Holy shit, Greg Miller quit IGN! I heard this news and it shocked me. The main reason for this was because I never thought he would leave IGN. He was so dedicated to the site that I thought he would eventually be one of the leaders of the site, like Peer Schneider. However, I wish him the best as well as Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys, and Nick Scarpino. I like the Kinda Funny content and I’m sure it’s just going to get better since it’s now their full time job.
I do want to talk about why this has really affected me. Greg isn’t the first to do this. A few months ago, Jim Sterling left The Escapist to go independent as well. What’s more is I’ve noticed more and more people who work in the video game journalism industry also have side stuff going on. Tim Gettys’ friend and former IGN coworker Alfredo Diaz is pretty big on Twitch, for example. I’m noticing a trend, is what I’m saying. One gig in this business is no longer enough.
As someone who wants to write for a living, this makes me take pause and question my current plan in life. I know I want to write but now I’m wondering if that’s going to be enough. I’m wondering if I need a plan A-2, sort of speak. I’m doing YouTube videos for fun on the side but that’s not something that I’ve taken seriously. I’ll be going back to college next month, working towards my English degree, but I think I should get serious about not just my blog but maybe YouTube as well. Perhaps something else, I’m not sure.
Essentially, what I’m saying is I’ve noticed a trend that traditional online journalism might not be enough and as someone who aspires to join that industry, I might need to think of something to do in addition to that. So what do you all think about the Kinda Funny crew leaving IGN? What are your thoughts on the importance of multitasking when in this business? Leave a comment and let me know. Peace and love, gamers and players! Colorwind Out!