Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Keep Calm And Start Again

Posted: 08/01/2015 in Blogs, General
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Its so bizarre. You can go from having nothing to say to having everything to say. You can go from drifting through life to having to pick yourself up by the scruff of the neck and ploughing through the world. Normally this tends to happen when things get a bit tricky and this time is no exception (that’s a discussion for another post).

I’m currently in that position right now. So many things have happened both in the physical world and in the digital world that I feel I need to commence the writing, but where to do that?

I have been seriously toying with the idea of making Google+ my one stop shop for all my musings, and its still not a bad little shout, however its one place to be used cautiously I feel. That just leaves this little pocket in the interweb. My old Lashings blog, and why not?

So here we go! 2015 and then I’m going to kick this place into gear. Times have changed, I’ve seen certain aspects of things that I once held in high esteem in a totally different light and vice versa. I need somewhere to let off steam, and to just drivel, so why not here?

Lashings of Liam is back, and this time it will be used!

By the way, I’m still getting comments saying that the “forcing Twitter into webpage mode doesn’t work”. Of course it doesn’t. I wrote that when I used to have my Blackberry Playbook, and despite a big disclaimer on that post, I’m still being asked. The tactic no longer works. Sorry!

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It’s been a while

Posted: 08/10/2013 in General
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Seven months to be exact. I had every intention to create a fantastic new blog focusing on E-sports and everything that they contain. It never happened though, and I don’t regret it not happening. Here’s why.

In March I started a new job, after ten years I left ASDA for pastures new, moving from Telford to Derby at the same and moving in with my other half (and her parents at the time). In July my beautiful son was born (all 6lbs and 13oz of him), and in September we moved into our very own little house.

With all of this that has been going on, I’ve very little time to do anything else. I’m hoping that when it comes to blogging I will be able to squeeze the odd post here and there, they might not necessarily be on any one particular thing, more than likely whatever I feel about talking about at the time, but hey! It’s my blog, I can do what I like right?

When it comes to gaming that’s pretty much come to a grinding halt. I dip into World of Warcraft every once in a while and sometimes a bit of Diablo too, but you’re talking about 2/3 hours a week, if that. When it comes to technology I’ve got some cracking devices now.

I replace my Lenovo “Ultrabook” with a Samsung Series 5 laptop (with monster specs). It was purchased second-hand from CEX, but the price was a steal for the machine! When it comes to mobile phones, I’ve gone from Sony Xperia Z to iPhone 5 to Nexus 4 to Samsung Galaxy S4 (the latter being my favourite one of the bunch). I’ve even got rid of my Nexus 7, and replaced it with a Samsung Chromebook at the weekend.

Speaking about the Chromebook, I love it! It does exactly what I need from a “laptop” at the moment. Being so deep in Google’s ecosystem meant that the Chromebook felt like an extension of what I do anyway and not like a new product. It’s fluid, smooth and well just a joy to use. £229 well spent!

Anyway that’s you caught up with me so far! Fingers crossed I can pump the odd occasional post of randomness out for you guys to read. I do miss writing so hopefully I can jump in every now and again.

Time will tell.

For the last few months I’ve been trying to figure out how to “redefine” my blogger experience. I’m not the greatest of writers but it’s something that I enjoy doing from time to time.

A brainwave started to develop in my head a few weeks ago “why not a website focused mainly, but not exclusively on competitive gaming”. What do I mean by that? Pretty much what it says. The main focus of the website will be to focus on gaming on a competitive nature, but I won’t ignore important tech or general gaming news.

The other thing that I want to try to do over there is highlight those who might not be in the professional spotlight. I feel with any sport (especially e-sports), that without a solid semi-pro/grassroots base, then the professional scene would never be as huge as it could potentially be.

To start with it’ll be just myself posting, but if anyone ever feels like guest posting, then I will always welcome them!

So what is the future of Lashings? I’m not going to take it down, and will save it for those rare occasions when one of my rants might not fit into a gaming/tech category. 🙂

I’ve just started the ball rolling over there, but please check out and add Competitively Zerged as I hope it’ll mature into something to be proud of.

Thank you for your time 🙂

Part 2 of my guest post on the wonderful Trollish Delver website has been made available.

Once again I’d like (once again) to thank Scott for the opportunity to write for him

The post can be found here

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Today I had the honour of writing for Scott Malthouse and his website “The Trollish Delver“. It’s in two parts with the second coming up tomorrow.

The post is called – “Guest Post: Who can be counted as a casual MMO gamer? (Part 1)

I want to thank Scott for the opportunity to write for him and if you’d like to follow him on Twitter or offer your writing services to him then I’ve included his Twitter handle after the break.

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Well that lasted long!

Posted: 11/11/2012 in Blogs
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 You know when you have an idea, implement that idea, and then wonder why you had done it? Yes welcome to my world!

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Good day everybody.

Well it’s been two and a half months since I last posted anything to blog, to be honest it’s mainly because my focus has been elsewhere. However, I was walking around Burton yesterday and quite a few ideas started to crop into my head. Over the next couple of weeks I “plan” to do the following.

  • Return to a more frequent posting schedule
  • Change the theme
  • Update the pages
  • Remove the categories and refresh them

Those are the four things I know I definitely will be doing, I have a couple of other things in my mind but they will need to develop before I can really put them into action. I’m quite impressed by the number of visitors that this blog gets each day despite my lack of postings and It’s partly due to that why I’ve decided to return to do it again!

New Contact Information!

One of the first things that I have done is set up an individual email address and Twitter account for this blog. (Facebook and Google+ pages will hopefully follow)

E-Mail – lashingsofliam@live.co.uk

Twitter – @lashingsofliam

Keep an eye peeled for changes to this blog!

Thank you 🙂