I've learnt a lot from doing it too. I think my writing has evolved over the year, though it still rambles and heads off on random tangents at times. I've realised that 3000 words on a game is too much, 800 words is not enough. Hopefully devoted readers will have seen an increase in screenshots, quotes and even first hand insight from developers who are happy to answer questions in Twitter. I've tried to cover a range on genres, which has been a brilliant way of encouraging me to explore games I wouldn't normally have touched. This hasn't always gone well, but it has meant I have a much more varied Snes diet than I would have had if I didn't write. I've even started doing requests which has been another eureka moment. It means I'm being introduced to other people's favourite games, which in some cases have become my favourite games.
BoxedPixels, has also presented fantastic opportunities. It seems strange that when I wanted to find a way into journalism at university I struggled to get noticed. Now that I work in a different area and write simply for fun, opportunities to take my writing further have started coming in. From writing articles for websites, to guesting on podcasts I never imagined that the thing I did to keep me busy on my work commute would presents such creative adventures.
So what does the future hold? I have no intention of stopping my blog, especially now it's finding it's feet. I have a stock pile of 77 games so have 37 more to write about at least - that's six months of weekly posts right there. Some of these are titles often considered the best on the Super Nintendo, some are obscure, and others are Japanese exclusive titles that I'd never heard of till I started looking beyond the familiar games. Hopefully there will be something in future posts for everyone.
So thank you, dear reader for joining me over this first year. The first of many many more I hope.