I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
This thread is the result of me deciding to promote my blog a bit more. It's something I encourage you all to do, if you're interested in getting more exposure for the stuff you post (I realize that not all of you are, so ignore this post if you don't want your blog to reach audiences outside HonestGamers).
Anyway, there's a popular site called Technorati that apparently does a lot to promote the various blogs around the Internet. You can find it here.
Signing up is free, and once you've done so you will be able to create a profile and then 'claim' your blog. Part of that means making a new post in your blog that contains an HTML link (which the Technorati) site provides. Here is my link:
If you've been to the site's main page lately, you may have noticed that some links have moved. This has prompted some of you to ask what's going on, and to suppose that I was "just being a dumb dick." However, that is not the case. I actually had a good reason for moving things around.
"But Jason," some of you may say, "we were used to the links in their old places."
I know. I know. I was the same way. Then I saw the light. Then I came to understand the (potential) value of rearranging. Did I do it for the money? No, I didn't do it for the money. Or did I?
I spent something like an hour tonight, locked in half-hearted debate (on both sides, I'm sure) with bluberry. He was arguing that the Xbox 360 provides varied experiences beyond what I called 'testosterone-fueled' fare, while I was of course asserting just the opposite.
The discussion ended with bluberry going to bed, pretty disgusted (I think) about having spent most of an hour in that fashion. I shared his disgust, but that's how my evenings sometimes go when I'm coding on the site and there's not much better to discuss. Toward the end of the conversation, though, things turned in a direction that got me thinking about my history with games, and just how much of it comes down to feelings.
Today, I got an e-mail about a scam repayment program the Nigerian government is offering. The problem--the e-mail explained in very broken English--is that many Nigerian con artists (in the e-mail called 'hoodlums') have been taking money from foreigners in various e-mail scams. Primarly Americans were affected, it reported, with 60% of the thefts based in that area. The Nigerian government is so ashamed that it is now offering $100,000 to each victim. Apparently, I was named as a victim by one of those people arrested in connectino with the scam, and now I can receive compensation by simply forwarding my bank details to the gmail address from whence the message came.
Clint Eastwood has been making movies for a long, long time. Several of them I saw as a kid. Then there were some I didn't, like "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," which is in theory the best one to ever bear his name. I say "in theory" because I haven't seen every movie he's ever been in, and because "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly," while an interesting film, isn't always my cup of tea.
Is it just me, or does Suburban Girl look like a really good movie? Sure, it's a romantic comedy co-starring Alec Baldwin (whose only good role ever is on "30 Rock"), but to me it looks like it could be a reasonably enjoyable movie that covers slightly different ground than normal in the genre. Of course, I also liked "Laws of Attraction" with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. Maybe I'm too easy to entertain.
HonestGamers is a cool site. I know it and a lot of you know it, but there are still a LOT of people online that don't know it... but should. My thoughts constantly turn to finding those people and making them aware of this site, because I'm pathetic like that and I think about the site in one way or another pretty much constantly.
Anyway, I've set up a "Links" page on the main site. The page includes a few buttons and a banner for people who want to link to this site. I encourage all of you to do so on any other sites you post on (where it won't be disruptive, of course; there's no point being a nuisance about it and putting a sour taste in people's mouths) so that more people can find out about the site and enjoy the content it offers.