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In The Guild Hall!
Hey everybody! It’s been a while, huh? Six months, in fact, almost to the day. I apologize for the time I’ve been gone, but I am SUPER excited to be back. It’s been a LONG six months for me, and I have learned a lot about myself as a person, and what I can offer to the world, now. I’m sure you’ve got questions about what the plans are, and what’s been going on, so let’s hit the major points now, and we’ll get down to the nitty gritty in future posts.
Be a Game Character Ver. 3.0 Patch Notes:
Making you more awesome!
The new tagline for the blog means basically exactly what it sounds like. For its entire existence, Be a Game Character has been mostly just about fitness (and some martial arts stuff.) That’s going to be shifting, a bit. Don’t worry, there will still be tons of character workouts and whatnot, but my new vision for the blog is to make you more awesome. This means beginning to touch on aspects of life outside of just physical fitness. We’ll go more in-depth on that in the future, but for now just know that you can expect a wider, broader, and more varied set of offerings. I think you’re really gonna like ’em.
The Champions Guild is now The BaGC Newsletter
So the regular email list is no longer going to be referred to as The Champions Guild. This is really mostly just a cosmetic change, but it represents a shift in focus. The email list is supposed to be a great way to stay in touch with the blog, get regular updates, and exclusive deals. The Champions Guild, on the other hand, is supposed to be a community of all you awesome people. A community, however, needs to go both ways, not just from me to you, but from you to me, and from you all to each other. So, to that end…
The Forum is now known as The Guild Hall
The forums have gotten an overhaul! A lot of the sub-forums are gone and/or condensed. They may come back in the future, once we have enough of a community for it, but for now I want to provide a nice, focused space to talk about whatever is on your mind. There’s going to be a lot more of an emphasis on community this time. We’re a modern-day tribe of sorts, and we’re in this together. In order to assist with that I am happy to be…
Introducing The Gamer Guard
I’m starting a new initiative among the most loyal, outspoken, and committed BaGC readers. The Gamer Guard is a group of people specifically drafted to serve as community leaders here on the site, and blog emissaries and evangelists elsewhere on the web. If you’re interested in joining, there will be some requirements of you as a member, but I think if you’re interested in serving, they won’t really feel like requirements at all. In exchange, you’ll be getting exclusive stuff, a private section of the forum, and more! If this sounds intriguing to you, go sign up here to receive more information!
Two Posts a Week, Period
So, right before the blog went on hiatus I was really beginning to get bogged down and burnt out due to various factors in my life. That will not be happening this time. To start, the blog will be updating every Monday and Thursday, and I will be maintaining an extensive and ever-growing buffer of posts to ensure that we don’t go dark again. Additionally, we’re not going to be sticking to as rigid a format for the posts, including the game character posts. That means instead of four posts per game character, you may get three, or five, or seven, depending on what the character merits.
The Youtube channel will continue to be on hiatus for a bit longer, as I explore how I’m going to return to it, and what format it’s going to take. More on that situation as it develops.
So part of why I quit the blog before was because in order to justify devoting time to it, I needed to be making at least a bit of money. To that end, I’m going to be opening up the Patreon account again. More details on that in the future, but suffice it to say we’re going to be doing things a bit differently this time around. Simpler, cleaner, cooler.
To continue the idea of making you more awesome, I’m going to be writing more eBooks (in fact I’m almost done with one as we speak.) Nothing as vast and sweeping as How to Be a Game Character. Instead I’m going to be writing shorter, more focused, more affordable volumes on a whole bunch of cool subjects (I’ve already got like four on tap to be written).
How to Be Abridged
Speaking of How to Be a Game Character, I’m going to be breaking down the tome into smaller, more manageable chunks. You’ll still be able to buy the full book, but you’ll also be able to grab smaller sections (like maybe you just want the Rogue workouts, or the weight loss section of The Care and Feeding of You.)
Quizzes, Apps, and Games
So I know I’ve said it before, but I’m working on making it a reality this time. I want more fun stuff on the site. Quizzes are the first step to that, easy to implement and whatnot. I’m also looking into developing an app for the blog, and for the How to Be a Game Character fitness system. That will be a bit further in the future. Finally, I’d like to eventually branch out into some browser games and/or interactive stories here on the blog. We probably won’t realistically be seeing those for a little while, though.
It’s really cool to be back writing again. I’m looking forward to the years ahead, and I know you probably are, too. I’ll see you again on Thursday!
Live boldly, change the world, and continue to be awesome.