Technically, July would’ve been the one year anniversary of The Bonus World dot com existing, but it wasn’t until the following month that the website began to see regular updates, so I figure that’s more of a cause for celebration.
If you want to nitpick, The Bonus World as a brand came into existence sometime in early 2015 when it was just a podcast that we did with some of our YouTuber friends. It only lasted about ten episodes before scheduling became an issue, but it was a blast.
Since the end of that podcast, the whole brand kind of laid dormant while I continued to focus my attention on another, more successful YouTube channel I had. When that ultimately exploded, I made plans to bring back The Bonus World in a real way. The problem was I just kept doing the same stuff as my previous channels. It was fun, but it wasn’t fulfilling.
Fast-forward to July of 2017 when I decided to double-down on my writing efforts and build a website to house it all. Soon after in August we started streaming, which took me longer to figure out than I care to admit, but it also marked the beginning of regular content from us. That’s when I believe The Bonus World genuinely started.
Now here we are a whole year later, and I’m incredibly proud of everything The Bonus World has become. There’s still a ton of room for improvement and I know that, but I’m pretty content with the way things are right now. I’d like to see the return of more video content, but I’m taking my time before I dive into anything right away. Till then, the weekly blogs are still going to happen, as well as the light dusting of articles. Looking forward, I’m brainstorming new and interesting things we can do. There’s nothing set in stone yet, but I have a couple of ideas that I’d like to get off the ground by the end of the year.
All that being said, thanks for supporting us over this past year. And thank you to my friends who have supported me and joined me in this endeavor. This entire thing has been so creatively fulfilling for me, and continues to be one of my favorite projects to keep tinkering away at.
Here’s to another year of The Bonus World.