Hey there – how ya doing? Thanks for clicking this article. How is your day going? Good, I hope. You drinking enough water? Are you hungry? Stressed? Stuck at work? Use this moment to drop what you’re doing and go get yourself a snack. Screw work. You’re important but you won’t be missed for five minutes. Go relax. Sit in the bathroom and stare at the ceiling. Or read this since you are anyways.
Alright, now that we’ve got that out of the way I just wanted to say thanks for being here. This little website is still less than two months old but the insane amount of support, encouragement, nice comments, advice and pats on the tush from much better bloggers I’ve received has been borderline staggering.
While it’s true I just love updating this little nerd database the comments, conversations and feedback makes it even more enjoyable.
So what’s super sweet is the stats you get access to on the WordPress sites (which you probably are familiar with if you are reading this) in less than two months I’ve had close to 750 views which I know is pretty small compared to most but not bad for a new site. And being a massive fan of the planet we live on and the different types of people on it I especially get excited to see readers from different countries.
I do have some questions about China however. Just by some reading I’ve done on state surveillance, the great firewall of China and the country’s special relationship with Chinese Google equivalent- Baidu I highly doubt I’m getting any real Chinese readership. Probably much more likely some sort of Baidu bot indexing sites to ban or block. BUT I’d love to be wrong and if somehow you are a Chinese reader please feel free to reach out to me and tell me how wrong I am. I’d be the first one to admit I am not Chinese and I have no idea what being a Chinese internet user is like. But I would love to know.
I believe the site has been setup for a couple different spinning plates that will all eventually reclaim my attention and will be wrapped over the course of the summer. I plan on hopefully upgrading the gaming capture hardware I do have and making more gameplay oriented videos as well as the demo/main screen videos I already include.
I’m also excited because soon I intend to do a Buffalo Retro first! Extensive coverage on a classic PlayStation 1 action series that begins with an “S”. It’ll be the first game I’ve ever covered not for the ps2 – so theres that.
I also plan on adding a new category called, “Are You Going To Finish That?” which will revolve on finishing more game trilogies/collections and looking at the series as a whole.
All in all should be some cool stuff. And ofcourse I will continually be celebrating great records and adding to the Review Guide
Thanks for reading and hanging out with me. Now – you should probably go back to work before they start asking about where you are. – CS
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9 thoughts on “Hey There”
Best wishes to your amazing site! ❤ Your Portuguese friend from France. 😊
Thank you for visiting, I finally laid down the new site and have started to follow friends from my past site. You are obviously one of my first ones I searched out! ❤️
Thank you Colin! ❤ I’m so happy to hearing from you! 😉 I must admit I don’t understand (almost) anything about games. I got stucked to Tetris, the Prince of Persia and a few others. 🤣😂 And that’s also why I like your blog…a lot! I keep learning from you. We have an XBox at home but I only use it to watch old movies! 🤣😂 My brother, in revenge, loves playing and he prefers Play Station. I’ll suggest him to follow your blog.
This is pretty heavy on the gaming I must admit. But there is some things games can teach us about ourselves and history of the world around us. It’s nice to hear from my favorite Portuguese expat! 😂
You’re absolutely right Colin! 😊 Games can teach us so many things about ourselves and life in general. After all, they are made and played by humans. 👌🏻❤ You’re my favourite American friend! 🍀
It’s so cool to see your widening readership 🙌 Totally deserved! It’s really neat to see reviews and stories of older games, like a digital archive of sorts. As for China, I don’t know, maybe not everything is blocked or they can read through a VPN? I’m not sure how all that works.
It’s cool to see the face behind the blog, and of course I already read and loved your first PlayStation review! Whatever you have planned for the future, I’m sure it will be cool. Just have fun and I hope you get many more readers this summer 🌞
VPN is a great point with the Chinese. But I’m pretty sure that’s labor camp crime so I really don’t hope anyone would risk that for this blog. 😂
I think it’s automated indexing.
And thank you for always being sweet and encouraging. I think I’ve recently lost some readership due to not apologizing to someone for something I published but what can ya do? 😂 😅
Oh, wow. I didn’t know that. That’s… too high of a risk, then.
And you’re very welcome! Yes, that can happen when you blog how you want, unapologetically. It’s better to write how you want than to try to please people, which is impossible.
You’ll get more readers, regardless of a few leaving 👍 That’s happened to me too for being “too Jesus-y” or “not Jesus-y enough”! 😅