Welcome to RPad.tv! Allow me to greet you with the immortal words of Chevy Chase from Spies Like Us:
“Why am I here? Why are you here? Why is anybody here? I think it was Jean-Paul Sartre who once said… how do you spell Sartre?”
So yeah! Why am I here? There are a few reasons actually. If you’ve been reading my stuff at G4tv.com or GameSpy or Happy Puppy (any of you that old?), it will all make sense to you (or not). So let’s get to the reasons.
1) There’s always a chance that blogging about games will make me rich. It’s a really small chance, but I buy lottery tickets every week so I figure, “What the hell.” (Jack Burton 4Life!) If any of you have rich relatives with more money than they know what to do with, please point them to this PayPal donation page. (And yes, this reason was mostly a joke, but there’s always a chance one of you has a rich and crazy uncle.)
2) Since I’m currently unemployed, I need to make sure my writing stays sharp. Blogging will help me do that, but it will also allow me to be more personal and goofy. Since the job market is abysmal, this is a way for me to write the stories I want to in the way I want them written. Hopefully a bunch of you will keep reading and commenting so that I feel pressure to write stories that are engaging and fun.
And the biggest reason RPad.tv exists is….
3) I really miss the interaction I enjoyed while writing for TheFeed. It was such a big part of my everyday work life. In a short period of time, I was able to build a place that resonated with several readers. A lot of people enjoyed mixing it up in the comments section and I truly enjoyed mixing it up with them. I miss it…terribly. In a lot of ways, I need it now. While building a community from scratch is a tall order, I’m hoping that lots of you support my efforts so that we can create a cool place to talk about games, tech, WWE, comics, and all kinds of geeky stuff. Plus, spending most of my day working on this blog should — in theory — help me avoid the nut house.
Once again, welcome to RPad.tv! I hope hear from you in the comments section soon!!!