I’m still alive and my channels and website aren’t dead. Thank you to the people who have been concerned and sent emails / comments. I will be back soon!
The Disappearance of Killgruz
It has been a few months now since I’ve made any sort of progress on ANY of the video or game developing projects I’ve been working on. I’m not the type of person who blogs or writes about my personal life much, but this year of college was really time consuming. I worked hard at it and ended up doing great, but at the expense of this website and my online presence.
I do have a rough plan sketched out for this coming year of 2015 which involves some small game creation projects, lots of gameplay videos and most importantly more Killgruz Videos! I’ve said this a thousand times, that I really enjoy making videos and the whole creativity aspect of it gives me a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I really miss making videos and I have a plan to set time aside weekly and dedicate it to creating them.
Killgruz is growing!
Analytics for my Killgruz YouTube Channel tell me that this year I’ve not only been pushed over 500,000 views total, but also gained almost 3,000 subscribers pushing me over 5,000 subscribers total. This means that in this year, while I was almost completely absent, I have more than doubled my subscribers and views. This may seem like great news, and it is, though it kind of leaves me with a feeling that I could be doing a lot better had I not been completely absent.
I have explained my situation in my Killgruz Update for March 2013 video and it’s still been hectic ever since. I was really stressed out in the months leading to that video, where I went from a few views on my videos to a lot of them. Along with the positive comes the negative and I wasn’t really expecting the negativity that comes hand-in-hand with getting a few views on YouTube. For every 100 positive comments you will get a percentage of negative ones, and it sucks, but I have since decided to block and ban people who leave comments that are less than constructive.
This wasn’t just about me either, as I did and still do have to deal with people insulting and arguing with each other in the comments. I still debate turning them off completely, though I feel they do serve a purpose and I love reading comments of people discussing their memories of games.
In that March 2013 video I explained that I will be only semi-active for the coming couple of years or so and that’s how it has been, though it has become even less and less, to the point now where I have become almost completely inactive online. I’m not okay with that, so starting this January I will be back. Even if it’s only mini-reviews or gameplay and commentary style videos, I’ll be back.
I have a whole lot of ideas that I want to make happen this year that I have been preparing for and am excited to try out!
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Thank you and see you soon!