Personal: August 19th

As the header says, this is a personal post dealing with my life. This is a personal blog about video games, so I can talk about myself here and there, right? I won’t make it too much of a habit.

I’m a full-time college student, and I’ll be starting my classes Tuesday, the 21st.

I started this blog last year during school, so it’s my goal to continue Game Over You Suck while I attend school and hold down a job.

I started this blog because I want to be a video game journalist. It’s why I attend school in the first place. I didn’t expect many viewers at all. I am an amateur, and new to the blogging scene.

On August 19th, something amazing happened to me. WordPress featured me on the Freshly Pressed page, skyrocketing my views. It’s a great feeling, hearing complete strangers say they like your opinion or thoughts.

This post is a reminder to me what happened today. The first of what I hope is many more to come. And even though life is going to get chaotic very quickly, I can still look back to today with fondness.

Thank you, all my new followers. I’m humbled, and deeply thankful to WordPress. As cheesy, and cliché as it sounds, today I felt very special, and unique. I hope this feeling never goes away.

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About Chris "Kodoku" Detrick

Hello, my name is Chris Eric Detrick and I'm a currently a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and a freelance video game writer. I'm stationed out in Richmond, Virginia and looking for work. My blog has been featured in Freshly Pressed and since then I have only grown as a writer and journalist. You can contact me via email: chrisericdetrick@gmail.com
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8 Responses to Personal: August 19th

  1. xenogirl says:

    I was Freshly Pressed today as well… amazing day, no? Congratulations again. As a gamer and blogger, I look forward to following your blog!

  2. Mike Banerd says:

    Congrats! I’m just digging through a bunch of your posts now; you’ve done a great job, definitely worth the press…

  3. Congratulations, your freshly pressed post got me here and reading more of your blog. Would love to be in your shoes! 😛

  4. drewpan says:

    I stumbled across your blog because of the Freshly-Pressed plug too, and well it was a very good article! I used to be a videogame journalist, and I can tell you that it can be a very fulfilling job if you absolutely love games and the gaming industry (two very different things!).

    Well thought-out articles like your Video Game Deaths post will definitely get you noticed, but I’m going to be a nitpicker here and point out that I’ve spotted a couple of typos in this post (“amature” and “skyrockting”). You’ll need to get into a habit of proofreading your work to make sure that typos like these don’t pop up in your future posts. An article with a good voice like the Freshly-Pressed post might still tip your stock value in your favor, but why run the risk with the typos, right?

    I wrote a post about writing magazine articles before (http://drewpan.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/tips-for-writing-magazine-articles/) and you might find it a little bit helpful – though it’s not specifically about gaming articles. Otherwise feel free to drop by and hit me with some questions if you’ve got any.

    Good luck with your quest!

    • Chris Kodoku says:

      Thanks! I will likely come to you with questions at some point. And I will definately check out your article. This is, after all, a career I want to have. It’s why I go to college after all.

      I’ll keep in mind your advice. I’m spoiled by auto correct software of google, firefox, and word. This is a problem because I wrote this article on my phone. I will in the future, take more time to proofread.

      Thank you for the constructive critism. I honestly feel I don’t get enough of it.

      • drewpan says:

        Yeah just take the habit of at least giving each post a once-over before clicking the post button. Same with giving every article or release or any writing a once-over, and not emailing it out the moment you complete it.

        Fresh eyes help a lot!

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