Q: What is this site?

A: Aletheia’s Herald is written and maintained by me, Jake Vander Ende, as a regular column about games, technology, and geek culture. News, reviews, opinions, and rants are all fair game.

Q: Who are you?

A: I’m a graduate of the University of Connecticut and West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a PhD student at Rutgers University, and the gaming editor for DigitalReviews.net. In my spare time and when I’m not playing or writing about games, I try to make crafty things, catch up on a much-too-long reading list, and play guitar. I’m 25 and I live in West Chester.

Q: Why do you write this thing?

A: I love the stuff I write about, I try to fulfill reader requests for guides, and I’m trying to build up a writing portfolio in case I can ever get paid to do this.

Q: Do you get paid?

A: No, not really. I tried to write this blog on blogger (asherald.blogspot.com) and monetize it with ads to compensate for the time and effort I put into writing, but it just wasn’t working out. After four months of writing, I didn’t earn a dime.

Q: How long does it take you to write a post?

A: Not counting the time it takes to play the games that I review, about 3-5 hours between research, writing, finding/taking pictures and screenshots, editing, and creating links. Some of the larger posts, like my Pokemon guides, took much, much longer.