So, with a full month passed, here’s the question: has anyone kept up their New Years Resolutions yet?
All of that stuff aside, we’re announcing a potential possibility concerning the future of the UndergrounDuelists blog.
As some of you may know, this little blog of ours began in late May 2011, which was a product of boredom from the three original founders of the blog. We began wanting to post tips mainly on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, but quickly realized that we couldn’t survive with just Yu-Gi-Oh! news, prompting us to make this blog into a video game-based site. The move was the right choice: on one hand, we would have some dedicated followers for both Yu-Gi-Oh! and the main video console systems (Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony), and on the other, we have plenty of content to show you guys.
Well, we’re now nearing our 2-year anniversary, and it’s time that some things have changed.
Though we’ve been making a few changes over the years, such as adding new things on our sidebar (affiliates, League of Legends streams, etc.) as well as standardizing our news content, we’ve yet to reach the mass audience. Sure, we’ve got viewers all over the world, but we haven’t really been able to do much with the connections that we currently have.
With this said, we are announcing a potential possibility that will take effect in the coming months: we will be giving this blog to our college, Tusculum College, to allow the continuation of the blog be handled by the student body.
What will happen? Quite a number of things actually. First off, we will be in the works to form an official organization within the school. A staff, chosen by me, will head the organization for the first year (the 2013-2014 school year), ranging from students with majors in Digital Media, Art, and more. This will be done in hopes to give you guys, the viewers, more content and professional journalism reporting, while still maintaining that interesting, fun look that we’ve been aiming for.
Also, if you’re in the Tusculum College area (Greeneville, Tennessee), you will also have the chance to attend our events. As of now, we are planning various tournaments and other gatherings, most of which should be free-of-cost. Tournaments can potentially include Yu-Gi-Oh!, MTG, and Pokemon TCG, video games, and more.
As of now, UDuelists currently holds information for anime, video games, movies, and music-related news, showcasing talent from across the world as well as bringing you up-to-date on the latest news. We’ve established a few PR connections with big name companies like Nintendo and Square Enix, a measure that we took so we could have assets from upcoming games to show you. Also, we’ve made our presence in social media, ranging from Facebook and Twitter, to PhotoBucket and YouTube.
All of you are quite loyal fans, and we’re still quite surprised that our blog has grown so much over the past couple of years, so it is our hope that, with the new direction from other students at Tusculum College, we can make the experience much better.
Please keep in mind, however, that this is not definite. We may not follow through with this plan, but it is a high likelihood as I announce my leave from this blog effective May 2014. This proposed plan is in hopes that other people can continue with this blog, and we apologize in advance to all of our dedicated fans if we cannot make it work passed May 2014. In any case, it’s been awesome writing and sharing with all of you, and we hope we can continue the blog in the future!