Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since there has been a post on this blog…and that is for a couple of reasons which I will go through very quickly.

  1. I have been working a great deal and just haven’t had the chance to sit down and do a proper blog post.
  2. I have been working mostly on Nologam. We are growing a steady rate with newer people joining the server and the community every day. We are looking to get the rate of new members increased, but what is more important is activity.

Over the past year, I have had a simple landing page for Gamers and Geeks with a simple ad about becoming a part of the network. Initially, my plan was to create a network where users from network members could discover new sites, communities and blogs and thus increase activity and exposure. I have had one email regarding that…and that went down the pan.

For now, we are going to keep the name ‘Gamers and Geeks’ as a network name and use that for Nologam and then maybe change it if we get any new members into the network.

As for this site, I closed it off a couple of weeks ago because Spam bots had got in and I was getting emails like crazy, but I have re-opened it with a new Spam filter thing called “CleanTalk”. If you use it, let me know how good it is. I am really interested because I may consider getting it for Nologam since there is a bit of a spam bot problem (but most of the staff seems to be dealing with them before I get to them which is awesome).

For the future going forward, well, that is something that I haven’t decided on. There is a lot happening outside of the PFN to start something new. I feel that at the moment, I should stick and try to improve Nologam and get the results that I am ultimately looking for, rather than wasting my time, energy and money on something that isn’t going to be around for a long time.

Now, onto my life stuff. Oh boy, what a up and down time we have had over the past 6 months of this year. My grandfather left us just a few days before his 80th birthday from Motor Neurone Disease and of course, it was a massive shock to me as it is the first family funeral that I have ever encountered. Even now, nearly 5 months on from his death, it is still surreal that he is no longer with us. The house is just not the same and it’s hard for me to go into the sitting room at times because I expect him to be there in his seat watching the TV. I explained this in the previous blog post, so there is no point in writing it out all again.

My health…oh boy…
Ever since I was born, I have had a Twisted Gut and thus have had problems with going to the loo. For the past few years, it has gotten so bad that the left side of my stomach (from my POV) was inflated like a balloon and it hurted. This wasn’t trapped air. This was my bowel full. I was in bed from the Saturday to a Wednesday and then I went to a doctor and he gave me a suppository and if that didn’t work, then I had to go to the hospital.

After having this problem for so long, the suppository worked. And I started emptying my bowel. It took about 6 sleepless nights for me to empty my bowel. 6! Unbelievable. Since then I have been going at least once a day to make sure everything is right. That is ok, but as of a few days ago, I have seemed to miss a day and now, I can’t go (but I am working on resolving so…hopefully I will be ok)

Anyway, that is enough from this long winded post and hopefully you haven’t been grossed out!

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