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Blog Banter: New Year’s Resolution

Posted by deckard47 on January 5, 2008

Blog Banter is a group of bloggers passionate about anything and everything video games. We enjoy getting together once a month to write about the same subject. You will be amazed at the different viewpoints so many people can have on the exact same topic! Links to all the participant’s articles can be found here. If you are interested in participating, contact bs angel for more information. Enjoy our stories!

I normally don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, and this isn’t really a resolution, to be honest. This is more like a long-term goal, one which is going to remain first and foremost in my mind for a good long time. I’m going to be starting an internship at a newspaper this January, a job which I hope will somewhat prepare me to get a job as a video games journalist. Essentially, my goal this year is to do my job at this newspaper, all while trying to make connections in the video games journalism industry, and submitting various articles to as many internet and print publications as possible. 

It’s pretty hard to get hired, even as a freelance journalist, so for now I am sending in articles to smaller internet publications, most of which don’t even pay their contributors. Still, this is the only way to get published anywhere that is even remotely game related (aside from here, which isn’t exactly publishing), and thus build up a portfolio of work. So, I guess my resolution is to write as often and well as is possible, and not be fatigued or disappointed by the rejections that I’m sure I’ll be receiving right out of the gate. Oh, and of course I’ll need to balance this with my school schedule, and the absolutely necessary (professionally) playing of video games. It should be all kinds of fun.


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