Skewed and Reviewed have posted an opinion piece about the ever changing world of gam journalism and the end of some of the larger and more corporate sites. The article looks at how indie gaming and sites are becoming more popular.
I am involved in a relatively new site that focuses soley on one piece of this industry and you give a great insight into what we are all trying to break into, and i just hope we are still around in 2024 and thriving. great article thanks
Thank you. The best advice I give people is to be stubborn yet practical. I have seen times when people would throw money at us to run a story or syndicate. I have also seen times where the ads dried up, and the money was scarce. I tell people if you got into it to make money, you are looking at a very volatile and changing industry where those with deep pockets will always have the upper hand and control. Instead, remember why you got into it, in our case, love of the topics we cover. As such, be stubborn, stay it out when traffic is not so high, when reps are not responding or treating you the way you want, when obstacles from site hacks, to getting your name out becomes a frustration. Through staying power alone and offering good content you will grow. I like to say make them notice you for the right reasons, but let them know, you are not gowing anywhere. Opportunities will come. Also, do not try to guess what an audience wants. I have had articles that I was convinced would be huge fizzle from a traffic standpoint. I have also had articles I thought were nothing special and simply filler get picked up and do huge traffic.
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