Instead of my standard Weekend Whatcha’ Playin’ I’d like to share some information on where I am right now with this blog, and what the future might hold for Home Button.
That’s right, it is time for one of those slightly dramatic blog posts from a blogger explaining their lack of content, likely when nobody has even noticed they have been gone.
There aren’t many people that read this blog, but for those of you out there I kind of ghosted you lately, and I apologize for that.
The honest truth is that I typically write at work, but lately work has been extremely busy (the gall of these people demanding me to do the job they pay me for!). My home life has always been hectic as well; with two children, a full time job, a wife working on finishing a college degree, and all the responsibilities that come with being an adult, I barely have time to even play games, let alone write about them.
In addition the most important priority in my life outside of taking care of my family has been losing weight. Medical issues have been popping up more frequently now, and I’m simply not as young as I used to be. I’ve been focusing all my energy towards losing weight, and getting to work on a healthier and happier me.
So where does that leave Home Button?
Most of you know that I started this site because of the death of my father, and a realization that life was too short not to do what you loved. My intention was to take it as far as I possibly could, maybe even ride it into the extremely unlikely scenario of being paid to write and talk about games full time.
The reality of that is it simply isn’t going to happen, and that is ok.
I will always love games, I will always love talking about them, and I will always enjoy writing about them. Ultimately, that is why I am here, because I felt the need to create something in my own space where I can put my own unique voice out into the internet.
So am I closing Home Button?
No, nothing that dramatic. I will always have the inclination to spout my nonsense into the void of nothingness, even if only two or three people see it. So in that sense, Home Button will continue to exist.
Originally I wanted to produce three pieces of content a week, and a Photo Mode every day. Once I ran out of my backlog of pictures I liked enough to share, that seemed very unlikely–and getting pictures moved over is a small hassle–but a hassle nonetheless. In addition I simply haven’t been finishing games, so I haven’t been reviewing games.
Home Button is a site where I can express my opinions on games, fun articles, and bring people together to talk about gaming. I’ll never be the gaming news site, because there are other sites that have more people and time to do that.
I’ve actually got an article I’m putting the finishing touches on now that will be out today, or early next week, that discusses my favorite video game music tracks. In addition I’m working on a Sushi Striker review, and plan to have that up next week as well. I’ve also discovered a new way to move photos off the PlayStation, so I’m anticipating a huge upload of photos over the weekend to bring new life into Photo Mode. They may only be a few times a week, rather than everyday, but I’ll be bringing it back.
If my schedule ever opens up I plan buying my own domain, trying to get a podcast running, and I’ve always wanted to try out this new fangled YouTube thing all the whipper snappers have been talking about. That is all pretty pie-in-the-sky stuff, but I do have aspirations for this site to eventually be something more.
So bear with me while I get through a busier time in my life, and know that I don’t plan on letting Home Button fade into nothingness. All two of you can breathe easier now.
Have a wonderful weekend!
3 thoughts on “Weekend Where The Heck Have You Been, Daniel?”
Often the case that life makes blogging difficult sometimes, but consider why you started the blog in the first place. If life is too short then ignoring life to concentrate on blogging may be going against that very concept. I hope you find the time to continue writing as often as you’d like, but it should never get in the way of the life that’s happening right now.
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Right, blogging is to enhance my life. Mostly to work on my writing, to give me a footprint in the video game space in some way, and because I missed working on it. In the case of An Epic Drop it is to motivate me to lose weight.
I don’t feel beholden to it, but I also didn’t want to be one of those blogs that just slowly disappeared.
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Very much so. That’s why putting an update like this up is a good thing. At least it marks what’s happening and why any gap has occurred.
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