Last month, I wasn’t able to get around to making an Editorial or a lot of articles I wanted to, but to say January & February were tough months wouldn’t exactly be true. It did mark a turning point in both my life and the future life of Bombchu however. In December, I officially resigned from my full-time job at the time because I wanted to focus more on Bombchu and truly believed that I could earn enough through freelancing and other gigs to survive. What I had forgotten was I have two cats and a lovely partner to take care of. That idea was quickly turned irresponsible as I began to actually stress MORE than I expected.
Why was that? Being free of a daily commitment should be fun but in reality, worrying about where the next check comes from just gets to you after a while. Instead, being “freer” actually made me lose sleep and worry a whole lot more. What I learned during that period, however, is that it wasn’t exactly the money that was affecting me but the amount of responsibility I now shoulder as the owner of a growing internet property. Bombchu.com is finally at a place where I can call it “stable”. We see big surges of traffic on some of our greatest articles and consistent traffic on some of the other stuff. However, on the Youtube side, we are growing more and more which was actually the source of my lack of sleep. I was (and am) committed to writing for the site but at the same time, making a video is tough. I mean ask Heisenberger who has to make a video daily. Coming up with content, recording it while cursing out loud after every mess up and restarting, and of course editing it all comes at a price. But in the end, I reached a decision that I needed more writers. I needed people to help me reach the goals I have in mind while still freeing up my time to do more for Bombchu, and myself.
That’s where the delegation in the editorial title comes in. Bombchu is proud to add two new (hopefully regular) writers to our staff. Both writers are excited about video games and have unique insights into the industry that make me excited and feel rejuvenated to write again. That may sound a little cheesy but with them to help lift the weight of writing commitment off of my shoulders, I’m able to focus on other things such as marketing and brand growth. Not only that, but I can begin down the road to some of the things I’ve been promising from when I began but couldn’t pull myself away long enough to try them out.
There are lots of things that I’ve learned during this short time, in fact, education is the reason we are where we are at the moment and why we’re pushing forward to brand new heights in the near future. We want to continue to learn, grow, and experience new things and since a brand new console is literally days away, we know there will be plenty of things to write and think about. One of the other things we’ve begun doing is providing actual merchandise through a partnership with Red Bubble designed by our resident artist Pardon. Each design is really cool and I’m just excited to see our brand on cups, wallets, stickers, and all kinds of things!
This editorial should show it’s an exciting time for Bombchu and while I couldn’t hack it as a freelancer, I think that was an important experience that I needed to have. Don’t worry, we won’t be going anywhere anytime soon but we will definitely be going places.
Andron (or Ace as he likes to call himself) is the so called "Head Honcho" of Bombchu.com. He has a deep passion for video games primarily RPGs, Fighting or Adventure. When not gaming, he's furiously typing on his keyboard or coming up with new schemes.