December Update & Upcoming Posts!

Happy Friday Gamers!

Happy Holidays! GamersUnitedGG has been offline due to NaNoWriMo that took place during the month of November. Now that I’m finish with that writing challenge and after a bit of a break, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. Next Week we will kick off a few posts and during the month I will post plenty of content. Over October and November I was able to acquire and play a few games like Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Lego Harry Potter. There will be some first impressions posts on these games and possibly some tips and tricks. Let’s get into the schedule for next week and the remainder of the month.

Next Week:

  • Gamers House Season 1 Finale!  – Remember this little event I hosted in October. Well we are finally going to find out who won! Catch up on the last episode here!
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 First Impressions – I’ve logged the majority of my Thanksgiving time off on this game and am very excited to talk about it!
  • Charming and Open Collaboration with Adventure Rules! – It’s my turn to ask and answer the question that Ian at Adventure Rules has set forth.

 

This Month:

  • Lego Harry Potter First Impressions
  • Black Ops 4 Favorites
  • My Game of the Year Awards
  • Countdown to 2019 Posts

Those are some of my plans for this month. What will you be up to? Are you planning any holiday or end of the year posts?

Tune in starting Monday for the finale episode and have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂

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Update, Happy April and Thank You!

Happy Easter Novas, Players and Friends! March has passed us by and now we are entering my favorite month (can you guess why?). At the end of this month I will be celebrating my birthday and I’m super happy and blessed to have made it this far in life. Today’s post will be a brief update and announcement on what will be happening in April!

Firstly, THANK YOU for 600+ Followers!

Thank you.

I know we hit this goal a while a go in March, but as life throws you a mess of things, you tend to start something and completely forget to post it. I dropped the ball but I am eternally grateful. So why has my life been extraordinarily busy lately? Probably my resolution to get out more and experience different things. I’ve had myweekend booked since my trip in February with wonky activities like “Curling” rofl or this weekend’s “Renaissance Faire.” I’ve also completed my first editing pass in my novel. It’s super exciting to have made it this far and hopefully I can have the book published. It’s been exciting but I miss having a consistent blogging schedule so I’m going to make one for 3 posts a week right now. Let’s quickly recap our stats for March!

March was our lowest month to date but I’m still proud of the work that was accomplished.

Views: 777

Visitors: 479

Likes: 227

Comments : 59

Posts: 13

Favorite Posts of the Month : Pokemon Go Week 3 Update, Pacific Rim Uprising Spoiler free Review and Women’s History Month Video Game Females!

Upcoming Posts to Look Out For:

  • Evolution of Black Characters in Gaming Pt. 2
  • GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  • Santa Clarita Diet and Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 series reviews
  • Pokemon Go Updates!
  • 2 Lootcrate Unboxings

Goals for April:

  1. Continue the Evolution of Black Characters In Gaming Part 2
  2. Release the 2nd GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  3. Review 1 game and 2 series
  4. Post at least 3 times per week

These are my goals for April, what are some of yours? How was March for you? What are you planning on accomplishing this month? Let’s talk April and Goals!

-Luna 🙂

February Replay!

Happy March everyone! February is the shortest month of the year so I shouldn’t be too surprised that it’s over, but I am! Where has the time gone lol. Let’s recap our goals and stats for February and set some more goals for March!

Let’s Start With February’s Stats:

 

  • We slowed down a bit and only posted 12 blog posts
  • We had 861 Views
  • We had 516 Visitors
  • We had 246 Likes

 

Not a bad month at all. We had a solid month and I look to build upon that in March. Now on to our goals for February!

 

  • Finish Reading Royal Pains and Review It
  • Finish Reading the Darth Vader Comic and Review it
  • Write and Post Black History and Gaming Post
  • Purchase Kingdom Come RPG
  • Post at least 3 times a week to the blog
  • Upload at least 2 YouTube Videos a week

 

Yikes! I didn’t finish moist of these. February was a crazy busy month for me in my personal life that I didn’t blog as much as I intended haha.

 

  1. I did Finish Royal Pains and I’m working on the review (should be up next week!)
  2. I have not started Darth Vader but I plan on reading it next week.
  3. I did write the Black History and Gaming post but I posted it March 1st lol
  4. I still haven’t purchased Kingdom Come because I haven’t been home to play any games lately .
  5. I didn’t post at least 3 times a week. I think I maybe posted at least twice a week.
  6. I did not upload 2 YouTube videos each week because I want to work out my editing first. In March I should have better quality videos thanks to suggestions from Aluna and others.

