Over the years I’ve worked on various sites and pages, some fairly well known, others more of a personal nature. All of the sites founded by me are now offline with no future plans of being reinstated, most of them are still viewable too.
Back in the day Halo was my favourite franchise because Bungie created some awesome games. The multiplayer was absolutely breathtaking and fun whilst the stories they wrote were always unique and full of lore. I ended up being a member of the Bungie community posting in the forums for a few years and even reaching the notable title of ‘Exalted Mythic Member’. When Bungie left Halo behind and moved on to Destiny the community was all Bungie had during the dark times between games. Myself and many other community members always used to seek out any new Destiny information we could gather.
Inspired by hawtymcbloggy I decided to design my first ever blog Named InsideDestiny with the intention of bringing the community every scrap of information I could find about Bungie’s new IP. As mentioned I wasn’t the only one, there were various other sites with detailed speculation.
The site like any other had a cold start but ended up being rather successful with well over half a million views. I closed the site down about 6 months to year after Destiny was released though as I lost interest in the game itself as it wasn’t what it was hyped to be. It was a blast though which lead to other sites being created.
With death comes new opportunities and beginnings, iBungie was InsideDestiny’s successor. It was a simple site where I designed and uploaded various Bungie themed wallpapers, twitter headers and avatars. The site closed down about 6 months later as I ended up loosing interest in the community itself as the forums had changed so much from what they used to be. In fact after the release of Destiny many of the older Halo generation Bungie fans left and moved on else where.
Halo Wars Org
In my current projects page you’ll see that I run a Twitter account called HaloWarsTwo. Before the game was confirmed to be in development I ran an account and blog dedicated to Halo Wars named Halo-Wars.Org. It featured matchmaking videos and articles written by other members from the Halo Wars community. Believe it or not I closed the site down thinking there would never be a sequel..
Brighton Gallery (2013)
Another hobby of mine that ventured onto WordPress was my love for photography. A few years back I used to take scenic photos fairly often so I wanted somewhere I could upload and share them as well as showcase them as a collection for myself. This has recently been shut down as the site was halfway through a make over, however I never finished upgrading it. BarefootPhotographer launched in it’s place.
When I was seriously a member of the Bungie community I found myself come across Bungiepedia, a wikia site dedicated to details and information on Bungie themselves. I spent a fair amount of time updating and creating new articles ensuring other users could find correct and reliable information. I did become an administrator, the site is still in operation however I no longer keep it updated.
Foman123, a highly respected and well known member of the Bungie community created the first Destinypedia, however due to personal reasons it had to be closed down. I founded a new version on wikia at the same time I was administrating Bungiepedia. Although I no longer run the site it’s still in operation today and has proved very popular with Destiny fans around the world.