Today Robo♥beat 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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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:
- Thank the individual who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve posed.
- 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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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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One of the cool things about being a WordPress blogger is all the community awards we get to leave each other. This week, I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award from the lovely Christine of Simpleek. Her blog is about video games, anime/manga, and fashion, and it’s one of my very favorites here on WordPress.
Here are the rules of the contest:
- Give two pieces of advice (about blogging, it seems).
- Tell the whopper of a story about how my blog got started.
- Nominate others for this hallowed honor.
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