Running Out of Steam

It turns out, we missed two milestones here on the Daily SPUF and I didn’t even notice. The 2200th and 2300th articles whizzed by and I was completely oblivious to it all, and now we’re closing in on 2400 articles. In fact, the 2400th article is only a few days away and I don’t have anything prepared. I don’t even have any plans for a 2500th article aside from writing about it. Of course you readers were all oblivious to it all as well because the only thing that says how many published articles we have is on the admin dashboard.

What makes things more awkward is just how many of those articles of mine. Currently, according to WordPress, over half of them are mine, about 1230 of which have been published. Simply put, the majority of Daily SPUF articles are written by me. Who they are written for, I have no idea, I mean, they’re written for you readers, but the audience seems to vary quite a bit.

Lately though, writing has been quite hard, and frankly you might have noticed a drop in article quality. Pumping out 500 words a day can actually be quite tough sometimes. Sure, I’ve had things to write about lately, but sometimes it’s not quite enough. To make matters worse, it also feels like I’m rehashing old things and, well, frankly I’m repeating myself. Okay, to be fair, I’m going to end up repeating myself sometimes because things need to be rewritten or updated or whatever. That’s going to happen. But I’m probably accidentally repeating myself as well since I have written so many articles.

The articles that aren’t duplicates though, they’re kinda hit and miss. Like, I wrote a rambling article about thoughts for a new Saints Row game the other day and frankly I had no idea where I was going with it. It’s like I have no direction right now. Even the Warframe well is running dry. I’ve covered most Warframes and am too lazy and/or exhausted to move on to other games.

Unfortunately, what you are all seeing is me running out of steam. There’s only so much I can write and frankly I am really, really fucking tired. I’m utterly exhausted all the time. I was supposed to have been on holiday the last week or so but with all the interruptions I’ve had and the way my brain works (it’s impossible for me to put something aside and solve it later) mean that I just don’t feel rested. That and I just never ever stop writing and I’m somewhat unwilling to ask aabicus to write articles for a week again.

All that being said, all you readers are still going to get a new article every day. Because that’s basically what I do now, and it’s not going to stop. After all, SOMEONE needs to write all these inane articles and we’re not going to get to 2500 articles and potentially even 3000 articles without me.

Plus, I have a demented drive to write 500 words a day. I’ve been doing that since January 1st 2016, I’m not going to stop now. I guess I just have to look into some articles about keeping my writing spirits up.


Also known as Doctor Retvik Von Schreibtviel, Medic writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Medic has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

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