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Now for my March Goals:

  • Write the Royal Pains Book Review
  • Write the Darth Vadar Comic Review
  • Read Fables Volume 1
  • Buy and Review at least 2 games
  • Complete Parts 2 and 3 of the Evolution of Black Characters
  • Set Up April’s Blogging Competition
  • Record and Edit at least 5 YouTube Videos
  • The Netflix Series of The Week Posts

 

Those are my March goals, what are yours? Since I took a bit of a break in February I want to come back with full steam in March.  Are you looking forward to any video game releases? Drakulus’s Blog Post Hit or Miss reminded me of a few games that will be releasing this month that I have completely forgot about. You can read his post by clicking here! Have a great March!

 

-Luna 🙂

January Replay and February Goals!

Happy Friday! The first month in 2018 has come and gone and after the anniversary of the blog, we can see how the month played out for us.

Number of Posts # 23

Number of Views # 1546

Number of Visitors # 773

Number of Likes # 511

Although January was amazing, I didn’t have any goals for the month. In my last recap post I set goals for the year. Let’s set some February Goals then!

  • Finish Reading Royal Pains and Review It
  • Finish Reading the Darth Vader Comic and Review it
  • Write and Post Black History and Gaming Post
  • Purchase Kingdom Come RPG
  • Post at least 3 times a week to the blog
  • Upload at least 2 YouTube Videos a week

 

Today’s post will also highlight the GamersUnitedGG Twitch channel and also our friend and streamer Count Dabula. We will be hosting streamers on the channel throughout the week and in the evenings I may be on and playing games on PC. Count Dabula is currently doing a giveaway (actually a few of them) on his stream when he reaches 400 followers (currently 15 away). Please keep in mind that his streams are mature in the evening (language). His channel information is below:

 

Twitchtwitch.tv/GamersUnitedGG

Twitchtwitch.tv/ikari_amarok

Twitter@RealCountDabula

Stream ScheduleMonday through Friday 12pm CST until about 5PM, He will have impromptu streams as well so make sure to follow for updates. 4bdfbfec-c319-4bf9-91fe-71e01e2eddd6.jpg

Games : Fortnite (Solo, Duo & Squads, feel free to ask to play on PC), Dark Souls, Indie and AAA games on a PC subscription service called Utomik!

Next week I will post a mini-series called Playing The Game. This will be a cross media series that will cross between the blog and the YouTube channel so look out for the inagural post on Monday! What are your February goals? Are you working on any projects? Let’s talk goals!

-Luna 🙂

November Recap & December Goals!

Happy Sunday Players! November was a great month for me in a personal sense, but let’s see what has happened on the blog!

Surprisingly, we published 24 posts in the month of November! I was participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge all month, so I was not as active as I have been due to the challenge. Yet somehow between myself and our contributors we still had a decent number of posts!

We have 1064 Views, 668 visitors and 316 likes!

November Goals

  • Complete NaNoWriMo – Since we are in the month of November, I have been working on the NaNoWriMo challenge and my personal goal is to complete it!
  • 1 Steam Game Review  I have a few steam games that I have yet to play so I look to play them and write up a review this month (Thank you Thero159 for Offworld Trading Company and Amello!).
  • Post at least 3 times per week – The blog activity may not be as frequent as previous months because I’m focusing on NaNoWriMo, but I will try to have at least 3 posts per week for the month of November.

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The only achievement that we earned last month was the one for Completing NaNoWriMo! The novel is about 51,000 words (I’ve been editing it) and it is a Young Adult, period drama series.

December Goals:

 

  • Complete a Steam Game Review!
  • Set up the GamesUnitedGG YouTube Channel!
  • Launch a community Guest Blog Challenge!
  • Set up the GamersUnitedGG Podcast

 

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Those are my goals for December! As you can see it’s a lot of prep work for our anniversary in January and the launching of extensions to the blog!

Here are our top  posts from the month of November!

  1. Creating a Compelling RPG Villain
  2. Wooden Block Puzzle Mobile Game Review
  3. NaNoWriMo Update & Excerpt #2

 

Upcoming Posts:

This month we have a few collaboration posts for the holidays so be on the lookout for those!

I’m completing the Memoirs of a Villain post for Bowser!

Launching another community Guest Post Challenge tomorrow Monday 12/4/17!

Thank you for playing with us all year! Now let’s deck the halls and engage in Holiday cheer! Have a fantastic week!

-Luna 🙂

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Thank you for 400+ Followers & October recap!

