TSS #100 – The Stray Sheep, Daily Posting and Save Aikka

I checked earlier and noticed that the “The Stray Sheep” category on my blog had 99 posts already, so I thought I’d mention that in the 100th post and celebrate it by talking about what’s going on right now and how stuff is going. After that, I’ve got also got a campaign that I wanted to promote for a friend’s cat, so please read through that, too, if you’re interested.

For starters, The Stray Sheep has been my standard-category for anything that didn’t belong in the other categories. Whenever I talked about my values, ideas, life, or generally about anything really, I’d post it in The Stray Sheep… and while it has been the birthplace of a lot of cool prompts, it also has been a phenomenal way of venting about things and talking about stuff that has nothing to do with the usual blogging stuff. In a way, it’s like The Stray Sheep in Catherine: Classic where all kinds of people gather and bring together their stories and vent away over a drink or two. That’s basically where the idea came from anyways and I really enjoyed rambling away at life and all kinds of things. 

Aikka is so cute!

Apart from that, I’d say that 100 Stray Sheep felt more like a thousand and I’m glad that I’m able to ramble away at things like this without any negative comments or any trolls or whatever. I’ve heard bad stories about bloggers getting teased by people online but overall, I haven’t had that experience quite yet and I’m quite glad about it. 

Second up, I’ve been posting daily for 32 days in a row now (including this day) and it is kind of stressful but also quite manageable and fun. In a way, it gives me some time to wind down in the evenings when I prepare a post after studying for so long. It’s a fun way to deal with the current situation and doing so every day feels good. Initially, I was on vacation at the end of December and ended up preparing a lot of posts that would come out every few days. The issue I had, however, was that views were getting a bit low there, which is why I created new posts while I was away!

Aikka’s such a good boy!

When I got back, I posted again and all of a sudden, achievements popped up with a one-week-posting-streak which was lovely. Alas, I thought I’d keep it up and post more, only to see for how long I can keep this up, and while not every day is getting as many views as previous days in the last few months… overall, I’m getting a lot more views during the month, which is a good sign. 

Again, views don’t really matter too much to me, as in I don’t really thirst for views or post about something with views in mind. Rather, when I post a review on a game, I want a lot of people to see it, so naturally, posting more is better for views on the blogs (“duh.”) and linking back to previous posts helps a lot as well. I kind of feel like my reviews are making a bit of an impact with more e-mails for potential reviews churning in daily to the point where I’m a bit overwhelmed really. I’m looking forward to potentially starring guest bloggers in the future over here to not only represent other parts of the blogging community but also to help me out if that makes sense. The world of Indie Games is vast and I’m looking forward to having other people share the journey with me. If you’re interested in that, make sure to mail me at dan.indiecator@gmail.com!

Aikka is love, Aikka is life.

At last, I wanted to talk about Aikka. Aikka has cancer and needs help right now. Noom_TV, the owner of Aikka, who’s also a lovely streamer and friend of mine started that campaign since the medical bills for his lovely cat-boy are just too much to handle. Of course, you don’t have to donate anything if you don’t want to, but I’d appreciate it if you could spread the word, share it, and if you have some spare change to spare, you could also donate something, if you want to. I hope that we can help Aikka. With Covid and everything going on, I’d obviously not expect anyone to donate anything to Noom’s gofundme but I feel like it would be a great opportunity to do something good and help someone out.

You can find Noom’s campaign over here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-our-kitty-fight-cancer

Spread the word and share it with others! I’m sure that we can help Aikka out!

Either way, I hope you enjoyed this quick little update-post for the 100th Stray Sheep. I’m looking forward to posting more in the future, and again, I’m looking forward to potentially starring other bloggers over here! Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Cheers!

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.

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