Thursday, January 8, 2015
Haaappy New Year, folks.
My past month's been pretty good. Moved to Halifax to work with a great team of people at Silverback Games. Generally it's not like you're going to speak ill of your coworkers in a public forum, but these people really are fantastic to work with, my bosses included.
Aside from that, the subreddit I started back in mid-August has really taken off. /r/ArtFundamentals now has just shy of 3000 subscribers (we should clear that mark by early next week, if not sooner), and I've been receiving five to ten homework submissions for critique daily. It's a hell of a lot of work to keep up with, especially while finding my way around a new job, but the feeling I get from seeing so many people improve from my suggestions, and put so much of their own effort into completing these exercises is without equal. I only worry that its growth is not sustainable in the long-term.
I'm contemplating different ways to approach changing its structure. Most of my options involve building a dedicated website for it, and if I do that, I'm inclined to take it all the way - pay proper designers, take the time to properly develop and test it, and also implement a business model that at the very least breaks even, and doesn't become a drain on my own bank account. I love teaching, but perhaps not so much that I'd go into the red over it. That said, I have no intention of ever charging for the lessons that I write, so I'd likely attempt to monetize the core service I've been offering - my (supposedly insightful) critiques.