The time has come. Yes, it is the time that none of you were waiting for and none of you were expecting. It is the end of an era. It is the end of “This Week In Roleplaying”
This Week In Roleplaying started with noble purposes. The reason why I created this weekly post each Friday was to give a little link love to five different websites or posts around the roleplaying community. In addition, it would force me to search around, discover new websites, revisit old ones, and pay attention to what was happening in the roleplaying community.
Despite those noble intentions, numbers don’t lie. This Week In Roleplaying was one of the least viewed posts consistently and provided very little outbound traffic to those websites I was trying to highlight. I’ve seen this type of post work successfully on other websites but right now, at this point in RPG Alchemy’s growth, it is not providing the impact it was intended for.
RPG Alchemy’s goal is to help gamers get more out of gaming. In addition to this, I also want to help connect gamers with developers in a way that benefits everyone involved. Although This Week In Roleplaying had the potential to do that, it was not accomplishing that goal.
Anyone who is familiar with the Pareto Principle knows that you typically get 80% of your productivity out of 20% of your work. This Week In Roleplaying had fallen into the bottom 80% of work that was providing little or no value compared to the amount of time I was putting into it. As such, it will be going away so I can focus more time on the valuable things that are producing results.
RPG Alchemy will still focus on providing two to three high quality roleplaying articles, reviews, or interviews each week. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always time to do the important things. Thank you everyone for your understanding. Now it is time to get to work!