Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some musings on blogs, and local gaming stores

I just don't get it. You'd figure there is nothing to this "blogging" thing. Yet, I cannot for the life of me get the formatting of my photos correct. I can never seem to post them so a viewer can "click to enlarge". I'm of average intelligence, so maybe it's the system? Oh well. I'd love to get some feedback from you on how to manage this beastie called blogging!

Local hobby stores. They're getting harder and harder to find. I just made my first visit up to Maplewood, NJ to browse at Maplewood Hobbies. Great store; huge selection of paint and FOW items, friendly owner and patrons, and pretty active as well. Huge upstairs gaming area with 3 or 4 tables. Very nice, and a great visit. Then the owner told me he's having a difficult time staying open. This isn't the first time I've heard this. My local store, Gamer's Realm in West Windsor, NJ has told me the same tale.

Years ago I had a dream that maybe one day I'd open a hobby store. It makes me sad to say I'm relieved I never realised that dream. I guess it's the "internet revolution", and nobody even thinks of buying from a brick and mortar store anymore. I wish both of these stores, and their owners, nothing but the best. It would be a far more boring world out there without them.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Good to see you back. The pictures I post usually work, but sometimes do not. Not sure why, it is the same computer, same operator etc.

Matt

Greg Sapara said...

Thanks Matt!

The posting with the 5th LI for the AWI is coming up in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

GregS

airhead said...

Hi Greg thanks for the great blog, I've found that if I move the pictures in the post before posting it on line they will not re-size when clicked on. 9 times out of 10 there fine if I don't move there position before posting on line.

All the best

Airhead