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Video Game Link Up Announcement!!

Gadabout Gamers

I am crazy excited to announce the creation of a monthly video game themed blog link up called “Gadabout Gamers”. This is something I’d even included in my blog goals for the year, so I’m very hopeful for how it will turn out.

Everyone is invited to participate in Gadabout Gamers, regardless of whether they regularly blog about video games or not. The idea is to create a place where all bloggers can share their video game love, guided by fun themes every month.

The idea is for the link up to happen on the last Monday of every month, so the first official link up is scheduled for Monday, February 24th and the theme will be NEStalgia. That’s right, you have one month to come up with a post about the good ol’ Nintendo Entertainment System.

Nintendo Classic Players Flat Illustration Cristian Castillo

Nintendo Classic Players Flat Illustration by Cristian Castillo on Behance

All types of blog posts are encouraged: essays, personal stories, product posts, recipes, fashion & makeup. Whatever! Take the theme and make it your own, then share it by linking it with the widget I’ll be including in my post. The theme for the following month’s post will be also shared at that time.

Suggestions for future posts themes are welcomed and encouraged.

Now let’s get blogging!

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25 Comments

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    Miranda
    January 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Oh I love this! I want to participate 😀

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    *aka*krystelle
    January 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

    What a great idea! Hopefully I can think of something to contribute so I can join in on the fun.

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      Mariko
      January 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Yay! The more the merrier, and I’m really looking forward to see how people will take the theme and make it their own.

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    Mariko
    January 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Please do!

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    Jane Y.
    January 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    this is so neat!

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    Miranda
    January 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Perhaps a silly question, but how do I participate? Do I post to my own blog or do I submit it somewhere else? And is there anything in particular I need to include to make sure it’s known that I’m doing it as part of a group theme thing?

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      Mariko
      January 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Sorry, guess I should have explained that a bit better. 😉

      Post to your own blog, then on the last Monday of the month, swing by Gamerwife and use the widget I’ll have embedded in my post to link yours up. I’ll also try to have some sort of button available to use on your site to show that we’re all part of the link up.

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        Miranda
        January 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

        Oh okay, I understand. Thanks for the clarification 😀

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    Gwen @ A Geek and Her Oven
    January 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t game but this sounds really neat..if I can blog about the topics I will hop on!

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    Joie Fatale
    January 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    So excited for this!!!
    I love the OG NES!

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    Neri
    January 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I love this idea! I can’t wait to participate 🙂

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      Mariko
      January 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Yay, I’m so happy people are into this. 🙂

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    Jasmine Lammers
    January 28, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Sounds awesome.. definitely count me in

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    Lori
    January 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    This is amazing! I’m definitely going to submit in something

    • Reply
      Mariko
      January 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Awesome. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

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    ariellalphabet
    January 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This is awesome! I will definitely be writing up a post!

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      Mariko
      January 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Hooray! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    sophierocious
    February 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Eeeeep! In! 🙂

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    Usagi
    February 7, 2014 at 2:05 am

    OMG I NEED to think of something for this!! I’m all about my little NES. I have both the original and top loader one!!

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      Mariko
      February 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Yay! I’m getting so excited about this.

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