We are officially half-way through 2017 and its time to make some announcements for Gamer Logic and what its future holds.
The beginning of the year marked our launch for our Patreon page that I had high hopes for, but ultimately failed due to hit and runners grabbing the content and cancelling their pledges before they were required to pay. Seeing the writing on the wall, I decided to pull the plug on the project and seek other ways of paying for the costs of running Gamer Logic without it digging too deep into my own bank account.
Today, I’m finally getting around to announcing that we found that funding. Last month, I signed a two-year deal with an advertising company that will be paying for advertising space on Gamer Logic Dot Net. This is great news, because the funding from it and the few months of the Patreon page immediately went into paying for a better server for Gamer Logic; meaning more bandwidth and more capabilities.
Full disclosure here: Some advertisements on websites annoy the ever-living shit out of me and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been hit with web sites that run ads that automatically play videos, sounds, music or suddenly show a full screen window of whatever the ad is trying to sell you. When I started approaching companies looking to sell advertising space, I had a list of requirements and the major one was that the advertisements posted needed to be non-evasive. Most of my talks with companies stopped thereafter and even most of the ones that stuck around still tried to sell me a line of bull shit; but we eventually found a winner. So, trust me on this one: You’ll see ads, but you’ll see the content first.
My focus the last few months has been really to bring crowds back to the actual Gamer Logic website rather than YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and all the other social media platforms the site hangs its hat on. The traffic we get here absolutely destroys anything we do anywhere else, so why wouldn’t we want to keep the fire burning the brightest here? No more having our content held hostage because Google or Facebook want money to promote it or because they changed their view algorithm.
We will be making a few changes to what content we produce and where it sits. Here’s the list so far:
Bleeps on Wax – Exclusive to Gamer Logic Dot Net with teaser videos pushed to social media.
Import Boken – Exclusive to Gamer Logic Dot Net with teaser videos pushed to social media.
JAMMA Session – Series will be predominately featured on YouTube, but uploaded to other social media sites.
Gamer Logic Live – We will no longer being doing live streams on Twitch or YouTube as the views do make sense to continue doing them at those sites. We WILL however continue to be doing live streams from Facebook Live where the views are substantially better. The eventual plan is to host live streams directly on Gamer Logic Dot Net along with videos, but that is a work in progress.
We will continue to distribute all our random content across all social media platforms.
Advertisements will start appearing on www.gamerlogic.net on September 1st.
I’m really excited about the future of Gamer Logic and have a few things planned for the end of the year. Those announcements will come later though!
A major thanks to everyone who continues to support Gamer Logic and a massive thank you to our Facebook admins Marcus and Emmie as well!