I haven't been able to spend as much time directly on the HonestGamers site over this last week as I would have liked, and unfortunately that won't change much over the next 2 to 3 weeks or so. Here's why:
1) I'm working on the Demon's Souls guide for another outlet. It pays teh bills, plus I'm loving the game and having reasonable success in creating a fantastic guide. I also will get a review out of the whole deal (a review that will appear exclusively on HonestGamers shortly after the game's launch).
2) When I'm not working on the guide, I often have to be at work for my wretched day job. That's going to be even worse starting the day after tomorrow, as I've got two weeks in a row to look forward to where I have 40-hour schedules... this despite me being a 20-hour worker. I hate these long weeks, even under the best of circumstances. They drain everything out of me and it's all I can do to not spend all of my outside time sleeping or watching TV. My day job makes me understand why people might turn to alcohol.
So anyway, those two reasons will keep me from being as active on the site as I'd like, but you don't need to worry that I'm no longer paying attention or motivated to keep things moving forward. I just might not comment as much in threads that interest me, or in response to blog posts or whatever else. I won't likely post as many news stories, either (as you've probably noticed the last 2 days or so).
I'm still around, though, still excited by some of the content that I see coming from you all. I look forward to being more visible again in another three weeks or so--and itermittently in between--when I hope to be able to produce more reviews and catch up on some things I can't spend much time with just now.
Why the update? I feel like you all deserve it. The site won't go anywhere without your continued support and I appreciate the way you've all been pitching in with such excellent content. I don't want you thinking that I'm turning my interests to other things, because I'm absolutely not. The site remains my priority and with any luck, the next year or two will see a lot more growth and a lot of the sort of stuff that can keep everyone excited about continuing to be involved in the HonestGamers project. That's one reason I'm spending as much time as I can right now to take on side projects. The sooner I get enough money to pay down my debts, the sooner I can brush annoying personal stuff to the side and really buckle down to push the site forward.
Anyway, that's enough of all of that. Thanks for your ongoing support, all of you. Let's keep having fun with this!
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|zippdementia - October 03, 2009 (01:08 PM)
Thanks for the update, Jason! Good to know this site has a place in your heart, still! I've always said this place has amazing potential and if utilized correctly in the upcoming network age, could really be a powerhouse for reviews!
|aschultz - October 03, 2009 (04:00 PM)
I know what you mean about wanting to get back to writing. I thought I had some reviews to buff and pull from GameFAQs, then they didn't go so well. Then I got distracted by a script at work I'd wanted to write for a while. It's important for me and for several other people, but I hate being away from gaming/writing for gaming. Plus I may've needed some time off after writing for Ultima: Warriors of Destiny.
Oh, also, there are times when a book beats a game hands-down for me.