The final post for 2015: Thanks for your support

notepad-with-pencil-of-spiral-bindingSo, 2015 is almost at a close so this will be the last blog post for a week or 10 days as I’m heading away on holiday tomorrow for a few days to try to relax, test out my new mountain bike and have a change of scenery.

It’s been a relatively good year, video games wise for me, although perhaps I haven’t played as many games as I would have liked (I’m sure I can rectify that next year: I am to finish some of the many partially completed games on my Steam list).

It was a year of some average, overhyped AAA titles and some unexpected surprises.  It was a year I finished one part-time job and started a new one, which turned into a full-time job not long after. It was a year of highs, it was a year of lows. It was, well, a year.

The blog itself seems to have gone from strength to strength, at least I think it has as it seems to be picking up more subscribers and readers, but during at least one point during the year, I contemplated shutting down the blog. I wasn’t sure I had the energy to keep it going, whether anyone would care if I kept it going.

But I did keep it going, obviously, and that was due to you, the reader that has supported the blog. I know this isn’t the biggest or best blog around and it’s popularity is tiny compared to the numbers I got when I was a blogger for a major online news site, but I appreciate that you take your time – no matter how small that amount of time is – to read (or, at least, browse through what I’ve written) my ramblings on this forum. I really, really do appreciate it..I want to thank you for your support. I know this blog is never going to get thousands of viewers every month or be “The World’s Biggest Gaming Site” but I appreciate every single reader that visits. Seriously, I do.

The blog market, and the video game blog market especially, seems to be crowded, with more and more writers clambering to reach the top and be the next big thing. I don’t need to be the next big thing and I’m not going to promise the world to get you to read.  I’m too old for that now. I just want to keep writing content that will, hopefully, engage readers and keep those loyal ones hanging around for a little longer. I hope my experience speaks for itself and keeps loyal readers around for at least a few more months.

So, that’s it for 2015. As far as the blog goes, I want to try and step it up a gear in 21015: Post more regularly, have more content, generally make it better.

So,  have an awesome New Year’s Eve, whatever you have planned. Play some games, relax, drink your favourite drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and here’s to 2016. May it bring challenges and new surprises. See you on the other side.

 

7 thoughts on “The final post for 2015: Thanks for your support

  1. Keep it up Gerard! Have been a fan for many years and still avidly read your articles…if only these online news sites would realize how valuable a good and fair game writer is!! Looking forward to more reviews and better games in ’16. Simon

  2. Hi Gerard. As others have commented previously, your blog is a source of great enjoyment and credible game reviews. Your writing style and ‘common man’ perspective in articles is to be commended. I always enjoy checking out your blog. Please don’t give up and I wish you and your family the very best for 2016. May we have some great gaming experiences ahead of us….

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