#NBI2015 Award Winners

Apologies for taking so long to get this post up and the winners announced, but on a personal note, my computer fried and I built a new one over the past few days. I’m finally back up and running, so let’s get these awards handed out! This is awarded to ALL newbie bloggers who participated in this year’s event as Intiates. Every Initiate deserves recognition for their hard work during the NBI. This award is the community’s acknowledgement of your blog as an important addition to the blogosphere. We’re looking forward to watching you grow!       For all 2015 Sponsors who participated in 2014 as an Initiate, you know it’s NOT easy to survive the first year of blogging. But so far so good for you! Congratulations on one year of successful blogging and may you have many more!...

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#NBI2015 Final Roundup

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It’s the final day of the month, and it’s the last day of the last week, so here’s the final roundup post for this year’s NBI. There’s still a bit of time left to vote for your favorite bloggers over here, but that too will be over shortly and then we’ll be handing out the awards as the final hurrah of the event. For the round up this week, we’ll start with the answers to the fourth and final Talkback Challenge: MMO One Night a Week Me vs. Myself and I Memoirs of a Lady Tales of the Aggronaut Nerdy Bookahs Lair of the Wolf Dragon Party Business Contains Moderate Peril Clean Casuals Light Falls Gracefully HDO The Iron Dagger Why I Game I Have Touched The Sky Mr Luvva Luvva Nomadic Gamers Next up, Murf has collated lists for...

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The #NBI2015 Awards

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the NBI’s annual festivities to come to a close. Time for newbie bloggers to go out into the world. It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this. Veterans will know what time it is, but for those of you who do not, it’s time for the #NBI2015 community awards! That’s right the awards have returned for another year, but we simplified things a little bit this time around. This is partially due to time constraints as the month’s end is rapidly approaching, but also because I personally wasn’t nearly as involved in the awards process last year and didn’t really know how to go about it. So there are four major awards to be voted on, a smaller number than years prior, but no less important. All of that aside, I have compiled...

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#NBI2015 Week Three Roundup

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Another week down, which means another roundup of things going on in the blogosphere! First up, here’s a list of people who have responded to the NBI’s 3rd Talkback Challenge, in which the topic was: What Made You A Gamer? Lair of the Wolf Dragon Murf Versus Nerdy Bookahs Healing the Masses Out of Beta Watch Hallow Tales From the Aggronaut In Character Knifesedge Randark’s Review Soultamer Gaming Tyrannodorkus Clean Casuals Contains Moderate Peril JVT Workshop Mr. Luvva Luvva We tackled this discussion on the newest Couch Podtatoes A New Player Has Joined Memoirs of a Lady Make sure to welcome our newest member to the community! Next up, more entries into Murf’s #NBI2015Safari: Iron Dagger, also here, here and here. Lair of the Wolf Dragon Star Shadow A Selfie Roundup on Murf Vs. also, a new entry. Waiting for...

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Talkback Challenge #4 The Seven Gaming Sins

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This week’s Talkback Challenge is more of a questionnaire than one idea, but it was an awesome idea, courtesy of Joseph Skyrim. Here’s a small questionnaire that will hopefully both get us to know you a little better AND make you think. Lust – Do you enjoy games more if they have scantily clad and “interestingly proportioned” avatars? Do you like playing as one of these avatars? Why or why not? Gluttony – Do you have a game backlog of unfinished games but still buy new games regardless? Why or why not? Greed – Do you enjoy hand outs in a game? Have you ever opted to NOT do an action / in game activity because the rewards were lacking? Why or why not? Sloth – Do you ever leech or AFK in a party? Do you discourage others from attempting...

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#NBI2015 Week Two Roundup

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Another week down, and we’re back to Sunday. That means another roundup of things going on in the blogosphere! First up, here’s a list of people who have responded to the NBI’s 2nd Talkback Challenge, in which the topic was: Early Access and Kickstarter – Do you support unfinished games? Mr Luvva Luvva Soultamer Gaming Tyrannodorkus Ash’s Adventures Tales From the Aggronaut Out of Beta Knifesedge Gaming Clean Casuals Me vs Myself and I XP Chronicles Randark’s Review Murf Versus Endgame Viable Party Business Lair of the Wolf Dragon A New Player Has Joined The Rykter Scale Zerneblog The Balance Force Make sure to give these new bloggers a follow and welcome them to the community! Next up, a bunch of entries into Murf’s #NBI2015Safari. Sorry if I missed any, but rest assured Murf will be collating all of the...

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Talkback Challenge #3: What Made You A Gamer?

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This week’s TalkBack Challenge is courtesy of Jaedia. She asks, What made you a gamer? I think this is especially relevant in a community of gamers, but can be easily tweaked to suit your writing needs. I know most of us have colorful histories with the medium, so share you origin story, your life-long tale, or your later-in-life discovery. Remember, there is no wrong answer! Be sure to add a link back to this post to add a pingback into the comments section, and visit your fellow bloggers’ posts to get some conversation going!

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#NBI2015 Week One Roundup

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It’s Sunday, so it’s time for a round-up of this week’s NBI activities. Participation in the event this year has been high, so there’s plenty of stuff to look over here. Let’s start off with this year’s newbies: The Balance Force Aspect of the Hare Light the Beacons In Character Knifesedge Adventures in MMOs Lair of the Wolf Dragon Imperial Intelligence Tyrannodorkus Pleasant Gamer Ramblings of a MMO Gamer Guy Waiting for Rez Gamer Girl Confessions Randark’s Review Chaotic Pixels Soultamer Gaming Adventures Make sure to stop by and welcome all of these new bloggers and encourage them to keep it going! Next up, the entries for the first TalkBack Challenge: Newbies: Randark’s Review Tyrannodorkus Lair of the Wolf Dragon HDO Veteran Responses: Murf Versus I Has PC Party Business Star Shadow Me vs. Myself and I Gamer by Design...

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Blogger Banter: Mr Luvva Luvva

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Welcome back and this time we have another newbie from last year to interview,  share some experiences and advice for those starting out this year or those just thinking about blogging. And today It’s Mr Luvva Luvva from the aptly named Mr Luvva Luvva –

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Talkback Challenge #2: Early Access and Kickstarter #NBI2015

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I’m posting the second Talkback Challenge a day early, because I already know I’m going to be busy on Saturday and might not be able to get to it, so you have one extra day to ponder your thoughts and put together a great piece. This week the topic was put together with a collaborative effort from the NBI committee, and we settled on: Early Access and Kickstarter – Do you support unfinished games? Obviously there are pros and cons to this trend in the gaming industry, can you list both? Do you live on one side of the fence and can’t see why others choose to live over there? Let us know what you think! Newbie tip #101: Make sure to add a pingback to this article to gain maximum exposure! Also tweet it to @newbieblogger2!

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