Archive for June, 2015

Turning a page

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

In December of 2001 I registered this very domain, for no real reason other than to teach myself how the process works, and in January of 2002, I added the first blog (of many) to this site as a place where I could talk about video games, techie things, and whatever other random nonsense I could come up with. In the intervening 13 or so years, I added 16(!) additional project websites for more focused discussions with nearly 1700 posts in more content management systems than I should probably admit. I learned a lot and I wrote a lot, and I had a lot of fun doing it.

But, for better or worse, the web is a different place now than it was then. The concept of a blog appears to be dying. Or maybe it’s metamorphosed into something else.

Regardless, the concept of blogging, for me, has outlived its usefulness. And after a lot of hemming and hawing, I’ve decided to close this blog and the other video game blog I currently update, This Videogame Rocks!.

It was a tough decision to make, and one that I’ve been wrestling with for months. I had a lengthy post all written that went into excruciating detail about my decision, but it all comes down to two things: blogging no longer satisfies the creative itch for me, and readership is low enough that pouring hours into creating content on a regular basis seems kind of silly.

So, what’s next? For starters, this site (in some form or another) will stay up for as long as I can keep it. There’s a lot of my personal history here that I’d hate to lose. And as for me? Well, I did start up another site (I know, I know), but it’s more of a living resume and isn’t really related to games at all. I’ll probably still make the occasional video or write the occasional article somewhere. I may even rejigger this site one day. It’s been a big part of who I am for so long that I can’t let it go away completely.