1 Year of GamersUnitedGG!

Happy Thursday Novas, Players and Superstars! Yesterday, I received a notification from WordPress and unlocked the Achievement of blogging for 1 year! This past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and I can’t believe I stuck it out this long. Today’s post is a thank you post for sticking with us throughout the year and a glimpse of what is to come from us here at GamersUnitedGG!

Past:

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I’ve mentioned this before but GamersUnitedGG started as a Gaming Blog but transformed into a place that I can geek out, fan girl out and rant about all of my interests! I really love some of the segments that I have written and I look to bring them back in the future, Meow.

 

Present:

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We have launched the GamersUnitedGG YouTube Channel and will be uploading gaming videos 2-3 times a week. I’m getting my editing software by the end of the month so the intros and sound quality will be better in the future. Currently, we have the blogging competition to celebrate the 1 year anniversary going on. Luna’s Rankings posts happen every Tuesday at 11:30am EST where I will rank my top 5 favorite items in a topic from 5th place to 1st place. I’m also asking for your top 5’s so that we can display the “Community Rankings” the following week. This week we’re ranking Game of Thrones characters! The Video Game Tag will be up by the end of the month as well1

 

Future:

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I’ve signed up to work on the Year of RPG, project with Athena at AmbiGaming. We will also be participating in the GameBlast weekend to raise awareness for Special Effect. Make sure to tune into Later Levels for more information and check out the stream in March! Click here for details! I’m going to be holding a Bi-Monthly blogging competition after the current one! I want to participate in more blogging competitions and collaborations throughout the year.

 

Acknowledgements:

I wanted to acknowledge some awesome people that I have met over the year of blogging. It’s impossible to mention everyone but I value all of the relationships that I have made and I will continue to make more.

 

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek – I met Drew really early in my blogging career and his book reviews mixed with his sarcasm really drew (no pun intended lol) me in. I recently told him this but his blog really inspired me to not conform and write in my own voice. When you start something new, you want desperately to be accepted so you start to lose your way and your voice and Drew’s outlook on his book reviews really connected with me. Somehow, I think he helped me expand beyond just being a video game blog.

 

Reads & Reels – This was the second book blogger that I followed and I was so grateful to read the reviews. Shenanigans brought a more friendly and understanding side to blogging for me. I really appreciated her comments, feedback and kind words as I trekked along this jungle known as the blogosphere. My first video game review (for Halo Wars 2) was made possible because of Reads & Reels. I built up the confidence to officially review a game and haven’t looked back!

 

IgnitedMoth – I’ve told her this many times, but I feel as though we are kindred spirits. From the first time I read her blog, about a series that I was interested in, I knew that she would help me on my journey to grow and create. I read through other articles and see how she would talk about comics, books, shows and everything seemed to meld together. Nothing felt out of place. I would wake up and immediately search for any new articles that were written because she had such a great writing style and point of view. I can attribute my diversity to IgnitedMoth for sure! She also introduced me to NaNoWriMo and her version of the national novel writing competition early in the year.

 

Kim from Later Levels – Kim is one of the first blogging people I met as well. The year brought many collaborations, group messages and her infamous Blog Parties (which I’m always late to lol). Kim is very helpful and has a wonderful outlook on blogging, gaming and community. She will be participating in Game Blast and you can donate to the cause of Special Effect by clicking here.

 

The Comic Vault– The comic Vault was one of my first comic blogs to follow. I’ve always been fascinated with comics but I haven’t read too many and I’m not familiar with the canon. The Comic Vault introduced me to details about our favorite heroes, villains and sidekicks that I would have not known otherwise.

 

Precinct1313 – Is the second comic blog I followed and his sense for alliteration, absolutely, astounding and attained me (see what I did there 😉 ). I really love the interviews with comic characters and they inspired me to come up with the Memoirs of A Villain series. I love learning all of the intricacies of comic characters and their personalities. I am most thankful for the spreads on Wonder Woman that started the curve my interest in the hero.

 

DoubleJump – My Mushroom ranking system for game reviews and first impression posts are thanks to the hearts and lives rankings on Double Jump. Kris and Rachel have an amazing gaming blog and I love seeing how their Mii’s will rate an aspect of a video game. What’s great about their blog is that you will always receive 2 point of views on the review.

