Can you believe that it’s already been one year since we started Go Game Guru? It really doesn’t seem like it, but the calendar says otherwise…
On August 22, 2011 it’s Go Game Guru’s 1st birthday!
Thanks to all our readers!
There’s no way we would have kept working on this thing for so long without the advice and encouragement of so many readers.
Without you, Go Game Guru would’ve ended up as just another abandoned web page on the scrap heap of the internet.
Thank you all for taking time out of your day to read and comment on our site regularly. Thanks especially to everyone who’s given us advice, linked to our site or shared our articles with friends.
What’s gone well?
It’s reassuring that some things are getting easier and better. For example, we finally settled on clean design that loads quickly a few months ago and nearly 1000 Go players worldwide read our free Go newsletter each week! Do you?
Younggil’s been publishing fairly frequent commentaries of professional games and readers definitely seem to enjoy them.
We’ve all learned a lot, and many things that used to take a long time now seem really easy :). However, we still have plenty to learn and a lot more work to do.
What still needs work?
Learn Go The Easy Way
I started a series of articles for beginners called Learn Go The Easy Way. The first three articles have been published and I’m fighting to find time to write more. Don’t worry though, the next two articles are coming soon and there’ll be plenty of ninjas!
Top 20 Go Players
Likewise, Younggil started a fascinating series about the personalities of the Top 20 Go players of 2010, which he really wants to finish. Recently, he’s been busy revamping his Go school, where he teaches Go to lots of children (as well as adults) in Sydney.
If you live in Sydney or are ever visiting, it’s definitely worth stopping by. I hear the new website for Younggil’s Go School will launch soon ;).
Questions and Answers
We got a large number of questions about Go, some general and some really specific. Some of these we were able to answer by email, while many others are stuck in the pipeline as drafts.
They’re good questions and we really want to answer them publicly so that everyone can read and learn from the answers. I was able to publish the first one, How to get better at Go, recently.
Unfortunately, due the backlog of questions we haven’t answered yet, we haven’t been able to open up questions again for readers who subscribed more recently, but we will as soon as we have the time.
The Go shop
Unfortunately, things haven’t gone as smoothly as we’d hoped and setting things up properly has been taking up a huge amount of my time recently. I’m really looking forward to the day when I can tell you all that the shop is finally ready.
What do you think?
That’s enough about us though. What I really want to know is how you think we’re going?
- What’s do you like?
- What don’t you like?
- What would you like to see us do when we have time?
- What do you think is a waste of time?
- How could we do things better?
- Would you like to help?
And so on…
I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please comment below.