Hiya Players and Novas! You’ve read the title right, today you will have a double feature post! Things in November will be busy for me as I’m tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge so the post may not be a frequent as prior months. With that being the case I have less time to read posts and compose them so there may be reblogs of previous posts and posts from blogs that I follow.

Anyway, THANK YOU FOR 400 FOLLOWERS!  thank you This goal came and passes incredibly quickly and I am super thankful for all of you. As a treat, I will provide the synopsis of my NaNoWriMo novel and I need character names! Feel free to leave names for my characters and I may buse them in the book! I’ll definitely shout you out and acknowledge that it’s your character. Below is the synopsis and the character roles that I will need names for.

A kingdom in turmoil, an heiress’ position being challenged, a forced betrothal. Can Princess Ariana carry on the family dynasty of the House of Tamlin with a 16 year old secret looking to take everything away? Told through the eyes of household characters, a journal floats around the land. How will she cope? Will she survive? And will she ascend as the ruler of the kingdom? It is truly a dance with destiny!

Soooo it’s a time period drama piece. The characters I need are:

  • The Queen

  • A Lady In Waiting with a zest for life

  • The Stable Boy

  • The Squire

  • An Evil Uncle

Now for the October Recap! The month started really well but I think we fizzled out a bit. Let’s see the stats!

Surprisingly, even though our posts dwindled off at the end of the month, October was a better month than September! We had 1557 views, 761 visitors, 519 likes and 138 comments! Wow!

Here are the top 3 posts from the month if you missed them!

  1. Guest Blog Challenge
  2. Blogger Thoughts: Going From Players To Professionals
  3. Video Game Duos

Special shout out to Dale by having the 4th most viewed post The Psychology of Gaming!

Also check out our special guest posts this month as well!

Now let’s take a look at our goals for October and see how we did!

October Goals:

  • Post Destiny 2 Review
  • Host A Guest Blogger Competition
  • Review 1 New Series
  • More discussion Posts
  • Release Newsletter

 

Achievements Earned: imageedit_1_3706275708

  1. We did post  Destiny 2 First Impressions!
  2. We hosted 2 weeks of the Guest Blog Competition! I was a bit busy towards the end of the month but we will start again this coming Monday! Look for the prompt post around 11:30am EST.
  3. We reviewed the series Still Star Crossed and it was fantastic!
  4. We had a few discussion posts but not as many as I would have liked

Pending Achievements:

  1. The Newsletter was not released because I’m still working on putting the format together. Now that we have the premium blog, I can integrate the newsletter option more smoothly.

November Goals

  • Complete NaNoWriMo – Since we are in the month of November, I have been working on the NaNoWriMo challenge and my personal goal is to complete it!
  • 1 Steam Game Review  I have a few steam games that I have yet to play so I look to play them and write up a review this month (Thank you Thero159 for Offworld Trading Company and Amello!).
  • Post at least 3 times per week – The blog activity may not be as frequent as previous months because I’m focusing on NaNoWriMo, but I will try to have at least 3 posts per week for the month of November.

Those are my goals for November. There are not too many of them because, well you know NaNoWriMo lol. What are your current goals for November? Are you working on any special projects? Let’s talk goals!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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September Rewind!

Wowww it’s already October! Happy Monday Novas! It’s time for the September rewind where we see if we have met out goals for the month and set new goals for October! Also thank you for 360 Followers, it’s been a great month! Let’s start with our goals from last month.

September Goals:

  • Host a Contest for a Guest Blogger
  • Send out A Newsletter
  • Buy and review at least 1 game
  • Finish and Review The King’s Curse
  • Post at least 3 times a week
  • Start the Creative Writing Mini Series
  • Finish the Previous Creative Writing Series
  • Find a New Show to binge Watch and Review (Goodbye Game of Thrones, miss you already!!!!)

Welp September was more of a freelance month and we only completed 3 of the 8 goals this month.

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Achievements Earned:

  1. We did buy Destiny 2! A first impressions post is written and should go up Tomorrow.
  2. We did stay active and post at least 3 times per week
  3. We finally finished the Creative Writing mini series and you can read parts 1,Part 2 The Curse, Part 3 The Discovery and Part 4 The Revelation here!

Unearned Achievements:

  1. Did not host a contest for a Guest Blogger – I didn’t remember this goal quite frankly but I wil try and put somethign together within a week.
  2. Did not Send out the Newsletter – Actually, I’m planning on sending that out next week for September. A follow up post will come out this week.
  3. Did not finish the King’s Curse – I don’t know what happened but I kind of stopped with my royal obsession. I mean is still there but I haven’t been reading this month.
  4. Start A Creative Writing mini series This goal was not completed because I was waiting to complete the first mini series. This goal will start up this week and will be a 4 part series each Wednesday.
  5. Find a New Show To Binge Watch and Review- I actually have been catching up on shows that I was behind on.

