Ugh, video game websites.
Back in the day I offered up my (terrible) writing services to a few different websites which featured content videogame-related content. It was the dream of every middle school geek who ever took part in an AOL forum conversation regarding Aeris’ death, the amazing graphics in Flashback, or how Geno was the most useful character in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
So despite my complete disregard for proper grammar and and penchant for editorializing everything I wrote (news included) I managed to sit on a few different online staffs during my youth: AllRPG.com, TheRPGN.com, GameForms.com, and a few others that I forget. Most are gone (actually, I think pretty much all are gone), and with them the embarrassing texts that I submitted for online consumption. But it’s only in retrospect that I can read my old writings and know that they were pretty goddamned terrible — at the time I was riding a a wave of sprites, polygons, and lots of commas (because I didn’t know how to use them properly). But hey, I was like 12 at the time, so I’m not too hard on myself.
I’d suggest making a place where you can try consistently writing about video games or movies or whatever, and (1) reblog it to tehjeff so we can read it, and (2), keep sending it to sites. Get in touch with Destructoid! I’ve followed them for years, and they’re always looking for features and whatnot. Post samples in the forums and such too, as that’s how even Anthony Burch was hired at Dtoid.