This month, I've been playing games like there's no tomorrow. I think by the time November has ended, I'll have written something like 15 reviews. It's crazy.
I plan to take a bit of a break in December. I'm sure I'll still review a lot of games, but I don't foresee myself playing through as many as I have in November... nor do I want to!
Playing through so many games has really improved my general skill level, but at the same time I'm not able to really absorb everything that's beautiful about the games. It's kind of like walking outside and suddenly you feel like staring at the clouds drifting lazily by overhead or the way the breeze stirs the trees as the ocean stretches to the horizon, except that you can't because you have to go to work.
I don't want reviewing to feel like my 9 to 5 job, and this month it's starting to do that. So next month, I plan to play and review fewer games. Instead, I'll probably go through and do the stuff on the site that people don't notice. I'll probably add a lot of screenshots, tweak some game listings, maybe post some cheats...
You won't be seeing me as busy on the front page, maybe, but I'll be getting things done and I won't be getting myself sick of playing games. I love how this site is growing into the awesome resource and community I always knew it could be, so it just wouldn't do for me to get burned out right on the verge of all of that coming to fruition.
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|Suskie - November 24, 2007 (09:37 PM)
Your frequent blog posts do a great job of reminding us how much you care about (and work for) this website. We appreciate all the hard work you pour into HG!
|Felix_Arabia - November 24, 2007 (09:56 PM)
I have ambitious plans for this Christmas break. Expect me to finish up some ongoing projects.
|EmP - November 24, 2007 (11:09 PM)
Continued congrats for being the second hardest worker on-site.
15 in one month beats my record out convincingly.
|sashanan - November 25, 2007 (09:29 AM)
Even my C64 spree from back in 2001 was only about a dozen. Nice job!