Over at Gamers With Jobs Sean “Elysium” Sands pens his 200th article since the site started in 2003. It is by no means a small feat, one that I also managed to accomplish. Twice. Now that I’m sneaking up on my 500th article on this site, I thought I’d take some time to reflect on some of the highs and lows of this site since I started it back in 2002. It’s almost embarrassing to see what the site looked like back then, but look if you must.
We can go back further, to back before I had a domain name, but that effort would look absolutely amateur.
I’ve changed the guts of this site no less than 3 times along the way, each time causing more headaches than I was prepared for. Fixing the self-referential links on this amount of articles is a bit of a pain anymore. I’d recommend avoidance.
In the years that I’ve been doing this site, there are of course some articles that I’m particularly proud of:
- My vacation from the site
- Video Game Box Resume Project One and Two (which actually scored me a job in the industry)
- 10 Games for $10
- Use a Game Boy Camera for a Webcam
Of course, they’re not all gems. For a time I tried my hand at being a commodity blogger and realized that it was a whole lot of work to scour sites and post up the same news as the ‘big boys’ but with different snarky comments. Those articles were boring to write, boring to read, and devoid of almost all value.
So, my daily updates about what’s going on that particular day have waned, which is just as well. They were boring to read and boring to write. And though I’ll sometimes lament that this site has been around so long without making a significant impact, I’m pleased with the position it has and the direction it’s going.
Right, enough of the reflective navel-gazing. My neck’s getting sore.
Irregular updates ahoy!