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7-21-2008 @ 9:14AM
Mark,Way to judge man. Glad you're perfect, and sorry this lady has figured out how to manage her time. Shame on her.Dear Stay-at-home-wow-player,I'd suggest you write a blog about WoW, and include your perspectives on being a Mom as you play. Talk about dealing with Mom stuff, and keeping a raid schedule up. Or whatever it is you do.If you've found a way to balance your Mom duties and WoW duties, I'm pretty sure that's something others would like to read about. Head over to Blogger and get started. Just write what's on your mind, and you'll find an audience quicker than you think.Thanks for writing in, and sorry Mark chose to be a @#$% about it.Boom
7-21-2008 @ 9:54AM
Agree with Boom about Mark. The writer never said she wanted to spend 16+ hours playing WoW, just that she had 16+ hours to fill. Presumably with a lot of child care and everything else she has to do as a stay-at-home mom, and then she has some time left over.Obviously, this woman wants to feel she can do something constructive with those hours as well; she's not talking about playing more WoW. She has a lot of knowledge about it, though, and wants to use that knowledge in an effective and useful way. Sounds like a good idea to me!As Boom already suggested, you could start a blog about WoW. More generally, I'd say that you wanna look at things you can do on the internet. Your situtation keeps you at home and probably necessitates flexible hours as well. If you think you're up for it, you could look into Community Management jobs or something like that. And there are a lot of internet communities for different classes, different roles (ForHeals comes to mind, but you probably know more of them than I do), that you could contribute to.One thing you're going to have to do is stick your neck out; you are going to have to approach people and ask for a spot on their team. Or you have to create your own blog, and to get readers for that you will, again, have to talk to other people to get links.Good luck, I'm happy to see you want to use your leftover time doing something you think is worthwhile.
7-21-2008 @ 2:14PM
I totally agree here -- the angsty-ness is uncalled for.Depending on the age of the child, there's a different amount of actual hands-on work that has to be done. Young children often spend their time sleeping, and an attentive parent will be nearby and available for the child and still spend time twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do. Kids do grow up fast, so make sure you don't commit yourself to too much by the time baby grows up and demands more attention.I'd agree on the blogging bit -- the original e-mail was well written, so I'd imagine she'd probably be good at writing. Another idea is crafting items -- alot of WoW players love original artworks of their characters (I mean, look at Figure Prints). Finding a creative thing you can do at home while baby is sleeping is always nice -- take a look at the crafting posts on WoWInsider for ideas.
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