October Goals:

  • Post Destiny 2 Review
  • Host A Guest Blogger Competition
  • Review 1 New Series
  • More discussion Posts
  • Release Newsletter

Keep a lookout for the Newsletter Subscription post coming out soon. This post will lets us know who wants to receive a Newsletter! Also, if you want to contribute a post (Halloween Themed) to the Newsletter feel free to comment below or email us at GamersUnitedGG@Gmail.com. Looking for creatiev writing posts (short stories and poems), gaming posts and art!

Those are our goals for October, what are yours? What are you currently working on? Let’s talk goals and projects!

-Luna 🙂

 

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August Replay!

Happy Friday all and Happy 1st of September! First of all, shoutout to my friend Selena! She turns 22 today, Happy Birthday! August was a great month for the blog and probably one of the best yet! This pst will be a wrap up and preview for what is to come in September! Let’s start off by reviewing out stats for the month!

August Surpassed all other months raking in our highest total number of views at 1650 AND visitors at 818! We also published 39 posts this month. A few milestones were hit as well with us surpassing 300 followers and receiving our best views ever milestone on August 7th! This is redundant and I say it alot but seriously, thank you to all who follow read and comment on the blog. It’s truly invaluable how connected I feel to you all with my writing! This calls for a PARTYYYYYYY!

Now on to last months goals, let’s see how we did!

  • Finish reading and reviewing The King’s Curse Book
  • Buy and review at least 1 video game!
  • Stay consistent with at least 3 posts per week!
  • Host a “Lan Party” blogging party!
  • Start integrating more social and discussion posts
  • Look for another blogger to start contributing to the blog!
  • Host a contest for a guest blogger!

Sooo while August was a very productive month, I didn’t really complete any of my goals ughhh!

I did complete 4 of the 7 goals so something is better than nothing!

Goals Completed:

  1. We stayed very consistent with at least 3 posts per week! Consistency was something that I was striving for this month so this was a great achievement.
  2. We did host a Lan Party (Blog Party) last weekend! Didn’t get to attend, check out the highlights by clicking here!
  3. I did look for another content blogger but the people who applied fell a bit short from what I am looking for.
  4. We did start integrating more discussion posts like the Writer’s Thought’s post.

Goals Failed:

  1. We didn’t get much reading done this month so The King’s Curse is not completed or reviewed. It’s starting out great though.
  2. We didn’t buy or review a game. I did review the mobile game Sky Islands though! Check out that post by clicking here!
  3. We didn’t host a contest for a Guest Blogger. The month was a bit busy but a contest is coming up really soon!

September Goals:

  • Host a Contest for a Guest Blogger
  • Send out A Newsletter
  • Buy and review at least 1 game
  • Finish and Review The King’s Curse
  • Post at least 3 times a week
  • Start the Creative Writing Mini Series
  • Finish the Previous Creative Writing Series
  • Find a New Show to binge Watch and Review (Goodbye Game of Thrones, miss you already!!!!)

Check out some of last month’s top viewed posts below:

  • Blogger Blitz Round 1: Matchmaker – This post was a fun 500 words or less entry into a cool challenge. My character was the Joker and he shows why he would win the competition (Spoiler Alert, he lost lol but it was tons of fun!)
  • Six Word Story Challenge Poem – This post was a poem derived from my 6 word story entry. The topic was “Fantasy” and my entry was “Her Fire Ignited His Crimson Spell.”
  • Love Flash Fiction Collaboration – It’s a poem-esque fun collaboration post that I did with another blogger. It’s really cute and all about the different types of love portrayed through a single couple.
  • Memoirs of a Villain: The Joker – Did I mention that the Joker lost his Blogger Blitz Challenge? This post is his reflection on the event and his call to arms for other villains! This is probably one of my favorite posts of the month, it didn’t have a high viewer count but I highly recommend it (but read the Blogger Blitz Post First 🙂 ).

What are your goals for the month? Do you have any special projects or posts that you are working on? Is there anything that you would like to see more of on the blog? Let’s talk September Goals!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and tune in tomorrow for my Q&A Post! Feel free to leave last minute questions in the comments below!

-Luna 🙂

July Replay!

Happy Tuesday Novas! July has been a crazy month and we have soared right through everything! This post will recap our goals for the month of July, if we met those goals and what we anticipate and plan for August!

