This week marked the second anniversary of Backdoor Quads. I remember setting it up as a portfolio for my writing. I could scarcely have imagined how much it would have helped me on the way to where I am now.
This anniversary also made me reflect on what was an eventful 2016. I graduated from university. I reported at my first World Series of Poker. And since September, I’ve been studying for a Multimedia Sports Journalism Diploma, something I’ve wanted to do for a number of years.
For all of those reasons and more, this site didn’t produce as much content last year as it did in 2015. In fact, I ended up with three times fewer viewers.
However, as the old adage goes – quality over quantity.
I published some amazing articles this year. Breaking the news that the GPL Playoffs and Final had been secretly moved from TwitchCon and the Wembley Arena respectively. My well-received series ‘Letters from Vegas’. Adam Owen’s very personal account of his third place finish at EPT Barcelona. All great content.
But what I want to do is get back to writing for the joy of writing.
When the course I am currently on finishes in May, I intend to work in Las Vegas again. When that finishes I will be heading out into the world wide of work properly for the first time. Therefore, it’s time Backdoor Quads returned to being what it was set up to be: a portfolio.
I want people to see my writing.
I want people to share my writing.
I want people to enjoy my writing.
…and then I want them to pay me for it.
Here’s to a great 2017!
Editor of Backdoor Quads