What’s Happening to 3DS Buzz?
My last post on 3DS Buzz.
Most people are pretty impressed when I tell them I can hold my breath for over 2 minutes. I imagine they look at me and think “wow, that’s one extreme guy”. But believe it or not, I would rank that as only my second greatest achievement.
I would say that I’m more proud that I put 3DS Buzz together, a website which was visited by 300,000 people in one month. That’s twice as many people as you can see here:
Sadly reporting news on 3DS Buzz no longer makes enough money to support itself. The reason is that Google has started sending people searching for 3DS information to very well established websites with a handful of pages relating to the 3DS, like Amazon, instead of independent websites which are dedicated to the subject.
But 3DS Buzz isn’t going away, it is just changing.
Our forums are still as active as ever and they are a lovely place to hang out and kill some time. They are going to become the main focus of 3DS Buzz, and as the site will now be all about chatting, the name “3DS Buzz” makes more sense! It’s as if it was the plan all along… but no, it wasn’t.
My goal with 3DS Buzz was simply to make the best 3DS resource on the Internet. I could never do that on my own. I had so much help that I don’t know where to begin talking about it. There were writers that went way beyond the call of duty to help entertain and inform us all. Forum members who wanted to actively help to make it a better place. Facebook users who shared our stuff. Editors of the 3DS Wiki who gave up their time to make a useful resource for other people.
3DS Buzz isn’t going away, so today I’m just going to pay this tribute to the writers who have been keeping us updated on the latest 3DS news for the past 3 years. Here’s a rundown of the top contributing writers and how many posts they each contributed.
Adam Sparks – 115
Ben Bertoli – 111
Feld0 – 98 (Community manager and the guy who got 3DS Buzz mentioned on every major gaming website for the first time)
James Day – 96
Jordan Bayes – 163 (Who stayed on right until the bitter end)
Jorge Fernandez – 347 (One of the first group of 3 writers)
Luke Kemp – 185 (Editor)
Sam Walking – 234 (Current community manager)
Stuart Young – 178 (One of our first writers)
Tony White – 770 (The most prolific writer and stayed with us until the end)
Will Wood – 232
All of them have been lovely and talented people who have been great to work with.
I’ve only written 150 posts myself. My main contribution to 3DS Buzz has been organising stuff, promoting it and coding stuff. So it’s only fitting that my final post includes something I’ve coded to look back over the 3,000 articles which have been posted. You can see it here (if it doesn’t cash the servers).