This blog is relatively new, but it grew a lot in 2020 which I’m pretty happy about. I don’t remember how many followers I had in 2019, but I think it was less than 10. Today while writing this post, this blog has 56 followers. That’s wild. I really really appreciate it.
I think the craziest thing when looking back at 2020 is that all my posts, including the super niche ones, have likes on them. Again, I really appreciate it.
In terms of my own writing and work, I wrote 23 blog posts which averages out to about two a month. I was originally shooting for 12 posts, so hitting almost double that does make me feel quite proud.
I would like to hit the same post count in 2021, but I’m not sure if I would be able to reach 23. I constantly feel like I have no ideas on what to write about, but somehow I evidentially still had the inspiration for that many posts. Maybe I can do it again in 2021.
I think some bloggers have goals on follower count, but for me, I prefer not having one because it’s not something I can control. I prefer to focus on my own blog and writing about things I’m interested in. I really enjoyed writing posts that aren’t straight reviews of one game because I find general game design to be pretty interesting (I binge a lot of YouTube videos on that). Posts like the one about Metroidvanias as a genre and the one about min-maxing in games are two of the posts I especially enjoyed.
To be honest, as the blog has grown, I often find myself feeling more and more self conscious every time I hit publish. I’m not a professional writer of any sort or anything even remotely close to that (I’m a Software Engineer). I’m just someone who plays video games. In the end, I find myself often worrying about the quality of my writing, but the more problematic issue is also worrying about whether or not my opinions are valid. Like god forbid I have different options as people on the internet! Maybe I spend too much time on reddit and Twitter. I would like to limit my time on those in 2021 if I can.
On a more personal note, I actually started a new job on Monday, so for me the rollover into 2021 definitely feels like a huge change and goodbye to the year 2020. I’m still settling into it but feeling awkward and trying to gauge how my work-life balance is going to be. That’s really the only thing that could actually affect this blog, but hopefully it won’t change too much. I may just need to procrastinate less, but I think cutting out social media will help with that.
Anyway, thanks again so much for reading!