Semester of Blogging in Review

Over the course of 4-5 months, I have been blogging on over Fighting Games, a topic I feel passionate about. I kept a somewhat consistent pace of 1 update per week, and I find that rather enjoyable. However, there were some moments I had that made me realize that if I were to have to work at a much faster pace, the stress would override all other satisfaction I received for blogging.

Mortal Kombat X, a game I wished I could have gotten my hands on for a full review/breakdown. Image found at http://i.ytimg.com/vi/xwIZulXhcEs/maxresdefault.jpg
Mortal Kombat X, a game I wished I could have gotten my hands on for a full review/breakdown.
Image found at http://i.ytimg.com/vi/xwIZulXhcEs/maxresdefault.jpg

Through my experience, I found both WordPress and Twitter easy and fun tools to use, though I don’t know how effectively I was in using them for promotion. I only used WordPress to update my own content, not explore other people’s works, and I only used Twitter to examine other people’s works (doing the bare minimum of posting on Twitter for my own content). Something I definitely need to improve on is getting comfortable with promoting myself on Twitter more often.

King of Fighters XIII was another game I wasn't able to cover, as I never had enough time to fully play enough for a satisfactory review. Image found at http://www.zerochan.net/full/713205
King of Fighters XIII was another game I wasn’t able to cover, as I never had enough time to fully play enough for a satisfactory review. Image found at http://www.zerochan.net/full/713205

At least I was able to learn all about the tools needed for succession in online media; I can make use of those tools in the future once I really find what I wish to promote. It’s not that I don’t enjoy blogging about Fighting Games, I do; in fact, I wish I had more experience so I could review more games, as described in the image captions, to name a few, not to mention EVO 2015, which would take me 6-7 posts to cover to it’s full extent. I just feel like this isn’t my calling and would like to put the time I would be using for more blogging into something more appealing to me on a personal level.

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Gamers at Texas State: The Interview

I conducted some field work in the form of two quick interviews among in a pair of colleges at my University’s gaming club to try to find out what their general opinions are on fighting games. The full interview is posted below.

How would you have answered the question?

What is your favorite fighting game and why? Who is your favorite character and why?