Cthulhu’s Blogging Apocalypse Award
I was awarded this unknown blog by Alisha Raj, who runs Reviews, Rants, and Revelry. I know very little about the award other than it’s a way for us bloggers to give a bit of a shout out to other bloggers, which I like. I love the idea of expanding each other’s visibility on WordPress, and I want to see the talented bloggers, writers, and hobbyists on here get recognized for their work.
And don’t let anyone tell you any different; blogging is work. Regardless, I love it anyway.
What a better way to celebrate a relatively unknown blog award than to re-brand it in the visage and splendor of everyone’s favorite old-god and world ender: Cthulhu. The image I used above is from a very talented artist on Deviant Art. Seriously, go check out his stuff.
The Falcon Reviews Blog Codex Entry
As I’ve covered a few times, I started Falcon Reviews Blog primarily out of a desire to continue what I enjoyed most about working at GameStop; talking about games, and guiding people to games that I felt are worth the asking price.
Secondarily, I started writing on here because I need some way to express what I feel are some genuinely helpful thoughts, which were previously being wasted on different gaming media forums like Polygon, GameInformer, Destructoid, and the like. In those commenter cesspools, reasoned individuals are often drowned out by the deluge of rage-filled, attention seeking fanboys that are apparently incapable of disagreeing with someone without resorting to childish antics. I’ve had better luck here though!
Tertiarily (holy crap, that’s actually a word), I love writing. It’s something that I didn’t completely know until I sat down and wrote my first review, but I quickly fell in love.
Advice For Bloggers
My two pieces of advice for people wanting to write are thus:
- Just write. Find what you want to put down on (figurative) paper and just write. Edit it afterwards to make sure that it flows well and people can understand what you’re saying, but take the time to do a first draft.
- Focus. The number one thing that kills my drafts is the begin to stray from the focus I set on in the beginning. Having a direction for your posts helps not only you write it in the first place, but it helps your reader. Rant posts are fine, and going off on tangents is okay too, but you need to make sure to always come back to the original idea. Otherwise, people are just going to be left confused.
Alisha Raj is a blogger that I’ve been following since about the middle of last year. She has a good voice, and does an excellent job of conveying her viewpoints to the reader.
She’s been writing pretty intermittently, but what she writes is well thought out and easy to read. I hope to see more from her in the future!
I’m going to nominate those I’m just newly following, to carry on in the spirit of the unknown. These are the ones that I haven’t been reading for long, but I’ve liked what I’ve seen from them so far. Looking forward to seeing much more from each of them, so check them out!
- Write a post about the award and your nomination
- Give a brief backstory on your blog
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
- Write about the person who nominated you and leave a link for their page
- Select a few blogs that you’d like to nominate