Ever since the tone-deaf SOE proclamation that nobody wanted to play Uncle Owen in an MMORPG, contrary me has consciously fought that very stupid idea. A whole lot of people wanted to play Uncle Owen, then and now, there and elsewhere. Star Wars Galaxies was a game half full of Uncle Owens. I spent a lot of time literally becoming a moisture farmer as my own form of rebellion. And yet, as I realized while debating with my husband a few weeks ago, the person I really wanted to be was freakin’ Lando. And most MMORPGs don’t allow that either — it’s Luke or GTFO. Such is the argument made by a recent PC Gamer article, which in its own precious mainstream way argues that “MMOs need to let you be an average Joe” to get out of the clear “creative slump” they’re in. “With their scale and permanence, MMOs give us the chance to be citizens in a make-believe world we create with the help of our fellow players. When it’s … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Being Uncle Owen in MMORPGs
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This post is contributed by Sumit Ghosh .Read our submission guidelines. A founder’s journey includes daydreams of their company becoming colossal. When setting up your startup you may be quite nervous, but once you set your feet on the new field, you’ll eventually start enjoying it. With hardline growth on the boundary, the time will come to make the move from the start-up phase to an established brand. But, you need to ensure that your marketing keeps up properly. All the big & successful companies make use of the Facebook as their marketing campaign to escalate their marketing efforts but, always 7 out of 10 are not able to generate their expected revenue. In fact, marketing without a clear marketing strategy is like sailing a boat without oar: you’re not going to end up where you want to. World’s biggest social media network – Facebook, with over 1.65 billion MAUs (monthly active Facebook users) which is a 15% rise year over year. It means if you … [Read more...] about How to Use Facebook Ads as Part of Inbound Marketing Strategy?
This is not only about Getresponse review, I will also show you why you need an email list and why Getresponse is the best email marketing company you will ever need. I’m sorry to say this but, any blogger or internet marketer who’s not yet building an email list today is a joke. See, I don’t mean to sound rude here but, I wish there’s a better way I could say it. According to research done by DMA, When it comes to purchases made as a result of receiving a marketing message, email has the highest conversion rate (66%), when compared to social, direct mail and more. Similarly, Content Marketing Institute stated that “83% of B2B marketers use email newsletters for content marketing”. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you already know the fact that email list is the primary income source for most of the professional bloggers who make a living from their online businesses. One of the great reasons to build an email list is you can have your own … [Read more...] about GetResponse Review – No: 1 Email Service Provider for Serious Marketers
There comes a time when we want so badly to write something in our blogs, but our brains refuse to co-operate with us. They tend to become stale without feeding us any idea on what topics to write and how to proceed with writing about them. This phenomenon is called as writer’s block in a general term. Read more articles from ShoutMeLoud related to the Writer’s Block: How to overcome writer’s Block in simple ways? How to make common blog posts unique when Writer’s Block Hits? This means I am asking, do you sometimes suffer from this disease? Admit it. We do. And then when we are infected by it and remain surrendered to its destructive power, the most expensive thing is leaving our blogs without any new posts and our regular readers unattended. Our consistency in bringing new posts will be questioned, and our subscribers will surely start losing their trusts and hopes entrusted on us. Therefore, we shouldn’t remain in such trench for the longer period. … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block & Then Blog Like a Boss
Why am I not earning even a penny a day? What mistakes am I making? What the hell am I doing wrong? Like thousand others bloggers, I’m striving for the same answer. Sometimes it’s so frustrating that I feel like quitting. Sometimes I wonder is it really what I want to do. Is it what really I am intended to do? Do I like doing what I do? Meanwhile, I started reading books, watched inspirational success stories, looked for the answers in TEDx talks. I literally started hunting how to get success. After reading some inspirational books or watching an inspirational video, I get inspired like hell. Here is one such video: It seems all easy then. At first I stay full of sparks. Ideas keep exploding in my head. The next day it slows down a bit. Things get a little calm, and I’m like – Okay enough of the videos, let’s do some real work now. I take out the laptop, sit down and look for a topic to write on. After choosing a random topic, I started writing. … [Read more...] about What am I doing wrong: Letter of a Frustrated Blogger to himself