Hello everyone! I am making this post to give you all an update on the future of the site, and what has been decided. I have spent the last week thinking very hard about what I believe the site needs, as well as what I think I need. I also had a great conversation with Cortjezter last night, and that really helped me solidify my plans.
For starters, I'm not going anywhere. I love this site, and have a difficult time imagining not being a part of it. I can't promise that I'll be here forever, but I am happy to announce that I won't be leaving anytime soon.
This, however, doesn't mean that everything will stay the same. The biggest change is that I will no longer be posting news stories. While I know a lot of you come here just for the news, it obviously isn't working. GoingSony needs to be growing faster than it is, and that means trying something different. I also have to start thinking about my own financial future, as well as developing my skills further. Posting news stories all day doesn't allow for me to explore other opportunities to make a living, or to try out new things here on the site.
I understand that these changes will mean that I lose a lot of you. But I hope that, at the very least, you understand why I had to make that decision. It is possible that I can bring back the news stories in the future once I am more financially stable, so don't give up hope just yet. If you do plan on leaving the site, all I ask is that you at least follow GoingSony on Twitter. I plan on becoming much more active there, and will even tweet my opinion regarding smaller bits of news. And if I ever bring back the daily stories, I will make an announcement there to inform you.
But enough with the bad news, lets talk about what you can expect to see here on the sight soon.
Editorials - I have decided to write a lot more articles here on GoingSony. But they are going to be different than the Lgndary Thoughts you know. Some of them will simply be opinion pieces, where I briefly talk about my feelings regarding a recent announcement or decision in the gaming industry. But others will be fully fledged articles. They will be much longer than what you are used to, and will have a lot more detail. I hope to write articles that I can be proud of, and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to writing. Not posting news stories will allow me to work on that, and improve the quality of my writing.
Streaming - Not having to post news stories daily will also give me the time to do some video game streaming. Streaming should be easy enough to do, and it will be a great way for me to connect more with fans of the site. I want to do this right, so it may take some time to figure out the best days, etc. to stream. But I hope to get started very soon.
Video content - A lot of you messaged me saying that you would like to see me take a shot at video content. And after speaking with him on the phone, Cortjezter has convinced me that I have the perfect voice for some type of video content. I won't be able to do a podcast, at least not yet, but I would like to try a weekly video where I go over the biggest stories of the week. Maybe I could even include trivia, or other fun things. The videos will easily be the most challenging content that I do, as I have no idea where to begin, but it is certainly something you can look forward to.
Those three pieces of content will be the bulk of GoingSony for the time being. I have a couple more ideas, like bringing back giveaways, but for now you can look forward to more articles, streaming, and videos. I am also going to be working on a getting a Patreon set up for those that want to help out.
Having said all of that, I want to be clear about something. All of this was decided upon in the last week. I have a lot to learn about the logistics of the new pieces of content. So it may be awhile before I get into the flow of things, and am producing new articles and videos at a steady pace. I hope that you all continue to be patient with me as I get everything figured out. I can't give a specific timeline now, but I can say that my first article will be about the death of Paragon, so please look forward to it!
To close, I just want to thank everyone again for your patience and understanding. And if anyone has any other suggestions or questions for me, please don't hesitate to say something. I can be reached at the GoingSony gmail account, or on Twitter.