With Blaugust solely being about ten days away, I needed to deal with my objectives and different issues!
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For starters, I’ve been running a blog day by day for fairly some time and that lead me to attempt to problem myself additional throughout Blaugust by doing one thing “somewhat further” simply to limit-test myself.
At one level, I did put up greater than as soon as per day however I can’t appear to seek out it in my stats, weirdly, so I’m second-guessing my reminiscence… Anyhow, I attempted out having a schedule of kinds for posts final time and lowkey failed at that as a consequence of a number of causes. This time round, I wanna preserve it easy: Publish as many opinions as attainable.
I haven’t actually written any opinions shortly – principally due to a scarcity of time and motivation. I wanna change that and kinda “drive” myself to do it. I imply, I get pleasure from writing opinions however the quantity of effort and time wanted per evaluation is… Yeah.
Truthfully, the backlog of video games that want opinions is there and I have to work on it. On the similar time, there’s #JustOnePercent and stuff as effectively, so we’d make progress in direction of that aim of taking part in/writing about 100 and even 120 Indie Video games.
I feel it’d be fairly rad to jot down 31 opinions in August though I doubt that it’d be attainable for me. It could take so much out of me to play a recreation for X quantity of hours and to then sit down and write a evaluation for one more hour or so earlier than ultimately taking a break, modifying the put up in query, after which caring for the structure and screenshots.
Talking of structure, I additionally wanna attempt to preserve paragraphs quick and readable. As talked about beforehand, my paragraphs are too lengthy. Lately, I acquired some suggestions on how I’ve been capable of enhance on it already. I took the recommendation and suggestions I acquired to coronary heart and figured I’d learn up on a bunch of sources that speak concerning the science behind paragraph size.
For essentially the most half, nevertheless, it’s simply me attempting to not squeeze twenty sentences into one paragraph. A few of them get kinda lengthy however I attempt to not have too many four-line paragraphs in a row if that is sensible.
— and it really works!
I imply, I assume that works? For now at the very least. I’ll need to work extra on this and that’s one other aim for Blaugust. Work on a option to preserve evaluation paragraphs considerably quick… with out it feeling “odd” if that is sensible. I don’t know learn how to describe it however with opinions, I’m nonetheless very old-fashioned. The opinions I learn have typically very prolonged paragraphs, so I’ll need to experiment somewhat all through this month… and with probably 31 take a look at topics, I ought to be capable to do exactly that fairly effectively, I reckon!
One other factor I’m not too certain about is whether or not or not I’ll write posts on demos. I assume my “First Impressions” posts are primarily smaller opinions, so I don’t suppose it might make an excessive amount of of a distinction. I consider that I may probably attempt to go a bit above and past by posting twice per day… at times.
However once more, that is all about limit-testing and seeing how a lot I can push myself to jot down much more Indie-related content material. I’ll in all probability change issues up occasionally to speak about manga and anime that I actually like. I really feel as if that would work for my morale. Speaking an excessive amount of about video games tires me out and therefore, switching issues up is fairly vital to me.
So, uh, to sum all of it up, for 2022’s Blaugust, I wish to write as many opinions as attainable + just a few further posts. The vital bit is to be constant in high quality and to check my limits by doing so. On high of that, I wish to take note of my paragraphs’ lengths and attempt to preserve posts readable by normie requirements. I’m the odd one in spite of everything, haha.
That apart, although, I additionally wish to take part within the weekly prompts and speak about different issues, so I could go for the occasional second put up of the day on high of the day by day posts… if time permits. I’ve exams to fret about, too, in spite of everything. On the finish of August, the GamesCom is going on as effectively, although, so there could also be just a few posts with interviews occurring by then as effectively. Relying on how a lot I get to arrange beforehand, we might get to these interview posts so much later… or it’s only a second put up of the day. I’m trying ahead to it.
Oh, after which there’s the neighborhood side as effectively. I needed to host a DnD One-Shot sooner or later throughout the “Getting To Know You” Week… and I additionally wish to learn loads of posts… and I additionally wish to write about different individuals’s blogs and speak about posts I loved studying – once more… if time permits it. Exams and stuff take precedence above every part, in spite of everything.
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