This site started well over three years ago out of an overabundance of free time, a desire to flex my creative muscles, and of course a love for all things Rock Band. But lately, some things have changed, and if you follow my personal Twitter account (@tommyjwall), I’m sure you’ve been hearing a little about it.
Over the past year, my full-time job has been undergoing some pretty significant overhauls and my workload has increased exponentially. While this is a good thing for my personal job security, it has unfortunately meant a decrease in the quantity and quality of content I publish on the site. (As a few noticed, this was part of the reason for the shuttering of our sister site DanceKinection.) And as of last Tuesday, my wife gave birth to our brand new baby daughter, which has inevitably taken up nearly all of my previously remaining free time. In fact, my wife and I are still dealing with some not insignificant complications from the birth, as it is now eleven days out and I’m writing this from the hospital. Because of all these major life changes, my time running the site will be diminishing greatly.
As I repeat every so often, I always envisioned RockBandAide being a site run for the fans, by the fans. We have been blessed to have had many fans contribute to the site, but most of the daily recurring stories have been written by yours truly, and that’s where you guys come in. Recurring weekly content like the RBN Highlights and Thursday Throwbacks have been written by some excellent and dedicated writers nearly every week, and we recently tapped Rock Band superfan @OsagaTheGreat to take over much of the major recurring duties (DLC announcements, playthroughs/reviews, etc.), but we are always looking for more enthusiastic, talented, and dedicated people to contribute content (ideally, weekly recurring content). Even if its just “Hey, I can write the RBN DLC posts for you each week,” it would help this site and the community out in massive ways.
I will still be involved with the site as the owner and editor, but I have a hard time seeing myself producing weekly recurring content in the foreseeable future. I still hope to write and publish one-off posts like the Setlist Checklists again, and I still come up with some great ideas for interesting posts but rarely have the free time to write and publish them, but there’s no timetable for when these will be written. If you’re willing to help out with the site, let us know via the Contact Us page or hit us up on Twitter. Since we don’t generate any significant revenue for the site, I can’t promise any pay, but I may be able to throw occasional DLC codes or even PAX/PAX East/E3 press passes your way for truly dedicated authors.
So that’s it for now. I want to send a big thank you out to all the Rock Band fans who helped this fanboy do some amazing things with some amazing people over the last few years. You guys rock!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for all the kind words. I will send out a communication to everyone that has expressed interest in helping out with the site. If there’s something that you think others would find interesting, we’ll try to get it published here on the site!