Recently I posted about the end of Deviant Robot's involvement with the gaming meetup events. I also spoke in that post about how those events had come to define the project for many people. It would therefore not be unreasonable to ask, and indeed many people have, if we aren't doing the gaming events… what are we doing?
I have a firm idea of what I want to do and how I want to get there, but I want to build up to that slowly. One thing I learned from the previous phase of Deviant Robot is not to get too far ahead of myself. I won't be outlining the long path to world domination, but to give you some indication we do have plans for new articles, podcasts and even new events with a focus on interesting ideas. We will be talking much more about these things in future posts.
Another lesson I learned from our previous efforts is to try and communicate more clearly and more frequently. Letting people know what you are thinking, and taking them with you along your thought process gives them a chance to help, offer suggestions and correct your mistakes. Actions can easily appear erratic if they are based on information that only you are aware of, so hopefully talking more will also help people understand the path we take. It also removes the pretence of assumed infallibility that's projected, unintentionally, when you make decisions unilaterally. Mistakes will be made, but that's all part of the adventure.
The Deviant Robot blog will be used to, amongst other things, share my thoughts and experiences running the project; as well as let you know what we are working on. I hope that you will both follow and be part of our adventure.
More to come soon. :)