I can’t wait for my little box up top right to flash orange once I post this, Indicating my 100th post! I’m starting to become venerable. Here’s a list of lessons my time blogging about video games has taught me. Hope you enjoy, and stick around for the next hundred posts!
Lesson One: The Blogosphere is huge, but not to be feared.
It’s daunting, throwing your voice into the cauldron of millions of people who blog, but don’t let that deter you in any way. The vast, vast majority of people who blog are genuinely sound people who are just as passionate about writing as you are. If you reach out to these people with comments and likes, if you interact with them in any way, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how nice they are.
There are millions of bloggers out there, but we’re gentle folk with a shared passion. Don’t be afraid of plunging headfirst into the community.
Lesson Two: Hitting “publish” is better than chocolate.
Few things in life give me as much satisfaction than hitting publish on my latest 600+ word article that I spent an hour on. In school if I’m told to write 400 words on 1870 politics in Ireland, or the poetry of Mahon, I’ll groan and moan for every word. Personally, I think if there was a publish word at the end of each essay I’d enjoy it all the more. Who knew such a small incentive could make such a difference?
Lesson Three: Video Games have given me an endless well to draw from.
I can’t see myself ever running out of material to write about. The video game industry is expanding so rapidly and pumping out so many games that I could never talk about everything I wanted to. There’s always a new title, a latest controversy and an opinion piece waiting to be researched. I’ve never needed a daily prompt to inspire me yet, and I doubt that will change.
Long Live Video Games!