On August 9 2013 WordPress let me know that it had been four years since I started this blog. This was my first post.
On top of the anniversary I missed, this post happens to also be my 400th on this blog. I had thought about doing some sort of retrospective, but that’s just introspective navel-gazing that wouldn’t interest anyone. Nor is reaching post 400 something I really want to celebrate; it’s just a thing.
I have thought for a while that the future of blogging (well, my blogging) requires the creation of more video content. I can write 4000 words on how Bioshock: Infinite is one of the most overrated games released this year, but a 3 minute video would have been able to show rather than tell the same thing and probably be more interesting too. So moving forward I’m going to try to do something along those lines. For a while I’ve wanted to critique that Polygon launch ‘documentary’ that Microsoft funded. That came out a year ago and was filled with unintended hilarity worth mining.
I’ll also be going back to my Kickstarter analysis and looking at 2012 in its entirety. How many successful video game Kickstarters from 2012 actually gave their backers what was indicated?
This takes time, of course. I’m stuck with the busy blogger’s dilemma: do I do a few long posts, or lots of smaller, less time-intensive posts? The latter is the way to success and readers, given that blogs are only as relevant as their newest content. On the other hand, I’m never going to be the next Gawker or Kotaku or “Here’s Ten Pictures of LOLcats in Video Games We’ve Linked From Another Site” kind of author. Or at least, I hope I’m not.
Unless it pays well. If that’s the case, I’ll sell out for the dollars and write about how awful it is for video game publishers to not act in the best interest of gaming while collecting as much free swag as possible.
After all, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!
Anyway, here’s to the future: it comes to us all, ready or not…