One would think that after four years of blogging it should be easier to write a post like this one. That doesn’t seem to be the case for me. What should I say? That I can’t believe I made it this far? Well, sometimes I can’t, because I often lose focus jumping from one thing to the next. Or should I say that I’m happy with all the work I did so far? Well, scrolling through the list of unfinished articles prevents me from saying such a thing. Therefore, I’ll keep this one short.
Much has changed over the course of these four years. My writing style is different, leaning towards unpredictability despite often using the same framework. My vision has changed, giving me the freedom to look at games from different angles, digging deeper into the artistic values while dialing down some of my impulses. My expectations have shifted as well, which is probably a natural evolution after the amount of time I’ve spent doing this. However, my principles have remained unchanged, relentlessly wrestling with my emotions to mold feelings and judgment into a balanced text.
These past four years have left their mark on me for the better or worse. Dedication comes with a price and sometimes I paid too little or too much. I still don’t know where I’m going with this, but I know I haven’t arrived there yet. So, for the foreseeable future, I’ll keep putting my time, passion and money into articles meant to mean something, if not for anyone else, at least for me.
Happy Birthday The Game Slashers!!!