Site owner Nick Calandra here. Just wanted to get a post out this month giving you an update on the status of OnlySP. It’s been pretty slow the past few months as I’m sure you’re all well aware, but that’s summer for you. This year is a bit odd in terms of gaming coverage as we have a lot of high profile releases this holiday season that are of course being pushed to the front and center over what’s coming out in 2015.
Thus, there’s been a lack of news to cover regarding new game details and such. It’s a usual trend that happens every year, although this year has been a bit harsher in terms of new things to report on. However, there have been some changes to OnlySP over the past few months as a number of us have settled back into college or have moved on to bigger and better things.
You’ve probably noticed by now that our staff numbers have significantly dropped since the end of this summer. Part of that was me cutting down on the number of people we have writing for the site to make sure things are a bit more organized as well as removing those who didn’t post content very often. Others left to pursue different avenues or just wanted a break from gaming journalism.
Our current team right now mainly consists of 4-5 consistent writers and our YouTube channel has taken a bit of a hiatus again until we find another video editor that matches the standard set by Adam for our channel.
I’ll be adding a few new writers here in the near future when I find what I’m looking for, but for the moment you can count on Tripp and I for news, David Nelson for consistent editorial content and Lachlan for all your Editor in Chief needs (as well as interesting travel stories). We’ve got some other writers doing some editing and such as well, but as you can imagine we’re all pretty busy this time of year.
BUT, that doesn’t mean OnlySP has faltered in terms of growth. As it stand rights now, we’re just under 1.6 million visits for the year and we’re shooting to surpass 2 million for the year which means we would have grown 120% in the course of one year which is a huge accomplishment for everyone here at OnlySP. Next year we plan to bring in even higher numbers as we enter our third year of publication.
My ambitions for the site will have to slow down a bit as I tried to manage a bit too much this summer, but you can be sure we’ll be more organized than ever by the start of 2015. If you have any questions for me or the team, be sure to let us know in the comments section or through email and we will be happy to answer. Also be on the lookout for reviews on FIFA 15, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Alien: Isolation and many more games in the coming weeks and months.
Hey everyone, David Nelson dropping in. Nick had me do an edit on this and I couldn’t resist saying a word or two. I’ve done my best to help Nick over the years as this site grew from a tiny corner of the web with a terrible interface (lol) and I can tell you he’s a man you want to stick with. This team may ebb and flow, some may come and go, but OnlySP ONLY gets stronger with every change and lesson learned. We are true believers in high standards of community and interaction; we stand as a team to serve you and serve as a beacon to contrast in full brightness against the darker, flame-filled gaming interwebs where thoughtful discussion of the industry goes to die.
I apologize for not commenting enough with you all in my own editorials and will endeavor to do so more in the coming year even as I take on new responsibilities in my own life. We work hard to foster a positive and trustworthy gaming site, Nick more than anybody, so you can all take part in this vision of a mature and unique site that we want you to have as your homepage, not just a bookmark.
Finally, I’d like to thank you all for participating in discussions on all of our articles. I think I speak for us all when I say it is a pleasure to see a reader interact with our ideas and offer up their own. That is what it’s all about, the readers connecting through a common interest: this crazy and exciting hobby.
-David D. Nelson