I started this blog back in 2012 as a hobby spurred on by my interest in Nerf blasters and by other blogs doing the same at the time. I've since broadened the scope of this blog and in the years since it's gained more hits than I would have ever imagined as a high school freshman would ever get from just doing product reviews and other miscellaneous stuff. I've always gotten a kick out of expressing my opinion on things and this blog has taught me a whole lot about how to put my thoughts into words.
Recently though I haven't felt as passionate about continuing to run this blog nor do I have the time to do so anymore. I'm pretty well done with Nerf for the most part. I've run out of room to continue the hobby in the same capacity I've used to plus, having been accustomed to the hot glue and PVC hackjobs of the era I started up in, I'm kind of put off by the new mass produced precision and shift to electrics that have dominated the new modding scene. I know I sound like an old geezer complaining about kids and their newfangled 3D printed contraptions, but I simply just could never embrace it.
There is also the problem with money. I've run this blog on nothing but my own hard earned cash and I've never, nor would I have really wanted to take donations in order to keep this place running. Nerf has gotten expensive and much of the other stuff I post about are too, and I'd like be smarter with my purchasing. Pouring money into random things just so I could have something to write about just isn't a sustainable way of running this place.
Regardless I've learned a lot running this blog and I'm glad to have stuck with it for roughly seven years, but unfortunately I think it's time to close the door. The blog will still be online as long as Blogger or Google doesn't have a meltdown and I somehow lose everything but I'll be shutting down the Chatroll and I won't be responding to any comments left on here from this point on. I'll still be active in other circles such as Reddit and Twitter, not to mention I'll also continue to be a complete tryhard with video games, be it on PC or console. I do want to revisit the YouTube channel at some point too, but we'll see how that plays out.
Last but not least I want to thank you guys: if you've been following me for a while or even just popped in for five minutes, thank you guys so much. Seeing that view counter climb over the years and hearing your feedback was all motivation for me to keep going. I am going to miss this place but who knows, maybe I'll revisit blogging somewhere down the line. For now though, my life is far too packed to continue on here like I used to and I'd hate to let the blog sit without any sort of closure.
Once again, thank you guys so much. I hope to see you again on whatever endeavors I've got next.