When I first started reading and learning about making games, forming my own business, and marketing myself, I learned that I needed a Strategy and a Vision.
The primary issue with that, was that I’d just gotten over severe burnout in the military, and was creating an entirely new skill set from being a Mechanical Engineer / Infantry Officer.
I didn’t know what I wanted! I just blogged.
I’d read continually, that being aimless was wrong, and that I needed a vision.
So I created a grandiose vision, and came up with a strategy for marketing. You can read the general idea of my strategy here. It was actually working pretty well too.
Unfortunately, I increasingly realized that the path I was on, was not leading me in the direction I wanted, and I shifted gears. Actually, I just kind of shut down, and was back to making my blog more of a journal.
I knew I was doing some things I enjoyed, but felt like I was missing others.
I saw my stats decline as I reset, and just focused on art, and reading.
It wasn’t until I read a recent book that I realized that I needed to figure out what I wanted. I thought it was just to do concept art, but that wasn’t it.
It turned out, that I’m enjoying this process of learning about freedom, liberty, and conservatism. I also like doing some concept art, and I like making games.
So I’ll be focusing on those while developing my strategy.
We’ll see where it goes from there…