The Game Chair has announced a change in direction, due to the busy schedule and shift in priorities of the site owner and editor, Seth. I started writing on The Game Chair two years ago, when Seth stumbled across my games blog. He contacted me and invited me to become a contributor to the site. At the time, I was also blogging at another game site, which is now defunct (I honestly don’t know how I had time to write on three game blogs!). I agreed because The Game Chair’s writing guidelines held me to more structured standard than the other place, which I loved for giving me a lot of freedom to blog whatever random game-related fluff and fun that I came across. I wrote a few “progressive reviews” for The Game Chair and some other pieces. I wasn’t as active a contributor as the other writers, but it was a great experience, regardless. I look forward to see how Seth evolves the site and I’m grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to write there.
One of the big changes is that the site no longer has the review feature we once did and that I removed those elements that tried to categorize the site by content types. This is the significant re-roll move. The idea is from a content perspective I wanted to start fresh. My hope is to use this space more openly and more flexibly to share some thoughts about games when the mood hits me. I don’t think this precludes The Game Chair from having other writers contribute, but I think removing the guise of being a game review site and attempting to find ways to generate viewers and traffic to grow is a great relief to me right now.
Since I no longer have a gig writing on another blog, I’m going to explore what sort of spare time game writing I can put my keyboard to. Should I look for a blogging gig that pays (even just a little)? Should I instead be more serious and structured about writing on this blog? I was offered an unpaid writing (game reviews) position at a small and growing gaming site over the weekend, but I turned it down for various reasons. What are your opinions, readers?