It’s not the most dramatic number, is it? 400 is like an awkward middle ground between the Sparta-invoking 300 and the half century grandness of 500. Yet it’s still a pretty big milestone for me.
A little over a year ago, I had barely a handful of published articles to my name – and most of those were written and published at least a decade ago, before I somehow lost all confidence in my abilities. I can’t quite put my finger on what happened – perhaps one rejection too many – but I stopped writing even just for pleasure, despite the fact that I’ve always really enjoyed it.
Yet here I am today, with my own website, articles also published elsewhere on the internet (see my Portfolio page for details of my work on other sites) and even an article in print on the way (you can see the first issue of Pixel Bison for that one!).
This article that you find yourself reading right now is my 400th published article on midlifegamergeek.com. Not only is that significant in itself, but it’s the 400th consecutive, daily article I’ve managed to write and publish without a break. Which I’m very proud of!
I’ve gone far beyond the scope of my initial plans – I was basically looking for somewhere I could write and publish my own video game articles whenever I felt like and on whatever I felt like writing about. Yet I’ve covered much more than just video games. I’ve written about books, comics, board games, movies, TV shows and even Kickstarter campaigns that have caught my eye. Inspired by a conversation with a friend, I even put together a playlist that gives an insight into the kind of music I like – as well as a whole article about my dramatic weight loss, which I never thought I’d be able to share.
I feel like I’ve really challenged myself and pushed beyond my video game comfort zone – and in the process, I’ve become a much better, more confident writer too. Of course, I wouldn’t have had the drive and determination to do any of this without you, the reader! So thank you for reading. Thanks for being there. Thank you for giving me my confidence back and for all of your feedback and support.
Here’s to the next 400 days. Cheers!
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