I thought I would add some insight as to how it works behind the scenes when it comes to making and running a gamingrelated website, so I decided to start on a series of blog posts.
Note, that the website in question is a very small one, just a few years old. It is nothing compared to big and very well known sites such as Gamespot, Kotaku and a like. We all know those sites, and just a few of us really know how they work and how they coordinate with their staff.
I started out as a freelance writer – no pay, but the games I reviewed were the payment in return. Fine for me, just a great way to expand my gaming collection without emptying my pockets.
After a few years I got more and more frustrated that I could not get the games I wanted to play – maybe I got picky, I don’t know, maybe I just grew tired of playing games that I really didn’t wanted to play from the start. That’s when I decided I wanted to start my own website, but I really didn’t expected it to catch the direction it did nor the pace.
I needed to find a theme, or a motto, something that would make the site unique and make it stand out from the rest of the gaming websites out there.
I must go now – Alice: Madness Returns has just arrived in the mail, and I have to get hold of my writer. And it’s about time Section 8: Prejudice review gets online, so I need to finish the reading and correction.
Next time; The decision of theme/motto, the design and the panic when I realised that I couldn’t make it all by myself.