About a year ago I started up Geeks Nerds Unite. I did so after no longer writing for other websites. My hope with it was to have my own place where I felt I could have more control over the shape of the site. It was an experiment to say the least, and I am not entirely sure I can say that it was any level of success. It was nice being able to write articles on various topics, feeling like I wouldn’t be edited or told not to have a certain leaning/opinion. However I simple could not handle how much activity I needed to do on my own to keep the site active. I did have help and I am extremely grateful for those that stepped up for me, but I was still attempting to do more than I could on my own. At the same time I was also attempting to restart my stream, as well as finish a massive writing project. I told myself that 2016 was going to be a year where I tackled many things and made progress. Instead I ended up biting off more than I could chew and ended up dropping the ball on everything. I have consistently said that I needed to get my priorities worked out, and really focus where I could. Yet despite acknowledging that I kept too many balls in the air and am dropping them all.
I announced a few weeks ago that in early 2017 something new was coming to my blog, and that I would be focusing a lot more on the blog over all. Part of that is also my finally admitting defeat on GNU. It was an interesting experiment, and a learning experience to be sure. In the end I have had to look at what I managed to accomplish and am not pleased. There are goals I have set for myself that I am not reaching quickly enough, so I have to really think. If I know I cannot keep up with everything as I tried last year then something needs to go. I love writing about games, movies, nerd culture in general. I might even attempt to start submitting to another site(s) again. I am not capable of running my own site as of now, at least not with all the other projects I have going in my life. GNU was important to me, but not as important as other things. The hard part about life is looking at your goals and dreams and realizing that they are not all obtainable.
Once again I would like to thank everyone that helped me with GNU. People who edited for me, gave interviews, wrote for me, listened to me complain, gave me ideas. So many were involved in the project and I owe you all so much. I am sorry to say that it’s not just myself I’ve let down, but others as well. That being said I still feel this is the best choice for me at this time.
I will never stop enjoying writing about nerdy things, and so I have no intention of stopping. For the time being I will start doing impression pieces on this blog again, as well as another series (details to come later). As I also said above I may start shopping for a site to submit to once a week, or every other week. I am unwilling to let that passion go completely, and doing it on a part time basis really does seem like the best option for me at this point in time. Twitch, this blog, and my creative writing is going to get more of my focus moving forward. I am sad to see GNU go, but ultimately feel it’s the right choice.
I am a writer and streamer by trade. A gamer, reader, and all around nerd by hobby ;)