A short explanation
Like I promised in the Weekly Winners, in this short article I'll explain a little about our plans with Weekly Winners.
First of all, it is nice to be back and to write articles again. But before getting your hopes up, I'll need to explain a little.
Why Weekly Winners were gone
In 2016 I signed a book deal with a large publisher in The Netherlands, and the writing process took so much of my time I decided I could no longer write the Weekly Winners. Quality went down, readership was stable though, but the responses on the articles lessened. I had to make choices, this was a hard but necessary one.
Why 'This week in Magic' is gone
Jeremy Lichtenberger landed a sweet promotion at this work and for the same reason: time, he made the same choice as I did before: to stop writing and start focussing on his professional job. We all enjoyed Jeremy's articles and are sad he stopped writing. But I'm sure he will find his way back to us one day!
Why Weekly Winners is back
To be short: my good friend Arjen asked me to. MTGStocks.com is a hobby project. For him, for me, and also for other good friends in our Magic playgroup. I'm the only person who cannot write code, and the only one that is able to crash anything Arjen programs, accidentally, just by clicking the wrong thing. But I have other qualifications: I can write text. Stories. Articles. So here I am. I hope you enjoy them!
Like I wrote in the lead of the Weekly Winners. I'm back for now. My return with the Weekly Winners is a trial period. You see, after the publication of my book, I got so much response, my company is doing great! I'm a professional consultant, trainer and writer and I head my own (small) consultancy firm. This gives me the freedom to do whatever the heck I want. But mostly I want to work.
Arjen's (and my) wish is that when we start with the Weekly Winners we have a steady flow of content. An article you can depend upon. That you, as a reader can depend upon. And to be honest, I'm not sure if I can deliver. And I know that our readers to appreciate reliability.
Before, I sometimes skipped a week. This always resulted in disappointment. I got PM's on Reddit, DM's on Twitter or even e-mails from readers. One reaction really stood out, (and also made me a little bit proud to be honest) this one guy said: "please understand that the only thing that gets me trough my miserable friday at work, is finding a fresh Weekly Winners in the morning". Well, to that guy, and all (less miserable) other readers: Weekly Winners is back. I'm going to try to make it work.