July Goals 

  • To finish reading The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write a review

  • To finish reading Outlining Your Novel and begin writing the story again!

  • To not get obsessed with Game of Thrones (ughhh that’s going to be tough)

  • To nail this presentation at work!

  • To buy 2 new video games

  • To review 1 game on the blog

  • To post at least 3 times a week

 

 

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I did finish The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write up a review for it! You can check out the post by clicking here!

Goal: I did not finish reading Outlining Your Novel, but, I did work on my story and complete an outline for it! The tips and information provided in Outlining Your Novel was very valuable and I intend to finish it this month!

Goal: I am obsessed with Game of Thrones! So much so that I am now writing weekly thoughts on the episode each Monday! You can check out the first post by clicking here!

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I did really well on the presentation that I was invited back to 2 more. Fingers cross that promotion I want is right around the corner!

Goal: I did not buy 2 new video games. I bought 1 called Portal Knights, but that was it. The review of Portal Knights will be coming in the future!

Goal: I did not review a game on the blog. I did provide my thoughts on Sonic Mania that will be releasing on August 15th. You can read those thoughts by clicking here.

imageedit_1_3706275708Goal: I was able to successfully post at least 3 times a week! I’m very happy about the consistency that I had for the month of July and I hope that I can continue this through August!

Now on to what we have accomplished in the month of July!

In an effort to keep consistent content on the blog, we have welcomed a new contributor to the site! Maria will be provided Netflix/ Show reviews weekly on the blog! You can read her first review of a show called Glitch, by clicking here!

July was the blog’s best month to date! We had 1318 Views, 615 Visitors and we published 40 total posts for the month! This is fantastic and I thank each and everyone who has read, commented, liked or interacted with the blog in any way. It will never cease to amaze me that people actually care about reading and writing and sharing my ideas with everyone has been a highlight of my day!  rush hour

Collaborated with a few bloggers on upcoming posts!

Entered creative writing posts!

To be honest, July went by in such a blur that I do not remember everything that was accomplished lol.

 

Goals for August 2017!

  • Finish reading and reviewing The King’s Curse Book
  • Buy and review at least 1 video game!
  • Stay consistent with at least 3 posts per week!
  • Host a “Lan Party” blogging party!
  • Start integrating more social and discussion posts
  • Look for another blogger to start contributing to the blog!
  • Host a contest for a guest blogger!

Thank you for staying on this journey with us! Since I’m back on social media, feel free to add us by following the links below! What are your goals for August? What have you accomplished in July? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

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Twitter – @xGamersUnitedx

Facebook Page & Group – Facebook.com/GamersUnitedGG/

Instagram – GamersUnitedGG

 

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June Replay!

Happy Monday Novas! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Today’s post will be a quick recap of the blog and personal achievements during the month of June! Let’s replay our best moments and lock in our trophies for the ever-changing game of life (video game puns all around) lol. Ready… START!pacman

Achievement #1 – We finally finished reading the fantasy novel, Dark Blood! Not only did we finish it, but we wrote up our 2nd book review! Thank you to everyone (especially my book bloggers) who put me on the track to reading (I’ half-way done with the next book I’ve started :D) Ach2

Achievement #2 – I started back working on my own story and it’s going really well! My co worker recommended this outlining book to me that has really taken my writing to a new level! I was able to put the scenes in order and I actually know what’s going to happen at the end (or somewhat) now. I will start working on completing the story next week after my big meeting at work! Ach2

Achievement #3 – We reached 200 amazing followers! Thank you to anyone who reads the blog and decides, hey, this chick isn’t that crazy, I think I’d like to stay around lol. It’s really incredible and I know I haven’t been blogging as much as I was before but man life… sheesh.. really got busy lol. No worries, I’m trying to find balance in my week to write, blog, read and play games… better get that organizer dusted off lol Ach2

Those are all of the achievements for June (as I wasn’t too active :() but they’re still great conquests to be proud of. So for my achievements I have unlocked the best Trophy ever…

WWE2k18 will feature as the cover my husband SETH ROLLINS!!!!! Best believe I am pre-ordering the collectors edition lol. seth

To finish off the post I will share some of my goals for the month of July!

  • To finish reading The Kingmaker’s Daughter and write a review

  • To finish reading Outlining Your Novel and begin writing the story again!

  • To not get obsessed with Game of Thrones (ughhh that’s going to be tough)

  • To nail this presentation at work!

  • To buy 2 new video games

  • To review 1 game on the blog

  • To post at least 3 times a week

What goals have you reached in June? What are you working towards in the month of July? Let’s talk updates!

-Luna 🙂

 

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