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Robo♥beat’s Birthday: Why I Started Blogging!

Today Robobeat turns four! I’m pretty excited that I’m still blogging. It’s become a big part of my life and something I really enjoy as a hobby. It’s like my place to ramble about the nerdy things I like!

What’s cool about blogging is the social aspect. I really didn’t expect many people to read my blog, and I never thought I would meet so many amazing gamers and bloggers through WordPress and Twitter. It’s a community that I feel lucky to be a part of it.

In honor of my blog’s birthday, I’ll take the opportunity to talk about how I started my blog, since I don’t think I’ve ever done that before. =)

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Liebster Blog Award

This month I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award! I owe a big thank you to the two blogs who were kind enough to nominate me: Hatm0nster, writing for the collaborative blog United We Game, and Nick at Deconstructing Video Games. The Liebster Award is given out by bloggers, to bloggers, as a fun way to introduce people to sites you like. =)

Here’s how the award works:

  1. Thank the individual who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve posed.
  2. Nominate 11 other bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.

Here are some of the questions that have been posed to me. I hope it’s okay that I mix and match the two sets of questions!

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5 Reasons I Game (Listmas 2015)

Why do we play video games?

Unlike a lot of people who grew up playing video games, I only got into gaming as an adult. The first one I fell in love with — the one that made me a gamer — was Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare. I loved its rich characters, focused storytelling, and role-playing opportunities. The fact that I started playing it on my birthday one year only makes it feel even more special. Now, I play it every year on my birthday, as a tradition and chance to reminisce about how video games have changed my life.

But why get into video games as an adult? I can think of a few reasons, just in time for Listmas!

If you don’t know about Listmas, it’s a list-making party started by writer C.T. Murphy awhile back. Every holiday season, bloggers are invited to participate in creating lists about anything they like. If you want to give it a go, tag your list with “Listmas” on social media — we regular Listmas-ers like to spread the love by sharing (re-blogging, re-tweeting, etc.) these themed posts.

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