It has been quite sometime since I updated this website; in fact, the last time that I actually posted something to RoKtheReaper.com was when I made another site announcement way back in late June of this year!
It covered about why I had not been posting that much, about my “writer’s anxiety” and a few other things; I did work on all of those things and despite me not having updates, I meant every word I said in that update. The problem I ran into was a lack of real willpower to continue on with RoKtheReaper.com; I had nothing to gain it felt like, so I just decided it was best to just focus on having fun with gaming and other things. The problem is that I had ignored what working on my own projects does for me.
Going to a job I do not want to go to every weekend for 12 hours a day takes its toll on you. Sometimes you will find that you fall into a routine and become another mindless cog in this machine called life, its automation driving you to repeat the same mediocrity day-in and day-out. I was depressed, for lack of better words, and I had no idea WHY that was. The problem was simply a lack of fulfillment, a lack of true goals, and a lack of true ambition because I had basically given up that my life could be anything more than it is right now.
Since I finally got my act together, I want to take this time to thank those who have stuck by me regardless of my inconsistency over the years. I also want to thank the gaming companies that continue to send me information as well as review material without me asking; you guys are amazing.
If you are a frequent visitor to this site or have been here before, then you know that it looks vastly different than it did when I made that last update back in June. There’s a very big reason I changed everything about the site; mobile.
As far as aesthetics, the site I thought was pretty good; the problem was that it was not optimized for mobile phones. I realized I probably did not get a lot of returning viewers because the website looked so bad and was really hard to navigate on phones; not only that, but you had problems viewing images and videos too. Things have since then gotten better and I am hoping it will draw in more returning people to view RoKtheReaper.com.
I want to continue to add onto its current design, but the basis of how it will be for the near future are what you see in front of you. It would really help me out if you guys would take sometime to tell me how it looks for you; as well as how hard or easy it is to read the text. Not only that, but please comment whether-or-not you’re on mobile or computer.
My ambition is to bring the best gaming, anime, and manga content in the form of news, reviews, interviews, and in-depth editorials. That is going to be hard being only one man and working 12-hour days on the weekend (not including weekday overtime); but I can do it as long as I apply myself to what is most important, and I am making that this site.
I realize my life needs fulfillment, and going day-to-day without anything to do and no focus but being another cog in the machine and not doing anything else but gaming my life away without a goal will not do it. I love to write, I love gaming, anime, and manga. I am going to do my best, and I think I have the will to do that now despite my world falling down around me.
Content will be the same as it always has been with the exception of more news. I am going to do my best to put out as much news content as possible to mix in with the myriad of other things. Being a one man crew, I cannot just depend on reviews and interviews as those take days or even a week or two to complete; trailers and news directly from the sources fill that need for information while simultaneously informing the masses.
Hey Rok. I love the update. I'm on my phone right now and I think it reads better than before. I think this was a great update and I look forward to reading your future reviews. You know I have always supported you and will continue to support you because I know what you are capable of. You are in control of your own destiny and as soon as you lose sight of that and give up, is the moment you accept failure.
P.s. I just made the last part up, I know you understand what I was trying to say though lol.
Haha! Indeed I do. I always appreciate you Mionca. :] Thanks at on!