Site Stuff: Focus on Video for A Spell…

Wow, Remember These?
Wow, Remember These?

Hey folks, how are ya? I’m chiming in because I’ve come to a decision recently that I want to share with y’all. Given that my time and energy seem to be in fewer and fewer quantities of late, and yet I still want to keep this site fresh, that’s something I’ve been failing at lately. Besides the weekly podcast, sometimes a week will go by without a post, and I’m not thrilled with that.

Therefore, I’ve decided that to make the most of the time and energy I have, I’m going to focus a bit more on video-based articles for a spell, as they take less time and energy than textual articles. I know we’ve talked about this before, and the reaction was mixed. Believe me, the last thing I wanna do is push people away or alienate anyone, so please know that I still plan on doing textual articles as I’m able. This just means there will be more videos hopefully more often in the coming months.

The reasons for my lack of energy, time and motivation are several. First, my commute robs me of energy and motivation by the time I get home. I wish it weren’t so, but I’ve got to be honest about it. I’m hoping that we’ll be moving closer to my job later this year, but that isn’t certain. Secondly, along with the move, I’m hoping that moving to a larger place with a second bedroom I can use as an office will definitely help with writing and motivation. Right now my girlfriend and I live in a smallish one bedroom apartment, and my PC is in the main room, so if we’re both here, I feel I should give her my attention. She’s very supportive of me working on this blog, so this is solely my own deal, and having my own space to write would really help. The lack of having a specific space to write isn’t helping (maybe I need to find one that isn’t here for the time being…hmmm….).

Finally — and this is the reason I hate the most — with what little energy I feel I have, I selfishly want to play games for myself, rather than for the blog. That’s a stupid thing, I hate it, and I’m working on it. I have to own it and try to balance it all in my heart and in my head. This leads to this inane cycle of guilt that is tough to get out of, but again, I’m working on it.

That’s why I think focusing on video will help a bit with at the very least, motivation and time. I hope y’all understand my decision, and thank you for reading my ramblings. :) Again, don’t worry, I’m not giving up on textual articles entirely — never, ever, for the written word is still one of my favorite things in the world — I’m just slightly tipping the scales for a while so I can try and keep the site fresh and keep as many people — including myself — entertained as often as possible. I love you guys, thank you for visiting, and hope you’ll continue to do so. :) Have an awesome day.

Author: Brian Rubin

3 thoughts on “Site Stuff: Focus on Video for A Spell…

  1. Brian, I think you should be gaming for yourself first, as doing it mainly for the blog only leads to fewer and fewer motivation. Games are meant to be fun, and if you come to consider it a chore, your site will be effectively dead. That being said, I hope that you will find a balance that keeps you going and gives us fresh space game content to digest. :-)

  2. Totally agree. Games are meant to entertain – when it becomes ‘work’ – the hobby loses a lot of appeal. I mused about writing a game blog of some sort over the years, but at the end of work day I just want enjoyment, so I have never bothered. Kudos to you for doing it, but it is a balancing act.

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