There will be a lot of really big changes in my life come 2018. I will be a new home owner for the first time and will be starting a new life with my partner of nearly 10 years. As settling down, starting a family and focusing on business are my highest priorities, I have taken a lot of serious time to reflect on what will be happening with Final Fantasy Community. This has been a project I've held a lot of passion towards since my high school years and as time goes by, life only gets busier and busier with less free time to have fun.
Managing a website like Final Fantasy Community is not a simple task, especially when ensuring minimal to no downtime, that everything's running smooth and to address any issues that arise.
Over the last year when I first started considering the future of Final Fantasy Community, whether I would shut it down or sell it, I've finally and officially come to a decision. I am going to be making a public announcement that Final Fantasy Community will be available for purchase. Anyone interested in taking over Final Fantasy Community will be required to register on the website, introduce themselves to the community and post in the official announcement thread I will be publishing at some point later this week or in the coming weeks.
I want to hand the site over to the right person, someone who will not only care for the project but for its members. So, with this decision, I won't be focusing too much on the amount but rather the personality of the person who would be taking over. I'm hoping that all parties interested in taking over this project will participate in the community, get to know its members and in turn allow the members get to know them, this way the transition will be a smooth one and everyone will be comfortable with the new owner.
I've invested a lot of time and money into Final Fantasy Community, obviously with absolutely no regrets at all.
I will be extremely flexible in negotiating the sale of FFC to the right person and of course, I will only accept serious inquiries as there is a lot that would need to be gone over between both myself and the individual interested in taking over FFC.
To all members of Final Fantasy Community, don't be alarmed by this and don't take this as bad news. I am going to do everything I can to ensure the site remains online for you all to enjoy and that this project continues on even if I am not the one running the show.
If whoever takes over doesn't have a technical background in running a site like this, that's no problem and no need for concern. I will be given a complete one-on-one live session so that every aspect of the site is laid out and understood. I will also offer to stick around to provide some ongoing assistance if and whenever needed, I just won't be able to maintain this as a full time project as I am currently doing now.
The biggest problem for me is that I can't take the site forward in the direction it needs to be taken, specifically on a marketing standpoint. This is a great opportunity for someone who either has a lot of free time, perhaps has some highly popular social media channels with a large following or perhaps a gamer who streams and is able to engage in their audience on a level I can't commit to. Marketing, growing sites from nothing to something is what I do but because this project is a spare time project for me, I've simply been unable to invest the proper time and resources into growing the site, as most of you are aware with my brief appearances here on the site.
Anyways, that's all for now. I just wanted to get this out in the open. It's a painful decision considering I finally brought my vision to life of what I wanted FFC to become.
I am hoping to hand over Final Fantasy Community and all of its channels to a selected new owner no later than December 2017.