Been awhile folks. Between some real life turbulence (love, work, life, etc) and the appearance of TheMittani.com, this blog simply didn’t have a place in my day to day anymore. In fact, last month my domain expired – and I didn’t even notice until people started pinging me on Twitter and Skype about it. Seriously.
The real life stuff I won’t bore anyone with (except a quick shout about my job, or rather the lack thereof – if you know of IT positions open in the San Diego area, hit me up!). TheMittani.com, however, I am happy to speak on.
This blog has been featured in the past on Evenews24.com. Back during Mittani’s little debacle at FanFest, I got a taste for writing in a journalistic fashion (as opposed to the more casual blogging style I had commonly utilized) and found myself wanting more. However, EN24 was not a place I really wanted to be associated with. Hell, I never even wanted to read it.
Then a new site dedicated to Eve Online news (among other things) appeared – TheMittani.com. You might think that I, being a member of GSF, simply walked into a position from the get go. You would be wrong. I hadn’t a clue that the site was even being planned. I was big into DayZ at that point and had written a piece for this blog delving into the Eve community’s love affair with the zombie survival mod.
I had read some of the posts on TM.com, especially Endie’s, and was impressed with the overall quality of the content. So, I decided to submit my humble DayZ article to Indie on the GSF forums to see if I could get on the team. As is apparent now, it worked, but it took a couple weeks to get on-board.
Since then I have written a fair few articles for the website – ranging from an interview with Chris Roberts (godfather of the space sim) to my personal views on gaming journalism; from nullsec battle reports to ALODs. Over the course of the first month as a writer (and proofreader), I found myself more and more heavily invested in TM.com. By the beginning of October, just over a month after initially joining the site, I was made an Editor.
It turns out, this is a job that I am pretty well suited for, not to mention enjoy doing. This, of course, brings me to the point of this post:
I am moving on.
Right now, I am nominally in charge of the Eve Blog Pack, Evebloggers.com, and the Eebees Monthly Blogging Awards. I say nominally because, for those paying attention, these are all duties that have fallen into the same roadside ditch as this blog. I haven’t decided yet what will happen with these other things. the only thing I can guarantee is that evebloggers.com and the Eve Blog Pack aren’t going anywhere. I made a commitment to keep these things alive and I am happy to make sure that these things remain funded.
If you have suggestions on what should be done, I’m all ears. Right now I’m leaning towards ‘crowdsourcing’ the decision making aspect of the Eve Blog Pack and the Eebees (the latter is something Seismic Stan and I have been discussing for some time) and getting a custodian for the applicable duties of making sure things happen.
As far as this blog goes, it too will remain nominally open. I may even post here from time to time, likely about life behind the scenes of Eve’s best news site (is it really even in doubt anymore?).
In the meantime, here are some links to things I have written at TM.com that you may have missed:
If there is one thing I’ve learned in EVE Online, it’s that there are no true goodbyes. So rather than say ‘this is the end’, I will instead say ‘this is the end of this chapter’. Catch y’all around.