This union's (link) a special one to me, not only because I was one of its founders and was its original leader, but because I was there (in 2007) since I was twelve years old. Just a kid who spent his time after school on one of two things: PS3 games or Gamespot.
It was summer here in my country, and I had nothing to do. Thankfully, I found out about GS Unions at the right time: when the community was thriving. I immediately found a way to open my own union and spend my time writing articles, posting threads, inviting people and talking to my officers. Was it a success? Well, no. A few months in, I gave up because activity wasn't at the level I expected it to be. There were only about five to ten people visiting the union. So I left without anyone complaining.
After a few years I gave it one more shot, just because I was that passionate a PS3 gamer. I came with the idea of inviting lots of people from the PS3 forums, because they surely owned a PS3 or at least were interested in it. It was a success and activity was sky high.
I remember some of my partners from ChrisPperson all the way to JasonDarksavior and how they were instrumental to the union's success all those active years. Could you believe we once had a Twitter account with over 150 followers and a YouTube account with over 4500 views? And we were going to break the 2000-member barrier. This is one of the reasons why I came back again after the union's second death.
I left last year I think because I felt burnt out. I couldn't keep up with school and it hit me that I would earn nothing from being this aggressive in managing PS3FC. And so I left again, but this time, I assigned a replacement for my position.
Fast forward to now and things have changed big time. My parents found out about the iAcademy here in the Philippines. And it's the first in Asia to offer a Game Design and Development Course in College. I passed the entrance exam and now I know that I have enough time to manage PS3FC not like before (too much effort) but in a better way for myself and the union in the long-term.
Now the union that I created when I was twelve has a third life. And I want it to be its best. I guarantee you it will be the last. PS3FC now has daily news from yours truly. And I have some other plans for the near future. Care to join me at PS3FC?