A few weeks ago, I received an email from a reader asking if he could write a little article about SGR and what we do on his new gaming site, SpawnFirst.com. Of course I was flattered, but that didn’t prepare me for how flattering the actual article was. It published on Sunday night, and I can honestly say it is one of the nicest things I have ever read about what I do over here at SGR.
SGR was originally part of Blogger, born out of an idea I had randomly one day while thinking how I could contribute something different to the video game industry. I was already somewhat established at a video game site at the time, working as a copy editor and content manger for Kombo.com (may it rest in peace), but I felt like I could do something unique. I love strategy guides. Does anyone review strategy guides? To my surprise, I learned no one did. I proposed the idea to my EIC at the time, got shot down almost instantly, so I decided to write about strategy guides on my own. So what if no one reads the site? I love strategy guides and I love to write, so here’s my little corner of the Internet where I can fangirl out about these books.
I never once thought that within a year, I would get review copies of strategy guides. I never thought I would have more than five regular readers–all of whom I swore would just be my gaming friends who were just patting me on the head. I never thought I would be able to actually talk to strategy guide writers and learn about the magic of what they do.
So no, I never once thought a reader would want to write about my little site. I cannot thank Karam Elahi, SpawnFirst, my writing team, my readers, and all the support I’ve gotten from everyone everywhere enough. I still have fun writing and maintaining this site, and I’m so pleased someone out there has appreciated my effort.
After you read Karam’s lauding article, be sure to check out SpawnFirst and what they have to offer. It’s a newer site, but they’re definitely on the right track toward greatness!