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You Asked and I Answered: Blerdy Otome 5 Year Anniversary Q&A

So, remember back in August when I did a call for questions? Yeah, me neither. 

I kid. 2020, was the year that I celebrated my 5th Blogging Anniversary and since it’s such a huge milestone, I decided to do a Q&A  post, since a lot has changed since I started this site and there are quite a few new faces… I figured this would be a chill way to get to know me and have a bit of fun. But, one thing lead to another and months went by and here we are in December. So before the year ends, here is the promised Q&A post~ 

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, some of these were tough… but I had a lot of fun answering these and I hope they live up to expectations!! So, without further ado, here are my answers!! 

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Do You Have Any Game Recommendations?: A Short Guide on How to Ask for a Game Recommendation

I have been running this site for a little over five years and there is one question that has plagued my blogging experience: Do you have any game recommendations?

It’s not that I don’t want to give game recommendations. Hell, I give them all the time, to friends, family, complete strangers on the internet… I have lists dedicated to game recommendations! I can’t tell you how happy I get when someone doesn’t just play a game I recommend, but they fall in love with it. It’s one my single greatest joys as a reviewer.

‘Do you have any game recommendations?’ is an innocent enough question–on the surface. Y’all this is one hell of a loaded question. Imagine for a minute that this question appeared in your twitter DMs; no background info about the asker, no point of reference on games they’ve played… nothing. Just…

DO YOU HAVE ANY GAME RECOMMENDATIONS?

Do you give a general recommendation? What if you suggest something from a genre they don’t even like? What if the game you suggest has triggers for them? What if they’ve already played it? What if they can’t play the game because they don’t have access to the platform it’s on?

Even if you know the person asking the question, you still run the risk of making a “bad” recommendation and that’s a lot of pressure sometimes OR maybe that’s just me. So, instead of sending “Do you have any game recommendations?” or some variation, here’s how you SHOULD ask for recommendations.

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Blerdy Otome 5th Anniversary – Fave Posts of 2016

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! August marks the 5th anniversary of this blog and over the years I have written quite a few posts (over 800 and counting). I’ve come a long way since my start in 2015, but I still like to look back at some of my earlier posts, it keeps me humble.

By 2016, I had started to come into my own a bit and there’s a lot more of a focus to my content–I started a couple of ongoing blogging segments (some of which are now retired) and I made a conscious effort to write more game reviews. So, let’s look back at some of my favorite posts from 2016!!

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Submit Questions for the Blerdy Otome 5th Anniversary Q&A

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe!! Blerdy Otome is turning 5 this month and I wanted to do something special this year to celebrate! Since a lot of you are new here, I wanted to host a Q&A to help everyone get to know me a little better. So, send in your questions and I’ll share them and my answers in a massive post at the end of the month!

This is your chance to ask me just about anything! So, fill out the Google Form below:

Blerdy Otome 5th Anniversary – Fave Posts from 2015

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for five years?! I’ve come a long way since my Nice Job Breaking It Hero days and while I’m always looking towards the future, every now and again I like to take a look back and reflect on my past. So this year I’m going to share some of my favorite posts from every year I’ve been blogging!!

Kicking things off with 2015! I was just getting my start back then and I didn’t really have a “style” so to speak, so I just kinda wrote whatever popped into my head… with some interesting results.

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