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.
Go to the home page. Look at the top right corner. Wax on. Wax off.
It's just a quick feature I know a few of you were requesting -- you can now have a black or white homepage color ... and something else better than both. Enjoy! We may continue to roll out small little features like this before the full redesign so we don't pull a Windows Vista on you.
In other news, the edit comment button is coming! Thanks for reading us :)
Update: It doesn't work if there's an ad up, apparently. This is currently affecting our Canadian readers. I had no idea, actually. It just goes to show how real the separation of church and state is here between our ad company and our tech and editorial team is.