The summer. Revered by everyone in society except for gaming bloggers and journalists. The summer drought is the true test of a writer's ability to come up with interesting and creative content out of nothing. Though the middle months do give gamers the opportunity to backtrack into the shelves and feel ashamed for not completing classics. I plan to do so with Final Fantasy XIII, Burnout Paradise and Mercenaries 2.
This blog is still a newborn in the blogging world, therefore lasting as long as my blogging career, and finding meaty content during the summer months was something I feared. The trouble of maintaining a gaming blog without reliable access to the industry is somewhat difficult. Luckily, I have a book beside me full of ideas regarding current problems, the future of many genres and the industry, and random thoughts I have on the state of journalism.
Through the content, I am still trying to find my voice and what people prefer to read. The question usually boils down to critiquing what a website has posted, posting about a game, or speculation. And what content will generate the most traffic. I am not trying to sound greedy or businesslike, but producing content for a blog isn't always just about enjoying said content. While thoroughly enjoying the process of building each separate post, learning things and carefully manufacturing a collection of ideas fluently, as bloggers, the number of readers is always a concern.
Over the next two months, mainly until the release morning of Gears of War 3, expect more posts focusing on the ideological side of the industry. For example, examining the free-to-play trend or life of a genre after a behemoth dies. Posts not only attention-grabbing, but test my skills as a writer and a producer of content for all of you to read.
Please check back often!