I figure it's been long enough since my last real
blog post. Not exactly sure where this is going to go yet, just going to kinda start writing and see where we end up...
So, how 'bout that Destructoid huh? Site sure has seen some changes over the past few months, some sad moments indeed, I hate seeing people I admire leaving or being asked to leave, unfortunately that's the way business works, only so much to go around at any given time.
I see a lot of people blogging about how the site has changed over the years, how the community doesn't seem as strong as it once was. I guess I can kinda see that, maybe my perception is a bit skewed though, as I still talk to a lot of the former staff members daily, to me it doesn't seem like they're gone. Has some of the soul left the site? Eh, I don't know, I guess that's a matter of opinion. Chris is doing a bang up job as the reviews editor and everyone else is really pulling their own to pump out as much info as possible.
Personally, I'd love to be a bit more involved, now, don't get me wrong, I love posting the TF2sdays and Friday Night Fight posts, but with my work schedule I literally had time for nothing else. I'm hoping that will change soon though, as of Friday, this past week, I am officially unemployed, by choice mind you. This should leave me plenty of time to be a bit more involved with the community, which was my goal from the get go. I would love nothing more than to see the community return to the glory that it was once was.
Shit like this right here is why I stick around and do everything I can for the site/community.
Hmm, let's see, what else is there.....
Oh, so I'll be moving back to the great city of Chicago in a couple of months, that's pretty exciting. I think I've spent as much time as I care to spend here in Florida, it's been almost 30 years now and it's time for a new chapter in my life. I'll miss certain parts of Florida, my lifelong friends, things like that, but I feel like i've outgrown and outlived my time here.
My plan, once I get to Chicago and all settled in, is to start blogging more, start writing for the front page more and just generally be more involved. I would love to start collecting again and posting haul blogs, I miss those days. I miss the people who were really involved in the collecting scene here on Dtoid, damn there were some amazing hauls shown off, definitely motivated me to really focus on my collection.
I guess that's it then, not sure what I was expecting to get out by writing this, just felt like I needed to say hi.
Oh, I want to take a minute to thank everyone here in the community, all of the Sony, Xbox, Nintendo FNF crowd, Nihil and his weekly Hump Day Havok posts, Shadow and the entire TF2 gang, Smurfee for always being late with his Nintendo hostings, everyone who still blogs here in the community section, all of you are the reason why I stick around.
Til the next time!