Ever so often, I’m inclined to engage in romanticism and take pen to paper when I’m feeling particularly inspired. I’ve made habit to record my thoughts upon a spur of inspiration, as even the silliest ideas in their inception can blossom into full-fledged, money-making ventures. Part of being an entrepreneur is maintaining a mindset of constant observation and questioning the world around you. The ever enduring quest to identify new opportunities and challenge the status quo is at its core, the engine that drives innovation.
In the Zyori podcast from this morning, I spoke about my recent purchase of an iPad and how its motivated me to embark on a quest of further digitizing my notes and organizing them across all of my devices. Although I’ve made great stride in my oxymoronic efforts to streamline my creative process over the years, I often find myself in a state of constant clutter. My workspace, both digital and physical, is overflowing with notes, to-do lists, half-finished articles, and an array of brainstorms scattered about hundreds of documents, notebooks, and bits of paper.
It would seem that chaos is an integral part of my creative process.
In my initial efforts to unify my notes, I stumbled upon a folder archiving many of my half-finished essays on topics that are unrelated to gaming. Most of them lack any real depth or journalism, but upon discovery they prompted me to consider setting aside some space on the site to post my articles that have nothing to do with video games.
Outside of my work in esports, I’ve made a continual effort to keep my writing skills up to par. I’ve been told on more than one occasion that writing prowess is unlike riding a bike; if you don’t use it, you lose it. I’ve composed a fair bit of literature outside of the esports landscape, but have lacked an appropriate venue to post the off-contract pieces
I’ve written at my own volition. I’ve always maintained zyori.tv as a gaming-only source, though the brand has continuously evolved to encompass a wider range of topics and perspectives. Shows like News Report and the Zyori Podcast have helped to broaden our scope by mixing real-world topics into our gaming-related endeavors.
As things have continued to evolve, Zyori.tv is coming full circle and shifting back into a portfolio site, archiving the vast majority of digital content I’ve had a hand in creating. With that, I’ve decided to reserve the new Strange and Unusual category for my written content that doesn’t relate to gaming.