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Motivation Can Be Tough.
I want to continue to improve on my article presentation and the site’s appearance so that eventually people will want to stay once they actually manage to find my website; my whole goal is to get my writing out there to the world, on my own terms (I was apart of “Games Abyss” as well as “SFX-360” which is know known as “Digital Noob” and paired with Electronic Gaming Monthly. I have plenty of opportunities to work with others but I want to make it as a solo writer).
Something I could benefit greatly from is “Networking”. Talking with other reviewers and their sites and people who know the business and make some allies. About the only person I currently have that I chat to is one of my main motivators “OtakuDante” who runs “OtakuDante’s Gaming Inferno” as an Xbox Live Arcade Game and Xbox Live Arcade Indie Game Reviewer. I need to talk with more people and get my website link on their pages and try to find a way to share traffic and eventually establish my own base.
I have a FaceBook Page, YouTube, and a Twitter, but it may not be enough when it comes down to it. Other mediums exist such as Tumblr, Instagram, and other resources that I have not tapped into simply because I have gotten comfortable with the social media outlets I have already mastered. All of us know that if you do not evolve with the times and stay with the “here-and-now” that we often fall behind and are easily forgotten; think about what happened with Blockbuster and NetFlix, for instance.
It is inevitable to admit that, while I want to write alone, I may not be able to successfully break into the industry full-fledged without some help from others. Networking is something I will more actively have to seek if I wish to grow the site.
Expansion has been my main topic but as far as solo expansion I will need to post my website EVERYWHERE. Right now, I have it as a signature on outlets and forums that I post on, I have it in my Xbox Live Profile, and I tweet about it nearly everyday, but I need more people to visit my website AS WELL as like my Facebook page in order to get repeat visitors and eventually those that will grow to love my style of reviewing.
Not only that, I want to begin to hold promotions like some other sites do; maybe if they like my FaceBook page and retweet a specific Twitter message they will get an opportunity to win some Microsoft Points or PSN credit, a video game, or maybe some anime/manga books I will give away (Wish I thought about this before I sold them to Half-Price Books .__. ). Also, I need you all to help me with this, spreading them around and everything. I mean, I can do it solo and I plan on doing it, but every little bit will help.
I do not plan on stopping this time around and going as far as I can possibly go, I just hope that in the end I will gain what I am seeking by being a reviewer who can stand on his own terms… or at least an offer from the MLG or Game Informer. Heh. Thanks for reading! Sayonara!