I started Tachi Gray as a YouTube channel to share the things that I love - video games, role-playing games, and geek culture - with a larger audience than I have access to in my daily life. I like to think that those who watch and enjoy my videos take something away from them and that it helps them get a better experience out of their game, etc.
The thing is that the YouTube channel lends itself really well to video games and some gadgets, but not so well to role-playing games and other geek-fu. I'm definitely planning to have some RPG videos put up in the not-too-distant future and I do see video helping with parts of that, but by and large I have more to say (or write) than I have video type footage to pair with that type of content. In essence, I hate the idea of viewers checking out one of my videos, expecting a video show, and finding instead me talking a lot with not much going on with the video itself. That's not what you watch videos for.
And as great as Twitter is, some things that I want to share require more than 140 characters to get across.
Hence, why I looked blogward. Why Blogger? It's free, integrated with other things that I do (namely YouTube), and it's easy to manage. In the past when I blogged, back when it was fresh and cool and not a business model, I used TypePad and it did everything it promised, but if I can get this service for free I'll go for it. I'm saving up my pennies for, amongst other things, a new PC and I can't justify paying out the cash when I can get it for nothing.
So there you go - the start of the Tachi Gray blog.