I was a Teenage Gamer - 009 - 03/01/2011 - Destructoid

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I Was a Teenage Gamer is the weekly journal of an extremely competent young man pursuing his goal of becoming a staff member at his favorite independent gaming blog, Destructoid. Beginning on his 19th birthday, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime while sharing his experiences and thoughts as a video-game addict and spilling blood, sweat, tears and a variety of other bodily fluids.

Hey, everyone! No, your eyes did not deceive you. As the top header now mentions, ITG is changing to a new weekly format as oppose to a daily one that I had originally planned. Why? You want the truth!? It's because I can't stand you. Any of you. And I'm tired of telling you every freakin' detail about my life! FOR GOD SAKES!

Okay, enough overly used references. The idea to change Teenage Gamer over to a weekly segment was proposed by several commenters in my last post. And I have to thank you guys, genuinely! I wasn't sure if I was doing this whole thing correctly and it was even harder not knowing if the whole journal was even good enough to warrant people giving it that kind of attention. That any of you would even care so much to offer suggestions means a lot to me! So thanks!

Here's why a weekly segment is going to make a lot more sense:

Firstly, I will now have more time to write my articles out. Things were already squishy enough through the holidays with work, family/friend time and other projects. Now with school back on the playing field, I'm going to have to balance my time a lot better. By switching to a weekly segment I'm gonna have a lot more time on my hands and feel less stress and pressure through the year. Because a glorified diary is incredibly intense upkeep.

Secondly, by having ITG done on a weekly basis, the posts will be longer, higher quality and better thought out. I hate to admit it, but something deserving of a post doesn't necessarily happen to me everyday. That isn't to say my life isn't the amazing rollercoaster of high-octane thrills that my other posts have lead you to believe it is. Because it is. But you guys don't really need to know (and likely don't care) about everything I have to say on any-given topic. And those random video-game oriented thoughts I have throughout the day? Well, they generally aren't enough to mold into an entire blog post. However, I think a whole weeks worth of those thoughts would work out quite well. I'll also have more time to think things out and craft ideas that will actually be relevant to your interests.

Also, I don't want to flood the community blogs with low-quality, useless ramblings. That ain't cool. It also destroys all the remaining credibility (street or otherwise) I have on Destructoid. What I wanted for this series was something that hopefully, people might look forward to reading every now and than. Informative and interesting and somewhat well-written. Somewhat.

I know being an associate editor isn't easy. Writing for a living is not simple. When I see a ton of new content on the frontpage of Destructoid, I get really excited. I don't know why but I feel like I have to read every article, otherwise I feel like I'm wasting something. Probably because I am. I want to fully enjoy (was trying not to write "savor") everything that I can from this website. All of its content is important to me! And that includes everyone at the community. I'm not a huge commenter, and I think I should change that, but I love reading everyones posts. I remember when I first came to Destructoid and would constantly scour the Monthly Musing articles and I remember thinking, "How did they learn to write like this? Where do they get this from? I mean seri- ... Crap. My controller fell behind my bed again. Damn. Okay, reach. Reeaaach. Nice. Now my hand is stuck. OUCH!" Something like that.

I firmly believe Destructoid is home to the best blogging community on the Internet, gaming-oriented or otherwise. I'm super glad to count myself as part of your team! Also, my Pixel Bro, Chill Bro and fellow Captain "Thunder Thighs" Falcon, Azzerare made me this gorgeous theme for Google Chrome. Pink + White.


Also, expect a new Pixel Bros soon! We will do it, promise!

And expect my next post this Friday/Saturday and every Friday/Saturday after that! Leading right up to my birthday at the end of this year! Hope you all had an awesome holidays and heres to an amazing year.

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