 

Thero159 – I met a while ago and has been a great friend and blogging buddy. Thero has introduced me to the events on FFXIV and with he posts, I was successfully able to complete them. She also introduced me to Offworld Trading Company which I love and the great Humble Bumble subscriptions that I have never used before. Thero has a great diverse mix of video games, comics, books and geeky interests to keep everyone entertained.

Those are some of the people that I have gotten to know over my year in blogging and I’m very grateful to have them. Thank you again for staying with us for a year and here’s to another great year of blogging, friends and most importantly, Video Games!

-Luna

 

Credits:

Gamejolt.com – Featured Image

The Perfectly Imperfect Tag & Thank You!

Happy Monday Players and Novas! This past weekwe have hit over 500 followers and I would like to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. This blogging experience has been amazing and I hope that we can continue improving and providing great content! On to today’s post, we were nominated last October for the Perfectly Imperfect tag by Mahddyboy! Thank you for the nomination and let’s get to the award!

Game Guide (rules)!

  • Copy/paste the image of the tag in your post (I have place above ^.^).
  • Make sure to share a little blurb about the creator of the tag.
  • Give a shout out to the person who nominated you.
  • Talk about what your strengths are, and what you love about yourself. These can range from anything positive about you, or your future aspirations and goals.’
  • Who/what are you inspired by, and how do you want to make a difference?
  • What’s your advice to those that struggle to love themselves, and to those that doubt themselves?
  • Lastly nominate as many bloggers as you would like (ranging from 1 to whichever amount you choose) and let them know that you nominated them.

    The creator

    According to Mahddyboy’s blog, the creator of the tag post was a blogger named Asqa. Asqa writes posts about poetry, quotes and DIY’s. Definitely give their blog a look!

My Strengths:

Caring & Loyal – I think 2 of my biggest strengths are that I’m a very caring and loyal person. When you give me your trust and I have yours, I would go to the ends of the earth with you. A perk of being a Taurus I guess. I genuinely care about and want to help out others, especially ones with the same interests. What does that Nickelback song say ” If everybody cared and nobody lied, we’d see the place where nobody died.” I live by those words.

Determination- I really love that when I set my mind to something, I’m determined to succeed. When I look back over the years when I wanted to take dance classes because I was fascinated with shows like So You Think You Can Dance, I researched and found classes that I could take. When I wanted to learn pottery, I found a place that has pottery sessions and the list keeps going on. I wonder if I say this ” I want to win the LOTTERY!!!!” Well let’s see what happens lol.

My Inspiration:

Everything that I am and strive to be is hugely in part to my grandmother who is no longer with us. As a kid, I lived with my grandma and Ialways wondered why my mom didn’t keep my brother and I. She was in the picture but she wasn’t our caretaker and it bothered me for a long time until I was older. My mother knew that we would excel with my grandmother, who was one of the most selfless people that I have ever known. She disciplined us, rewarded us and loved us through everything. She would invite neighborhood kids over and tell me not to judge anyone because you never know their home situation. She’s brought countless children into church and picked them up when they didn’t have a ride. She volunteered at EVERY school function. She was the closest thing in my mind to a real life saint and I thank her and miss her very much. I love you grandma Jeanette.

Advice:

It’s hard to come to terms with loving yourself when there are outlets telling you, you need to change or improve or look a certain way. I would say that you surround yourself with people who care about you for who you are, not who you try  to be or what you can do for them. We always wish to be more then we are which is fine if you want to make positive changes or improve, but don’t bash yourself or your abilities. Find people who embraces them and strives for you to be better. The fortune cookie this week said it perfectly about fear and doubt “You fail 100% of the things you do not attempt.” Make the effort and surprise yourself, you’re a winner for overcoming your fear already!

My nominees:

Thank you again to Mahddyboy for nominating us and I apologize for the late reply! Have a fantastic Wednesday and look out for our Video Game Tag coming up in the coming weeks! You can read the first Video Game Tag by clicking here!

-Luna 🙂

Neat Blog Award

Happy Wednesday Gamers and Friends! Today’s surprise post (as I do not normally have a post set for Wednesdays) was made possible by the awesome IgnitedMoth <— Make sure to give her blog a read and follow, she’s awesome! I was nominated for the Neat Blog Award and I couldn’t be happier. real-neat-blog-award This is my 2nd community award nomination in my first month of blogging and I am so thankful for any and everyone who reads my content. I have really taken a liking to reading blogs and creating my own original content for everyone to see. It’s kind of a therapeutic release from the stresses of life in general.

