One of the toughest things about maintaining this blog has always been content creation. It’s not so much the creation as much as it is a combination of making time to do so and battling the overwhelming urge to stop myself because of views or perception. History shows I have had numerous false starts and cancelled features despite a large buildup to generate buzz and interest. If you’ve never done something like this before then you are missing out on the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with putting your heart into something and then having it go over mildly. This year has been no exception to that roller coaster but I have persevered.
I should clarify that my intentions here are not to get famous and quit my day job. In the past I would have loved to have hit it big like Phillip DeFranco and other personalities of the time. Instead I’ve geared this version of the site to being more of a spot people might end up for interesting articles or takes on the world based on tags and keyword searches. So far, I think that has been a successful format and a lot healthier for me. On a personal note, maintaining this site is a double edged sword for me. I’ve consciously decided to remove things like Instagram and Facebook from my phone because they actually depress me. I still find myself getting obsessive about traffic and return visits here but more than ever this is the therapeutic release I need to just clear my head. And if you read these, THANK YOU.
One of my favorite ways to clear my head since a young age has been to play video games. I come by it honestly too, I come from a family of card players, board gamers, and video gamers. Competition is in my blood. To combine my love for writing and gaming I decided in the Spring that I wanted to replay a list of my favorite titles from my childhood, adolescent, and young adult life. This involved a months-long process of hunting for games at various resale shops, comparing prices, and obsessing over a goal to create a solid stream of content for late 2018 and early 2019. I’m pleased to announce that tomorrow, the 13th, marks the start of the Gaming Nostalgia Series. I’m hopeful that a few of the titles I’ve picked are also some that are special to my regular readers as well, but the prospect of sharing some oddities is also a driving force behind my decision to begin the series. An incomplete list of titles is available at the link above, and I am still taking suggestions for games you want me to play!
There is no clear timeline in place for content there but it is my hope to publish two articles a month. The list is only getting longer as suggestions and my own research turn up more and more titles to check out. There is also the business of my secret gaming project as well, hoping to have that published for you next month.
If we don’t talk again before the end of the month, I hope that all my US readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that my international friends are getting into the holiday spirit. I challenge everyone to take some time before the end of the year, dig out an older favorite title of their own, and enjoy their own nostalgia.