If you want to stay on top of what's going on in the game trade there are, in my mind, a number of required reading sources. While I'm appreciative of your visits to page and I really hope you'll keep coming, I think it's only fair to tell you about the things that I consider "must read" in the game trade.
Michael Bahr is the managing partner at Desert Sky Games in Arizona. His diversified store has managed comics and used video games as well as our core hobby products. His self-effacing humor and intelligence come through beautifully in his regularly updated blog that I'd recommend for anyone. Check out the Arizona Gamer Story in his blog, it's been great fun.
Gary Ray is the owner of Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA., a store that has been around for more than a decade now, and recently underwent massive expansions. Gary's insightful blog is one of my favorites because of Gary's ability to tell the hard truths to us and not make us feel bad about it. Coming in March, his book, FLGS, which should convince you all to not do this.
Paul Butler is the owner of Games & Stuff in Baltimore, MD, and the man who quite literally turned RPGs into a real category in my store through his class at GAMA and this blog. It's updated less these days because he's busy writing Overwatch, but it's worth keeping track of.
Paul Simer is the owner of Nerdvana in Jackson, TN, and the author of Too Lazy to Fail. I'd been reading Paul's blog for a while for the humor when I met him at GTS 2017 and acquired my first "Net Income" bracelet. Paul is unabashedly in the 'make money' camp, and an entertaining read as well.