So a new year is coming, and I've been kicking around an idea. I've been wanting to get involved with another project (I've been writing a bit on the side for the last few years), but instead of working for someone else, I wanted to try to create something of my own. I know we have a good number of students and otherwise young people here. My vision is a place to give gamers or other similar crowds a place to voice their opinions and/or share their created content within a community that supports and encourages this creativity. This is not a forum however. Content would be edited and held to certain standards. You don't carve out a little niche on the internet, being as bloated as it is, by delivering mediocre to poor content.
I'm really just brainstorming the idea at this point. If it sounds terrible feel free to tell me how awful I am. Otherwise feel free to offer suggestions, words of encouragement, or let me know if you'd like to be a part of it. Obviously, I can't pay anyone, and it's entirely possible this will fail and not attract a single viewer. Personally, I'm sick of just sitting around and criticizing other people who take a chance and make something. I want to build something myself.
I don't want to follow any particular format. If you write (about anything: news, sports, tv, movies, music, games, short stories, poetry, etc), draw (comics, paintings, digital, etc), make music, create web pages, edit, make podcasts, program flash games, whatever. This will be an entirely new venture for me as well. At first, it will just be me approving what gets used but I hope to expand that to include other people that consistently put out quality content. People with judgement I can trust.
So I know I'm light on hard details at the moment, but the idea really is in its infancy. Please, let me know what you all think.