Greetings to any and all who read this blog!
As you may or may not be aware, I'm looking to take on some more ambitious assignments in the world of gaming journalism. Sites like MMORPG.com, and GameFAQS.com have been kind to me over the years, and have been great places to practice and hone my skills as both a casual gaming writer and a professional. But I'm ready to take it to the next level!
I have a strong interest in setting up my own gaming website. My goal is to ultimately create a respectable review site that delivers hard-hitting reviews as the major emphasis, discourages censorship amongst the staff, and promotes a professional, bias-free workplace. I'd also like to incorporate some forums to help build a community, as well as the occasional developer interview (way down the road, obviously). I would like to focus, however, on in-depth, quality-based reviews across all genres. No quick blurbs about the first 2 hours of the game, or a particular graphical upgrade; I'm looking to find people who will play a game and conquer every part of it.
Ultimately, I'd like to turn it into revenue generating site down the road. While initially, it would most likely be run by volunteers with a knack for avoiding bias and the ability to dance that fine line between "fair and harsh" and "hater". I've even got a site layout in mind!
If you've got any interest in setting this up with me, feel free to drop me a line. Right now, what I'm looking for are the following:
- A website designer. Someone with the knowledge of running java, html scripts, and/or whatever other skills may be required to set up a website, register the domain name, design the layouts, etc etc
- 2-3 Writers who can dedicate time to completely running though games they're assigned/volunteer for
- 1-2 forum moderators, who have some experience with the task, and know the difference between moderating and censoring
...of course, I'm also open to enlistment upon your website if you're interested in picking up an extra writer as well. I am not interested in writing for your website unless some form of compensation will be offered, however.
Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to hear from some interested parties soon!