Dear GameSpite, I’m sorry for neglecting you so much the past couple of weeks. It’s just that with all the madness of our buyout at work and the disappearance of our magazine and most of my coworkers, combined with trying to get books out in a timely fashion, I’ve not had much time for you.
Well, there’s that, I guess. But to be entirely honest, I’ve…been with another blog. I won’t deny it, I’ve spent a lot of time with you in the past year or so because 1UP wasn’t giving me what I needed. But now there’s an entire section begging to be developed by me and anyone I can draw into the process, and I have essentially free to make it the best I can. And you know me; I can’t resist that sort of opportunity. This week, we’re working to turn the Retronauts blog into something amazing with an extended look at the career of one of gaming’s unsung heroes. And in the coming weeks, we’ll be starting up blogs on movies, RPGs, Japanese gaming culture and — well, I don’t know what all, really. Having a fully-supported venue to shape into my dream site is awfully fulfilling, you know? I even have a part-time writing staff. It’s crazy.
But don’t feel bad. I’ll never leave you, GameSpite. Distractions may come and distractions may go, but you’re the only place I can write scathing screeds about nerd culture without having to worry about alienating advertisers or publishers. There’s comfort in obscurity, and I know you’ll always be here for me. Just bear with me while I sow my blogging oats, OK? It’s not that I don’t love you. I’m just weak-willed, is all.