This week, GamerGuy's Reviews hit an important milestone. We crossed 50,000 views.
Numbers don't lie.
To say I'm excited is an understatement. I'm ecstatic!
I'm happy with how far the website has come. When I started doing reviews back in 2015, I didn't know what to expect. I was a high school senior gearing up for college and I decided to start writing game reviews as a way to practice my writing skills and talk about games.
My first reviews were pretty basic compared to the ones I write now. Back then, three pages was my maximum length. Now, the average review takes four to five pages. As they say, the more you write, the better you get.
I've covered a diverse array of titles. From shooters to platformers to action adventure experiences, I sometimes surprise myself with what I reviewed back then and what I review now. Yet, as much as I like reviewing games, there have been challenges.
The biggest challenge, and one I still deal with, is writing on a regular basis. Look through the archives and you'll notice plenty of instances where there were no reviews at all for a month, or only one article published. Factors like school and work tended to be the contributing factor, which in turn affected my creative drive.
2017 was the toughest year in particular because the job I worked at the time was terrible and made me feel empty. If you look at the reviews I published that year, they're more negative and nit-picky than usual. I was miserable, and I came close to calling it quits, but I didn't.
I persevered and came out on top. Even last year, when I was unsure whether I wanted to focus on my website or on the train-wreck that was Will and Matt's Excellent Podcast, I decided on the former because I love video games, and I love writing about video games.
Thanks for the support. I don't plan on stopping anytime soon, but at the same time, I want to evolve what it is that I do into something bigger and better.
I envision GamerGuy's Reviews as a multimedia project, with both the website and YouTube doubling as outlets for my reviews, interviews, and whatever else I decide to come up with.
Now, if you excuse me, the gamer-guy has some games to play!