Anthony "Tony" Magestro--or known on the field of battle as Metzge--is an avid writer, gamer, and entrepreneur. When he's not writing, gaming, or entrepreneuring, he enjoys cooking, trippy movies, and trying to be awesome to varying degrees of success. Feel free to check out his LinkedIn page, especially if you need freelance help with content writing or digital marketing. Or just like to network, that's fine too.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about new beginnings. Over the course of the past two years and some change, we’ve had a few “relaunches” that usually amounted to some minor changes in layout or a new color scheme and logo. And while these changes have been important in developing our brand, I think it’s this next chapter that shall be the most exciting yet, solidifying our place within the writing corner of the gaming industry.
For those of you who are just joining us, Start 2 Continue began as another video game news website, covering the ins and outs of our favorite developers. While balancing day jobs, college classes, homework, sleeping and eating, and writing has proved to be difficult (admittedly our activity would ebb and flow with semester schedules), we’re still here and seeking to improve our approach to gaming journalism. Since our debut on June 1, 2013, we’ve come a long way, now boasting a volunteer staff of a dozen talented writers, video editors, and Twitch streamers (the latter two groups have been busy planning our expansion to these realms after the relaunch… but more on that later); at our peak, we had over 11,000 unique monthly viewers, a number we hope to reach again now that some of us have graduated college or switched jobs, finding more time to work on the project.
But most importantly–and if I’m to speak candidly–this has been a wonderful learning experience. To be able to build something from nothing and adapt and change upon your formula, to meet professionals and experts in the field that you love, to work with video games and to befriend those who make them, write about them, and play them. I don’t know; it’s pretty neat.
And this is just the beginning.
As we unveil our new facelift and all the cool little features and widgets we can incorporate with WordPress (and we made sure to get one with a cool dynamic navbar as you guys like 😉 ), we hope you enjoy the work we’ve done. And if there’s anything we can do to improve or if you’re interested in working with us on this project, you can let us know in the form below:
Either way, thank you all for your continued support. It’s been fun all these years and hopefully, there’ll be many more to come.