weeks now, and I've started to form my opinions.
I like chess.com as a website. Although, playing against a person rated 2200 has reminded me of why I gave up chess all those years ago. Back when I was a member of a very small local chess club, I was in a strange position. There was no one at my intermediate level. I could easily win against beginners, but the experienced members beat me as easily as I won against those new to chess.
This game isn't fun when there is no challenge, I couldn't offer a challenge to the experienced members of that club, and the beginners offered no challenge to me. I ended up quitting that club, and this is the first time I've come back to chess.
I joined because the newly formed Esperanto group was looking for members in an Esperanto forum I read. Although, so far all anyone's done in that group is post introductions in Esperanto.
I thought of forming another group of my own too. I saw there are a couple Star Trek fan groups here, but no Klingon one. HISlaH, Esperanto Hol tlhIngan Hol je vIjatlh (yes, I speak Esperanto and Klingon) -- I'm a geek/nerd too, you don't need to tell me.
Anyway, the groups I've been watching don't seem to have much activity. Which makes me think it would prob. be pointless to form a Klingon group. After all it takes a village to raise a group, or something like that.
Now I'm tempted to whine that no one's really paid attention to me. I also know what BS that kind of a whine is. To get attention, all one needs to do is step up and make yourself noticed. I really don't know about myself sometimes; knowing the solution to my problems but for whatever reason not taking action to fix them.
Ah, having been on this site for just 2 weeks (more or less), the honeymoon is over. Yes it's a great website, but all the cool stuff here no longer has a "wow factor" for me.
The only way I'm staying here is if I find people at my skill level who I can both challenege and be challeneged by them.
Also standing up, making myself noticed and making friends on this site would be a nice thing too. I'm not good a making friends, and while making myself noticed is an easy enough thing to do, it isn't really one of my favorite tasks either.
So I either need to make this place fun for myself or leave. It's up to me. The question is am I up for it?