Gamers & friends, your mission (should you choose to accept it 🙂 ) is to:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and create 7 questions for them

It’s time for me to answer my 7 hot seat questions from IgnitedMoth!

1.) What is your favorite memory of 2016? My favorite memory of 2016 was visiting a long time friend from Xbox. Our birthdays are in the same week of April so we have finally decided to meet in person. I took a road trip up to Illinois (which was the worst idea lol ) and stayed with my friend Kira. We had a blast! I actually decided to fly home because spending 36 hours traveling on a bus versus 2 hours on a plane was a significantly better option.

2.) If you could make a living in any profession (your absolute dream job) what would it be? I would want to start a Gamer Bar! A place where gamers can come play in tournaments, play all sorts of video games, eat, drink and network with new people. I would love to open up a Gamer Bar!

3.) Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes I have. I live in Orlando, Florida so we see celebrities here all the time. In 2012 for the NBA All Star Game  Weekend I met a few basketball players but my favorite was Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I got to talk to him (for like 5 seconds) and he autographed my basketball and picture. It was awesome!

4.) If you could travel to any one place in the world right now where would it be? Italy! I have always wanted to visit Italy. I enjoy art, writing, culture oh and pasta (can’t forget pasta!) I love how Italy has a lunch hour (which is really like 3 hours) and everything is done at a leisurely paced. I love the US but sometimes I feel like we rush everything and I feel like it would be peaceful and calm in Italy. If only I knew how to draw (well more than stick figures) I would definitely find one of those city river-bends and just draw :).

5.) Who is your favorite author? I haven’t read may books recently but my favorite author has to be Russell Andrews. I have read all of his books in a particular series. Icarus, Gideon, Aphrodite, Midas and Hades. Russell Pleaseeeeee make another book in this series, they’re awesome!

6.) What is your favorite mythical creature? A dragon or unicorn would be the obvious answer, however, I quite enjoy the Phoenix! Phoenix travel and live for years mingling with royalty or the humble creatures of the forest. Phoenix are respected and keen. They die but are reborn from their ashes and that’s a moral you can take with you throughout life. If you get knock down, become reborn and try it all over again.

7.) 

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He’s so Pretty lol

What do you look most forward to in 2017? Right now I am most looking forward to Wrestlemania in April. I already have my tickets for the event, Raw and Smackdown. The last thing I need to get is my WWE Axxess tickets to see my husband  Seth Rollins! (Let’s all marvel in his beauty for a moment:) )

In the spirit of the award, it’s time for my nominees (Drum Roll Please!)….mlp

  • The Brunette Bookworm Blog– A great book review blog featuring reviews, book hauls and other fascinating pieces of work!
  • Kim (Later Levels)  -Excellent blog showcasing video games and opinion pieces. Even if life has you too busy, there’s always time for video games!
  • JenniferNutrition101 – A great new blog about nutrition tips and tricks!
  • Athena/ AmbiGaming– Another great video game and review blog. Check out opinion pieces and video game essentials here!
  • Z is for Zeirah– A great gaming blog (mostly WOW) with interesting posts and updates.
  • Maitreyi -A new up and coming blog featuring emotional and deep writing.
  • Reads & Reels– An awesome blog featuring frequent posts about books, book reviews and cover reveals along with film reviews.

My 7 questions … hmmm thinking-emoticon

  1. What is your favorite Video Game or Book at the moment?
  2. If you could meet 1 person (real or imaginary, alive or deceased) who would you meet and why?
  3. If you could have 1 super power, which would you choose?
  4. I love Scooby Doo, do you have a favorite character? If so who is it and why?
  5. Which 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
  6. If you had to pick a genre would you prefer Horror, Fantasy, Action, Comedy or Thriller?
  7. What are you goals for 2017?

Thank you once again to IgnitedMoth and everyone who has dare read any of my blog posts. Let’s keep lifting up and recognizing other bloggers (you gain more XP that way :)!

It’s time to Level Up and pass the controller! Have an awesome day!

-Luna 🙂

 

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