So as people may have noticed via my Twitter, a big announcement has been, er, announced.
I’ve got mixed feelings about this.
While the business side of my brain knows this is undoubtedly the best decision for all involved. Combined we’ll have more chance of being able to become something massive and successful. Reso’s great writers will benefit greatly from more exposure I’m sure. There’s a whole wealth of positives.
I still feel sad about it all. I love the Reso name. I was proud to be editor of the site, a site I’d read for a good couple of years previously. I guess I feel a little like I’ve let some people down. Or maybe, I feel like I’ve let myself down. Why? That’s the tricky part to determine!
I suppose I’m just not used to making such big decisions. Decisions that affect other people.
In the past, I remember it was hard to leave XboxGameZone but it was for the best. It was hard to leave TheGameReviews and my Rumor Killers column but I knew it was the best decision. This decision affected more than just me though.
Really it came down to a fear that I’d be judged negatively for doing so. I was/am worried that people would see it as weakness on my part, or giving in. Maybe it is. But if in doing so, it gives me and others the chance to become bigger, then surely it’s worth that?
As clichéd as it sounds, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. An industry full of people trying to get ahead, many of which all too happy to be critical and negative of others. For someone with limited self confidence, it’s probably one of the worst industries to get involved in. Anything artistic is.
Ultimately though, you’ve got to do what you feel is best for you and your staff. I have no doubt that I’ve done this.