At the end of 2021 I uploaded what I thought would be the last post I’d ever make on The Bonus World. It was a tough decision but it was the only one to make at the time considering that I was experiencing some monumental life changes and found genuine difficulty in balancing all of it alongside running a website. I don’t want to make it sound like I have everything completely under control now, cause that absolutely is not the case, but I do have a better handle on things now more so than I did over a year ago.
So I’ve decided to bring The Bonus World back – kind of.
Like the about page says, I want to take The Bonus World in a slightly different direction but fully understand that whatever form the site does take will still have a lot of general pieces on games that aren’t particularly groundbreaking and will look very similar to the posts of old. However, I don’t want to only want to just spin up the ‘content machine’ once more and do nothing different with the site, but I understand how lofty and unrealistic it sounds to strive to produce exclusively transformative work.
It would also make me sound like a complete jackass if I genuinely proposed that.
I don’t know what the elevator pitch for The Bonus World is these days, but I know that it isn’t going to be a carbon copy of what it used to be. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate what this place used to be, but I want to be able to talk more earnestly about balancing responsibilities and maintaining relationships while trying to not fall back into my old anti-social and reclusive gaming habits. I want to be able to speak from the heart a little more and not feel like this isn’t the right venue for that kind of thing. This isn’t me saying that The Bonus World is no longer a place for fun, but it’s growing up alongside of me and I want to reflect that in the things I write.
I can’t say I necessarily have some grand plan nor do I have any wild ambitions for the site, but it is important to me that The Bonus World continues to exist and that there’s stuff for people to read and engage with. There’s no schedule, there’s no plan, it’s all jazz, baby, and I hope that you’ll join me in figuring out exactly what The Bonus World is and where it goes from here.