So, you’ve got your brand new nerdy blog all ready to go, but there’s just one problem… Where’s all the content?! When I asked Twitter what kinds of blogging tips they’d like to hear most, how to stay motivated and think of things to write about was by far the most common suggestion. That’s why, for part 2 of my Ultimate Guide to Blogging series, I’ll be sharing some of my top writing tips, as well as the nuts and bolts of how to make what you’ve written appealing to readers through images and catchy titles.
MangaGamer is celebrating Valentine’s Day with up to 50% off a number of their visual novels! It’s VNtines, get it? (I do love some good word play)
Titles on sale include the otome game OZMAFIA!! (check out my review impressions!), BL game No, Thank You!!!, yuri game Kindred Spirits on the Roof, and many more. They’ve also whipped up some adorable Valentine’s Day cards from all three games, plus a few extra! You can download them for free to hand out to your pals here.
MangaGamer’s VNtines sale ends on February 17th, so there’s plenty of time to line up a game to spend Valentine’s Day with!
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Today’s post is courtesy of Anne from the Cat Obsessed blog. We have the same name and love for animals, so you know she’s gotta be cool! Check out her site for all kinds of cuteness, from Hello Kitty to kitty-themed cosmetics. For now, read on for a slightly different perspective on Final Fantasy XV! – Anne
Welcome to the first part in my new series for February, Chic Pixel’s Ultimate Guide to Blogging! I’ve been blogging under the Chic Pixel name for 6 years now. Hopefully, by sharing the things I’ve learned during that time, I can help those of you looking to start your own blog or get more out of the one you currently have!
This week’s post is focused more on starting up a new blog, but if you already have one and are looking to narrow your content and audience, I highly suggest skipping to the “Finding Your Niche” section. If you have any questions about the topics I cover in this post, feel free to drop me a comment and I’ll be happy to chat! Topics such as figuring out what to write about, motivation, social media, and monetization will be covered in following weeks, so don’t forget to check back every Tuesday!
Recently I had a discussion on Twitter about how important niche blogging is, and it dawned on me that I’ve never really written anything about blogging! When I asked everyone if a post on blogging tips was something they’d like to see, the response was overwhelmingly positive, so I knew what I had to do. It turns out I have a lot of things I want to say, though, so instead of limiting myself to one post, I’ve decided to do four! Check back every Tuesday (Monday for folks in North America) throughout the month of February for a new roundup of my top blogging tips, from how to start a blog to handling social media and maintaining a schedule.
I’ve been running Chic Pixel for 6 years now, and while it sometimes (okay, often) feels like little more than a fun way to pass the time and share my nerdy interests with others, I strongly believe that blogging can be a great way to establish your credentials and build connections with others, both professional and personal. Especially blogging in a niche like anime or video games, sometimes you can be one of the only people writing about a certain topic, it’s not only a rewarding feeling but a helpful resource for others.
Now, more than ever, I feel we need more diverse voices in nerdy fields, so I hope this series will help inspire you to start your own blog, or help you take your existing blog to the next level! See you in a couple of days!
When it comes to fashion in games, people tend to gravitate toward a select few titles that center around the fashion industry in some way, such as the lovely Style Savvy series for Nintendo DS and 3DS. Not that these games aren’t amazing, but have you ever thought about how important equipment is in your favorite RPG? Why shouldn’t your character’s appearance change whenever you equip a rad new suit of armor? That’s why for February’s Community Game-Along, we’ll be focusing both on fashion games and fashion in games to showcase how great video game fashion can be!
Another year, another 12 themes for the Community Game-Along! This is my forth year hosting this event, which was started to help encourage people to play more varied games (or check something off that backlog!). All you need to do to participate is play a game that fits the theme and share your experiences on your social media, blog, or elsewhere! Each month there will be an announcement post with game suggestions and the official hashtag to use. If you like to plan ahead, here’s the full list and official hashtags for the year!
January – Dating sims #DatingSiMonth
February – Fashion games (suggested by @vanishingage) #FashionGameFeb
March – Monster Hunter-likes #MonMonth
April – Grasshopper Manufacture #GrassManMonth
May – Intelligent Systems #IntelligentSystemsMonth
June – Puzzle games #PuzzleGameMonth
July – JRPGs #JRPGJuly
August – Mech games #MechMonth
September – Strategy games #SRPGSeptember
October – Horror games #HorrorGameOctober
November – Visual novels #VNNovember
December – Michiru Yamane #MichiruYamaneMonth
I hope you see some themes you’d like to participate in this year!