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More Lives Than A Video Game

Posted by Chris Bowen on May 30, 2012

It seems that half of my posts on the old Superbusnet site were “I’m back!” posts. When you write as much as I do, for a site that pays you, you tend to put off your personal webspace. After all, would you rather write for thousands and get paid for it, or tens for the sake of your own personal gratification? However, lately, I’ve had a bit of a revelation: I want to expand myself into more personal writing. This comes from a few places.

* I’m burning out on the games industry. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even enjoy it anymore. The industry has always kind of sucked, and maybe this is age and jadedness speaking, but I find myself audibly groaning at the news, and the things I read, a lot more. Writing about it is getting depressing.

* I have a lot more to say about things outside of the industry, especially relating to politics. Why waste time writing out two paragraph comments on the Valley Indy’s Facebook page when I can put my thoughts here?

* I just want to expand my horizons a bit. It’s time. I’ve been so focused on things that it’s starting to bore a hole into me.

I’ve typically left feature-length writing here when I had the old blog up. That’s not going to be the case this time. I see myself doing a little bit more like what Outside the Beltway does: maybe highlighting something someone else wrote, and adding something of my own to it. A lot of this blog will be focused on local (meaning, around the Lower Naugatuck Valley) politics and events, with some other focus on sports. None of my writing here will be based around the video game industry, or the games within; that, I can put on Gaming Bus and sell advertising against it.

If you’re interested in what I have to say on issues, or if you came here locally, welcome! If you just want to call me an asshole, well, there’s a nice little Disqus box below that lets you do just that, you won’t be the first or the last.

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