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A bittersweet goodbye from Jordan
Thanks for all the pieces
Regardless of how a lot house I’ve to course of all of it, this was by no means going to be simple to write down. After greater than 15 years and 15,000 posts, my time at Destructoid — a weblog I joined whereas I used to be nonetheless simply a youngster! — has come to an finish.
It’s been a wild experience for the reason that day Niero randomly took an opportunity on me, and I’m pleased with what the staff has achieved, and can accomplish.
Deep down, I knew I wouldn’t be right here “ceaselessly” — however I additionally knew that I wouldn’t actually need to do that job anyplace else. I didn’t simply need to write about video games; I wished to write down about video games on Destructoid. On the web, there’s no scarcity of locations to name dwelling. This one’s been mine for a very long time, and it has change into an unshakable a part of my id.
Yearly at Destructoid has been totally different than the final, and there are all the time new challenges to face. However the final couple of years, particularly, have been exhausting on me. They’ve been exhausting on all of us, in massive, small, and typically invisible-from-the-outside methods. Stress, burnout, nervousness — all of it piles up. I’ve immense respect for anybody who helps make websites like this tick. The business could be so unforgiving and unstable. Grasp in there.
To be clear, my departure has nothing to do with Destructoid transferring below the Gamurs banner, and this was my determination to make. It’s… time.
Whereas the location’s sale was a shock, and the transition was *hectic*, I used to be completely satisfied in regards to the potential of Dtoid leaving a public firm with many alternative pursuits to affix a non-public group purely targeted on gaming websites. There are going to be loads of new alternatives for the incoming websites and workers, however for me personally, this appeared like the appropriate time to make a comparatively clear break. This was my “end line,” and it feels good (albeit extremely bittersweet) to be standing on the opposite facet of it.
I’ve break up EIC duties with Chris Carter for years, and he’ll proceed to guide the cost with help from Chris Moyse, CJ, Eric, and Noelle.
If issues have appeared oddly quiet currently, effectively, now you understand what’s up with me. And it’ll little doubt take extra time for everybody to get totally settled into the brand new digs, notably with a web site as technologically eccentric as Destructoid. Your persistence is appreciated.
On behalf of the location, we’re grateful in your continued readership and help, via thick and skinny and ever-changing circumstances. That goes for you longtime lurkers, too. You all make this price doing. You make it significant, day in and time out.
There are sure to be bumps within the highway — that’s simply life — however I’m so excited to see the place issues go from right here. All in good time.
As for me, I’m seeking to rebalance my day-to-day away from video games and the web for a number of months, so if I disappear for a bit, don’t be alarmed. I’ve been steadily disconnecting, and lemme let you know, it’s an adjustment.
To everybody who has contributed to Destructoid in *any method* since 2006, thanks. Sincerely. I really feel like I’ve obtained a lifetime of recollections. ❤️