#blaugust 2016

I almost didn’t sign up to this, but then I read Belghast’s post about it being the new relaxed style of blaugusting and I thought it’s silly not to really 🙂 I’m aiming to post Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the aim of making this a long term schedule (please stop laughing at the back…

Creative Blogger Award

Awww Xannziee nominated me – thank you 🙂  I love Xannziee’s blog, she plays and writes about two of the games I am currently playing (BDO and ESO) and even though we’re on the same servers, we haven’t managed to meet in game yet >.<  I blame BDO’s ridiculously invisible chat messaging system… 😉 So…

Blaugust Day 31 ~ blaugust wrap up

So wow, I posted every day apart from the 5 days I was on holiday 🙂  Pretty pleased with myself and I have to admit I did actually find it quite easy.  The Blaugust event last year didn’t quite get my blogging mojo back, but I feel like I have found my groove this year…

Blaugust 2015

and so Blaugust returns 🙂  I really enjoyed taking part in this last year although I don’t think I’m going to manage the full 31 days this year.  We have a week away, builders in, birthdays (and parties!) and it’s the 6 week hols.  I will do my best though 🙂 If you’re interested, go…

Taking good screenshots & using images creatively

General tips: Use the highest graphics setting you can.  Even if it’s just for the duration of the screenshot. Anti-aliasing can make a huge difference to the quality, especially for characters’ faces. Get rid of your UI (F10 or F12 are popular default UI toggles, you can usually bind this toggle to a key of…

Newbie Blogger Initiative 2015

May is the month for Newbie Bloggers!  This is the fourth year of the Newbie Blogger Initiative (NBI) and it is all about encouraging new (and not so new) bloggers to start or pick up blogging about games. so… why do I blog and why should YOU blog? I started blogging because I started reading gaming blogs,…

Blaugust wrapup

post 31 of blaugust.  The final post 😦 I have actually found this a lot easier to do than I thought I would. I only had 2 days where I was finding it difficult to write, which is quite surprising.  Although I’ve managed to post every day during August, I have been looking back to…

Blaugust Blogs to check out

So we are now on day 9 of Blaugust, I am really enjoying it so far – both churning out posts and reading a lot of new (to me) blogs.  Its not actually too late to join in!  Even if you can’t join in but want to read the posts you can either create an account…

Blaugust challenge

Belghast has come up with a summer challenge to blog every day during August.  I’m intending to do this – I think the heat may have got to me as August is possibly my busiest time of the year… However I do need to get my blogging mojo back, I’m not sure what has happened this…