My Gaming Articles From The Past.
Kind of a personal informal blog rant....
I wrote professionally about games in the past for a couple sites, but Gaming Today was by far the most lucrative. I was checking out GameFront today which basically took over Gaming Today years ago when I was working for Ziff Davis Media (1Up Network) and they let the property go in bankruptcy. GT was one of the places I wrote for and would say it was an enjoyable and well paying gig for the most part. I did mostly marketing work for the site, but also wrote a lot. To my surprise, they imported most of my articles into the new site. It looks like there may have been a database problem because some articles now have strange characters or formatting in them, but the bulk of the writing is still there.
Skimming through the articles, there were winners and losers, but I definitely noticed a pattern in my writing that may have not been obvious. Towards the end of 2007 and into 2008, I experienced a series of complete mental breakdowns which put a pretty fast stop to me being productive professionally and academically. Lately, I've been feeling more mental clarity thanks in part to some new programs at the VA, so things are looking up. I think I might get back to writing daily even if it's on a complete amateur basis.
After GT, I started Kezins.com which actually got tons of traffic every day causing me to upgrade hosting plans every other week it seemed. Lol. Problems with hosting paired with personal things I had going on really took the site down even though it had a ton of momentum. I hate toot my own horn often. But I was an underground social marketing master then. I don't know what it would take to get back to that stage. We even slowed down sites like Kotaku with some of our articles they'd mention. I guess I had options to get things going even more, but just couldn't keep up with everything. The hosting issues were really the excuse but there were underlying issues that caused me to fail.
I guess right now, my main goal is to get more organized and back on a path towards true productivity in any field in the next few years. I've kind of been a zombie for 6 years now. Here's one post Owen made about us on Kotaku that kinda made me laugh with the word "infamous". We actually put out quite a few controversial articles during a short span of time...
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Photo from my very first blog gig (1PStart) which no longer exists but by far my fondest memories. One of the three is still highly successful in the world of tech and blog gaming, so that's definitely cool.