Sweating The Small Stuff!

Sweating The Small Stuff!

Hi everyone, gather round I need to have a word.

I’ve sat down in front of my computer, several times this weak, with the intentions of writing blog posts. Maybe letting you guys know what I’m getting up to, perhaps some gaming news, who knows. The reason no one knows, yep, no body knows because I didn’t write any blog posts this weak. Every time I’ve sat down I’ve been fixated on my website banner image.

The current image has nothing to do with gaming and even less to do with me. I’ve tried to sit down with Photoshop to remedy that, drawing can’t be that hard right? It turns out it is very hard, at least when your blessed with the minuscule amount of artistic talent I’m brandishing. Lets just say my talents don’t stretch to drawing, I’d have had more luck if I’d handed my 3 year old a pack of crayons and commissioned her to draw it for me.

I may be forced to use the same banner I use for pretty much everything online. That was created for me by a member of my twitch stream audience, back when I used to live stream. He admitted to not being an artist but still wanted to do something for me to help me on my way. I’m thankful for him doing that for me because without that I’d have nothing and I’d probably still be rocking the default twitter egg and whatever the default Twitch and Facebook avatars are.

I don’t know what it is about me, I get fixated on one thing and just can’t move forward without that issue being resolved, no matter how small it is to me it seams huge. Like a mountain forming in front of my very eyes, blocking my progress. Maybe it’s OCD, maybe it’s me being a failing perfectionist, I don’t know.

The One thing I know is that this is only my second post and I’m already floundering. I wish I could say I’m surprised and I expected myself to be flying along with this blog, but I’m not surprised. I’ve tried so many things in the past, only to come across obstacles in my path. Failing to over come them, I usually just turn back and give up.

This time however I wanted to try and scale that mountain, that’s what spawned this blog post. I know my blog looks like crap and I know this post has nothing to do with gaming. However, if I didn’t write something I’m scared I may never write anything and this venture would be yet another one that I fail at,slipping by the way side, never to see the light of day. I don’t want that to happen, so please, have a little patience with me and I promise, I will attempt to get my shit together. I don’t know how long it will take but I will try my best.

See you on the next one!

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Here Goes!

Hi there!

I guess I should start by introducing myself. I’m WhiteCaneGamer, yeah I know, the name of the blog kinda gave that away.! As you might have also guessed, I’m really into gaming. What might not be so obvious is the fact I’m interested in PC gaming. I own a PS4 but my son uses that mainly, along with his Wii U.

My name also hints at a little something extra about me, in addition to my hobby, yep, you guessed it. I’m blind. Let me go into a little more detail. I’m legally blind but I do have some residual vision. This has given me the chance to play games, such as Minecraft and Stronghold Kingdoms, two games I really enjoy, however, these are two games that are, as far as I am aware, completely inaccessible to other blind  gamer’s or at least those with less vision than me.

Now on to the details about me, those that you can’t figure out for yourself, just by looking at the name of my blog. At the time of writing this I am 29 years old. I have recently become married to my long term fiancee of 12 years. She, luckily, is also really interested in gaming. This gives me a lot of opportunities to indulge in my passion, that along with the fact I have a young son and an even younger little girl, enables me to add all kinds of gaming goodies to the White Cane household.

As my eye sight deteriorates I will be forced, not reluctantly however, to look into games that are accessible for all blind gamers. This has given my hobby a little focus. I’m at the start of this journey, so I thought it would be a good time to begin this blog and share what I’m learning, with all of you.

Please, keep coming back to be the first to find out what I’m getting up to. You’ll also see a lot of changes coming to the blog over the coming weeks as I add content and change the layout, artwork and add a few features. I look forward to this little adventure of mine, and I look forward to taking you all along for the ride to.