No problem, I enjoy writing especially when one can expect even a rather more intelligent response. With a game like this, where there are people of all ages playing, it's nice to find somewhat like-minded players around.
I get what you mean by the time-consuming part. Personally been three times server winner, twice building the winning WW. After every server you're exhausted as ever, and don't really want to play anything, especially anything that involves food, starving troops and real time strategy. Still, server after server one keeps going through the same old routines. Fun, boredom, exhaust, win. At worst times you lose and feel like you just wasted a year or more. That's life though. Wasting a year here and there.
And back to RuneScape.
It's absolutely true, that ones way of writing and keeping updated blog motivates the player itself, but also other players. Positive feedback from other readers feeds the motivation, and the circle goes on. Actually, once I watched over 10 hours of gameplay video on YouTube, about a guy who started a game he had never played before, until he finished it. Even though I had played the game myself, I still could "live through" the feelings of discovering things and finding all sorts of odd and hilarious things. It's often humour that keeps things going. After running about 1000 laps around, dressed as a monkey to gain digital score levels - not even close to the maxium - really requires some humour to realise what you've been doing past few days.
So far I've really liked the way you write, no pressure, but keep up the good work. You will find many things that will keep you interested for weeks, months and even years with this game. I've actually played this game half of my life, as odd as it sounds. Sometimes you wonder if those whopping 127 days, or 3048 hours of gaming could've been better spent doing something else. Think if I were using those to learn doing things. I could be a master pianist, speak perfect french, dated dozens of girls or.. Simply play and sing french songs to beautiful girls. But I didn't. I spent time front of computer clicking things up. Don't get depressed about this though, in overall I enjoyed my time and had fun. And well, I still have played guitar for years, speak rather functional English and have better girlfriend I could've hoped for. And, 3000 hours divided for 10 years makes it only 50 minutes a day average. Needless to say, there were days when I spent hours and hours roaming the lands of Gielinor, slaying dragons and simply - being a hero. If you can sound any more geek, feel free to try.
But as you said you don't mind taking tips, I could give you a few. First of all, farming is not that bad of a skill. It's actually one of the easiest and most rewarding skills as soon as you'll stumble over the beginning, growing potatoes when basically you gain xp faster just waiting for grass to grow for raking. Not really, but you get the point. Actually, you might want to do a bit of research in terms of farming, and farm trees if possible. Lower level trees (normal and fruit) are usually very cheap to buy, but give rather decent xp. Farming herbs, potatoes and other stuff isn't really worth it before the high level herbs (which, done right, can yield nice profit).
One good bet for making money is the good ol' fletching. It seems like you've got already a hand out of it (not literally), so basically just keep doing. Making yew and maple longbows (especially adding strings to unstringed bows) can yield like 200kish profit per hour, and some very decent XP. For a hardcore efficiency-troll, 200k is not much, but as I read your blog - I assume it's quite a decent pile for you. Actually reminds me of a story back in 2003, when I was collecting money for my first Rune 2 Hander (which by the time was the coolest thing there was - which anyone wanted - like a whip or rapier of early days), I fished lobsters for a week at Karamja. It was slow money, but boy was I happy with my Rune 2 hander. I don't think it lasted a week before I lost it in the Wilderness. Back to lobsters it was. Point of the story was non-existant, but it used to be very hard to reach even 200k coins. Now it's like everyday pocket-penny for a midstage RS gamer.
Another tip is that there are really no "bad" skills in RuneScape. There are ways to get a "decent" skill out of each and every one of them, though some skills are obviously fair bit more enjoyable than others. Getting quests out of the way early, and unlocking content like Tears of Guthix, Penguins Hide and Seek and Troll Invasion offer easy and fun experience weekly/montly for skills of your choice. If there is a skill you particularly don't like, doing those really saves you some trouble and gray hair (no pun intended).