Destructoid used to be my tiny personal blog on the web, and now it's grown into this crazy monstrosity of a gaming community. Needless to say, I'm proud of what we've done and optimistic we can do a whole lot more. I've been at this with all my heart since 2006. I really love what I do, and hope you enjoy our writers' work.
Left to right: Me, Jim, Rey, Dale, Conrad.
You can learn about the history of Destructoid on Wikipedia, there's a pretty nice article about some of the things we've done in both editorial and charity work.
As for me, I'm pretty busy working on the future version of our site most of the time, so unfortunately I don't get to write as much as I would enjoy doing. I do go outside sometimes. The best thing I've ever done is volunteer. I didn't mean to dress like Luigi, it just kinda happened.
My primary job now as publisher is to keep the editorial team happy and build new features for you guys, our readers. I'm also one of the site's front-end programmers, so I'm always doing stuff behind the scenes. It's a lot of fun for me to switch jobs around the company and do a little bit of everything. I draw inspiration from a few places you may have heard of:
Thanks for checking out my blog today! I realize you have many kitten web sites to visit today, so I appreciate you strolling through my site and supporting what we do.
I come bearing gifts with spread arms and legs! Don't be filthy, it's an innocent gesture.
New private messaging system
You can now send PMs to Dtoiders that don't have forum accounts. You'll spot the new PM buttons next to the comments of a user or on the new top-right section of their cblogs. You can also send them with a challenge to play a game, which sends a special type of PM with suggested timestamps and an RSVP link. Outbound PMs appear in the new "inbox" link at the top of the page and the person you PM'd gets an email as well.
New Cblog layout
Notice the buttons on the top right of my blog header? How about the new tabs below, like the "my comments" one? You can now stalk each other more easily. Enjoy!