HotTips started a long time ago (2008) originally as an idea that I could help people with technology and the rapidly moving elements of their lives that they needed assistance with. At the time, I felt it was a great resource for people, and spent considerable time on expanding its core purpose for as many people as possible. In the early stages, it grew rapidly. As life has changed for me though (long story. If anybody wants to know, let me know and I’ll go into it if you want), that goal needs to be reassessed. In my heart, I’d love to continue it. I’d love for that to be what happens forever, and for sure it’ll still be a reality for HotTips as often as it can be. However I also need to be real with people, and with myself, and there comes a time when a person knows they’re just not going to get what they want. A time where they know they need to shift focus for themselves, and for the organization they built, and was once ‘proud’ to have built.

Long story short, I don’t have time to keep up with the latest technology and all that jazz, and in a lot of ways, I’ve lost the ‘passion’ I had for keeping up with it, at least to the level for which allows me to be of any ‘authority’ on information. Simply put, I can’t really help people with the same topics I used to be able to.

However, what I can do, is help people with the new topics I do know… which isn’t really the same stuff. Instead of introducing people to new apps on the iPhone, I’m more likely to introduce people to new WordPress themes and plugins. Instead of looking at games on Android or iPhone, or looking at apps on the Mac, I’m far more into PC gaming. Essentially, HotTips is changing… not extremely (not like we’re going to cover makeup and hair products or anything silly like that), but instead, I’m just going to keep chugging along with things I’m interested in.

Any author who’s able to login and add content to the site – DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO FOLLOW ME with that. You all have interests in a variety of things, and I trust you to share information that is authentic, original, and interesting to people just the same. Nothing changes with you if you don’t want it to. However, this site hasn’t been updated in a very long time, so it’s not like we’re “on a path” that has to go a certain way. In fact, this is probably a safer time than any other to shift focus a bit.

What is HotTips going to write about now?

Well in a nut shell, I’m going to focus on WordPress videos and content related to web development. I may also look into tutorials related to video production, but honestly other people around the web are doing this better than I’m equipped to do it anyways. I’m not against creating content that is the same as somebody else’s, in topic, however If I make original content (in a video, for example), It’s because I believe I can add value to what is already available. If I don’t think I can do that, then I’ll share the people who do it well. Because in the end, HotTips has always been about sharing experience with others, so that they can have an improved experience with what they interact with most, no matter what that may be. Innovative products, cool apps, great gaming content, or productivity enhancement software. Or something else. Could be anything.

As for myself, I’m also getting more and more into gaming, and I’ve started my first ever Let’s Play series on YouTube already. It’s slow, because I have a life and stuff, but it’s there, and it’s fun, and I’m having a great time. I’ll be sharing that within as well. Things are going to get rebooted here, so to speak, so if you’re interested, I do hope you’ll consider visiting the site sometime to see the new content as it develops. Also, it would help if you’d disable your ad blocker for this site as well, since it really helps with being able to fund the site. If not, that’s fine too. I’ll never block access to you because you have an ad-blocker (like Forbes), and HotTips will never have pop-up ads, pop-under ads, nor will we have you wait for a sponsor message for a few seconds to see the content. At least not to my knowledge. Sometimes Google does some annoying things, and I don’t have a lot of control there. I’ll try and keep it to a minimum though.


Thank you for reading this far, and for any continued support you may have for this site, and for the stuff I really love doing online. You can see more recent content from me at the HotTips! YouTube Channel, where I’ve been making videos.

Charlie Pryor, owner of HotTips! and Pryor Media.

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