- 240 posts.
- Over 400 comments
- And more readers than I'd ever hoped for.
Things are going well for this blog-site-thingy, so why not stop while I'm ahead?
Due to several circumstances, of which most of them are very positive in fact, I'll be closing the site. All the current posts will remain and I'll leave the commenting system online, but there will be no more Game Design posts in any foreseeable future.
Back in 2008 I started this site as a way to think out loud about my passion for game design and it has helped me in many ways. Because of having a "pressure" of having to write posts, I've been constantly stimulated to have an analytical mindset to everything and to actually organize my thoughts to be able to convey them. This techinique, intentional or not, has worked wonders and I think I've "learned" more during this time than I would have if I hadn't run this site at the same time.
During my first month I had 19 unique visitors... The following month I had 404. By now I have more than 10 times that, and considering it's a one man show about someone who's just writing whatever he feels like, I'm satisfied.
In fact, I've even been surprised when I've been meeting people in the industry and they've actually read my blog and enjoyed it. I'm not saying they've learned from it because I don't know.
I actually have a long list with topics I wanted to write about, and some drafts with almost finished texts, but I guess they'll have to be my little secrets.
But as mentioned, this is the season finale. I can't go into much detail at the moment, but there are good reasons for me to not continue doing this.
What I really want right now is to thank each and every reader during this time. You've been what's been motivating me to write and it's resulted in my Level Up!
I hope to be seeing you again, somewhere, sometime. Dun dun dunnn!