Lazy Sunday

Lazy sunday, I’ve played pokemon, watched football, played a few games. Literally nothing going on, so far from productive.

I guess I feel a little better to see my next article over on Team Dignitas go live (I’ve been waiting well over a week for it to actually be posted). So I’m looking forward to seeing how that’s received. My trial with them should be over too, though the content manager that I chat to about the whole thing hasn’t mentioned a thing. Quite frustrating for me, I got more hits and likes on a single article than I’ve ever seen on one of their posts yet I’m still on a trial period as a guest writer.

Ah well, if they keep avoiding that topic I’ll find someone else to write for and find the valuable exposure that I want. I’ve done myself no harm getting myself out there and having articles shared to around 50k twitter followers and 45k facebook viewers. I shouldn’t complain, this is totally a good thing. It’s a really nice outlet too.

It’s nice to have something that I can put my pride and hard work into, right now it’s the only thing solid that I can show people when they ask about me gaming and I can say: this is what I do, and it’s a lot bigger than you realise.


This is actually a positive more upbeat article for once!

So I finally had my second article go live for Team Dignitas that I’ve previously mentioned. I worked on this one a lot, I researched, I tested, I theorycrafted, I discussed with friends. I put a lot of time into it and was really proud of what I had done. Granted, compared to any champion guides that some people have made, it was pretty primitive. But I’m learning, I was hoping for good feedback at least. If nothing else.

I was totally blown away by the reception, even if it feels small scale. The content manager of the site actually messaged me on skype saying:

woah, just posted your blog on fb/twitter. Got triple the response we usually get! Seems like the fans rly like the title. 

And later on: Our fans love the guide, write more. 

It’s really gratifying to have someone appreciate you like that. I’ve checked the Facebook page and my post is still being liked and commented on, It was around 50 likes last time I saw. The only thing near that in popularity is a giveaway. I must have done something right. Shame that’s my most innovative idea for over a year, you can’t really pull viable strategies out constantly.

I feel really great about it. I’m still only on trial (for now) writing for these guys, and obviously it’s unpaid. But it’s so rewarding and I’m enjoying the experience, as well as constantly learning. More of this will be good for me, and especially for my confidence in doing what I love.