Monday, August 15, 2016

Dare to dream: Changing the game journalism industry

I will admit to being a bit of a dreamer. I get wonderful ideas that are bigger than me or my capabilities. Every once in a while, one really makes sense and this is that dream.

I'm really tired of not getting the recognition the big guys get.  Our content is just as good if not better.  Not everything we do is gold.  I'm not that egotistical.  But I firmly believe our podcast and video reviews are good.

And I feel that way about a lot of our fellow podcasters/video producers/reviewers.  There are a lot of people putting out great content.  But since you're not a Dice Tower or a Watch It Played or a Rahdo, you don't get the recognition you deserve.  And frankly, I'm really tired of it.

So what can one podcast team do?  Not a lot by ourselves.  What we can do is work together and that's what I'm proposing.  One team can't cover all the games.  One team can't put out enough content to deliver new and exciting information several times a week.  It's just not possible.  But as a team of teams, a collective of individuals, a coalition of boardgame journalists?  Oh, we certainly can.  And we can make an impact that changes the game (all puns intended) for all of us.

Here's what I propose.  We need to unite.  We need to get content providers providing the content.  We need to push this on social media.  We need to help each other to do better work and offer assistance where we can.  We need to drive each other to be the best we can be.  And we'll do that together.

If you are a content provider and you want to work with me on this, let's talk.  I'm open to damn near anything.  It's time people hear our voices.  Message me on Twitter @cardboardinsane or e-mail me at info at cardboardinsanity D0T C0M.  Let's do this.

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