Reinvigorating the pursuit of mythical fire-lizard critters

Hey if you’re reading this, I want to thank you for being one of the 3 people…. oh wait, that one is a bot. OK I want to thank you for being one of the 2 people to still have Dragonchasers in your RSS feed.

For the past five and a half years (give or take) I’ve been writing a blog at ITworld called The TechnoFile. It’s been an amazing opportunity, but over time Dragonchasers really suffered because of it. For a few years I managed to keep both going, but eventually I started to run out of steam and got to the point where I just didn’t have it in me to write for this blog after finishing my work for that one. I’m not as young as I used to be, you know!

Anyway, this Friday my last post for The TechnoFile will run. Suddenly I’ll have a lot more time in the evenings (that was a side job…I do have a 9-5 full time gig as well) and I’ve been thinking maybe I should try to revive Dragonchasers.

I’m not 100% sure there’s still an audience for gaming-blogs being written by some schmo with no insider info; I kind of feel like social media may have replaced personal blogs. But what the hell, it’s worth a try. I do have a huge list of marketing and PR contacts at this point, though I’m not sure how long they’ll be interested in engaging with me as a solo act. I guess we’ll see.

Even without support, I can go back to rambling about the games I play and whatever else moves me. It’ll be nice to be able to write about anything I like rather than sticking to the (admittedly rather broad) ‘beat’ that I was assigned to at ITworld.

Anyway again, thanks for sticking around. Once posts start rolling out I might ask a favor; I might need some help getting word out and maybe boosting my audience to 4, or even 5 (!) people.

8 thoughts on “Reinvigorating the pursuit of mythical fire-lizard critters

  1. Actually you are still appearing on various bloggers’ feeds, so I have popped in here from time to time. Personally I don’t think there are enough gamer/mmo bloggers! Welcome back looking forward to the rambling 🙂

  2. I think there is still an appetite for gaming blogs, at least based on the silly number of people I had sign up for Blaugust this year. Whether or not that audience is really the general public, that is an entirely different thing. I think in large part blogs are frequented by other bloggers. It seems that YouTube has filled the spot that gamer blogs had for the next generation, and what is left of those of us who still prefer to read a block of text, to watching a video on a specific subject.

  3. I’ve got you in my Feedly – always enjoyed your comments in the past, so I’m up for following you for the future 🙂 Hrm… that’s more than 2, so who of us is the bot? 😉

  4. I have been reading your writings since back in the 70’s (or was it the 80’s)
    Always look forward to your perspective on things.

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