Ok, here's some history of, well, me.
Back in April of 2017, I stumbled upon OpenGeoFiction, and, it seeming interesting to me, I decided to join. I started work on a town in Lonowai District of Gobrassanya. I had plans for the town, but they never went too far before I got discouraged and/or lost interest, and I simply stopped mapping after a little while.
Then, in September, I remembered that OGF existed, and started mapping again. I removed everything that was in that town before and started again. I really wanted to finish the town, I didn't want to just leave something unfinished there and go on to bigger projects in OGF. But, I did. I lost interest again, and the town was eventually just deleted. I pretty much declared to myself that OGF was not for me, I didn't have the time or interest to get back into it again, and I'd never come back.
But I did. So that brings me to now. OGF interests me again, and I want to start mapping. I said last time that I was hoping to permanently become a part of the community, and I didn't. I want that to actually happen this time.
I'm not going to go back to that old town in Lonowai, I want to start afresh. Since I have technically been a member for over a year (I never deleted my account or anything), I can get a country of my own if I want. I think I might do that, but I have no idea where to go.
What things can I do to help myself be a better mapper, and not lose interest or get discouraged? How do I make it seem less daunting to get started? What might be a good country to start mapping in? How can I help myself plan better?
Also, I see there's a forum now. What's different between the diary system and the forum? Also, what happened to the world news thing?
Sorry for the wall of text. If you read it all, thanks for taking the time to do so.