You may have noticed a general lack of content coming from me in recent weeks. This is partly due to adventures in fatherhood and increased pressure at work knackering me out, but it’s primarily due to the aforementioned adventures impacting on my already limited free time to the extent that I don’t have time to maintain this site and do anything else fun. Ever.
As much as I enjoy writing this blog it is meant to be as fun for me to write posts as for you to read them. When it stops being fun you have to ask yourself why on Earth would you bother? To that end I was coming to the conclusion that The Shell Case would be shut down, at least for a little while, so I can focus on projects that require more attention than I was giving them – which was the square root of fuck all – as well as give me some time to do hobby or possibly even fire up the xbox of an evening.
So it all seemed pretty grim and I was really quite sad that The Shell Case was coming to an end well before it’s time. That was until I had a chat with Erin – known as @sixeleven to many of you – who suggested that I adopt a more editorial approach and bring in contributors. Aside from being genius in its simplicity it is my hope that this will take The Shell Case to its next logical evolutionary step towards becoming a legitimate wargaming portal.
To that end you will be hearing a little less from me over the next few months – although I shall still be doing reviews and chucking out the odd opinion – whilst the new writers flex their muscles and I can concentrate on other projects. And if I find the energy I’ll resume my Tragedy of the Primarchs series as well.
This new team of writers have a lot to bring to the table including hobby experience and interest outside my own which means a whole host of new topics being discussed which will, hopefully, make The Shell Case a more interesting place to visit for a much wider range of gamers.
As I say, this is not me going hands off, just allowing me the head space to split my focus knowing that the site is in good hands. I have complete faith in my new team and I’m excited about the future of the site.
If you’re interested in contributing to The Shell Case then go to the Contributors page and complete the form below. I’ll do my best to respond in good time and it may involve you writing an example piece so I can see if your style suits the site.
So there we go: a new chapter in the life of The Shell Case and one that I hope will take the site from strength to strength. I’ll still be here, just a little quieter than normal for a while.