So what exactly is it that’s taken up so much of my time the last couple of years and dragged me away from something I love so much?
Actually it’s several things and it’s somewhat complicated.
I think I really started to drive away in 2010 when my father died. Just had more important things on my plate at the time. This one and my other personal Blog I did keep writing here and there but my crime site still pretty much sits and sits and sits.
Facebook probably has a bit to do with it as well. Most of the other Jawja Bloggers are on Facebook as well you see and it’s so much easier to sit down and write a line of garbage than to actually think about what you’re going to post and well, post it.
Work also had a lot to do with it. I was sent down to south Georgia in August of 2012 until October to run 8 stores. Crappy Internet connection, etc…
Anyway, all of these just sort of came together over a two year period and took my attention away from writing anything. Then along came Ingress and that’s all she wrote.
Ingress is an augmented reality game from Niantic Labs, a division of Google. Currently it’s only available for Android but iPhone version is coming pretty soon.
Calling it an augmented reality game is like calling the winner of the Kentucky Derby a nag though. It’s so much more (and it’s a huge fucking time suck as well.)
Ingress aims to take you away from your PC and your house and makes you take a look at the cool stuff around you. It can involve a LOT of walking (352 kilometers so far) and driving as well if you want to.
It’s also really a social game as well, at least if you play for any length of time. I played line wolf the first three months and then started meeting people from outside of my area. Since then it’s been ON.
I’ve traveled for the game… Chattanooga, Nashville, Savannah, all over the state of Georgia and eastern Alabama. I’ll be in Birmingham June 7h for an event and there are several more scattered all over the world.
I’ve made countless new friends playing, both online and in person. That part is quite similar to blogging and I enjoy it. I’ve also introduced a few people to the game as well, including family members.
Really the best way to see what it’s all about is to just get the game and check it out but be warned, it’s higher addictive lol. ingress
If you’re on Facebook or G+ there are also open communities there that you can get more information from as well.