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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

No Review Again? What's Going On?

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to check in and give you all a bit of an update on the blog, particularly those who are not in the Discord.

Over the past six months I've been posting and building the site and recently was trying to increase my content output.  This along with some ongoing things I'm working through (work, health and family health) means that I've managed to get myself a little bit burned out.

Last week I sat down to write a number of times, and even started a number of articles, but just couldn't get into the usual swing due to everything going on.  As a result I decided not to push out an article I wasn't particularly happy with last week.

This past week I've taken some time to play some games just for the sake of playing and not stressing about whether I'm able to write and article, or it being of a quality I'm happy with.

This is something I've been needing to do for a while and I feel that it has been a really good thing for me personally.  Because I've been taking this time to regroup, I obviously don't have a review ready for this week.

So what's happening from here on to make sure I don't burn out again?  Well, firstly I'm going to be trying not to stress out about the content too much.  This is a hobby and not something I make anything from other than enjoyment, and I intend to keep doing it as long as I am still enjoying it.  From next week I'll be back with the regular weekly content but I'll be trimming back on the supplemental content.  This means that Flashback Friday and Mobile Monday won't be happening, however Discover Indies will stay for now.

What you will see is a bit more of a mix of things in the regular content.  Some weeks I'll be covering current indie games as has been the trend so far, but I will also be mixing in some of the older games and potentially some mobile reviews too.  I'm hoping that this will both relieve some of the strain from myself, and also keep some of the content coming more fresh and varied.

Thanks again to everyone for your views and ongoing support.  Remember that I'm almost always on Discord (even if I'm set to offline I'll probably actually be about) if you want to chat and the community there is growing and becoming more and more active.  Also, please do let me know what you are thinking of the articles, simply by commenting or retweeting the links.  As usual, I'm always looking for feedback and games to try out so please do reach out and let me know your thoughts.

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