30 Day Gaming & Giving Back Challenge

I’ve seen a lot of “challenges” for bloggers to write about, and so far I’ve completed one challenge: The Meme Challenge. I really wanted to do another challenge because it was fun! With the challenge, I had a topic decided for me to write about each day.

This time, I decided to create my own.

30 Day Gaming & Giving Back Challenge

  1. Write about a Gamer who blogs about the video game industry
  2. Buy a coffee for someone
  3. Create a new Game Character (any video game) and describe a fictional life for them… which describes “who” they are now.
  4. Give flowers to a stranger
  5. What is this weeks DLC for a music game of your choice?  Are any of the songs are worth buying?
  6. Give a muffin to 5 people
  7. Use your Game Character in band tour for 30 minutes and describe the other members of the band
  8. Buy a meal for someone
  9. Join a multi-player music game session and find a guitarist you can ask 5 questions to:
    1. Where are you from?
    2. What’s your favourite song?
    3. Have you been to any concerts?
    4. What other games do you play?
    5. How many DLC (downloads) do you have?
  10. Do a kind act for a stranger.
  11. Play a full round of Versus on L4D2. What was the best/worst “infected” that you used?
  12. Send a message to 10 friends online and tell them why you think they are fantastic!
  13. Research an upcoming game and write a preview for it
  14. Smile at 15 people today. Did they smile back?
  15. Play & Review an arcade game from the XBOX dashboard for at least 30 minutes.
  16. Say “Good Morning” to everyone you make eye contact with (before noon)
  17. Who is your top 5 friends on XBOX Live? … and why?
  18. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
  19. Which 5 friends on XBOX Live do you wish you knew more about? How will you go about getting to know them?
  20. Give a genuine complement to a stranger
  21. What is your favourite video game to play? Give a detailed description of the Pros & Cons
  22. Offer an evening of free childcare to someone who needs to get out
  23. Buy a new game, play it for at least an hour and review the overall gameplay (sound, graphics, characters, story)
  24. Buy and distribute socks and gloves to 5 people.
  25. Read and write a review for a graphic novel/comic about a video game
  26. Give an umbrella to someone who needs it (if it’s not raining today, then do this as soon as it is and carry on completing the challenge)
  27. Get new DLC for any game and write a review
  28. Write 5 personal letters/cards to people to express why they are special to you.
  29. Create a Poll for the best game out there and get 40 people to vote.
  30. Mail or drop off a care package to someone who needs it.

I really enjoyed doing the Meme Challenge because I had the opportunity to write about something different everyday.

I haven’t been able to figure out if it’s “that time of year” or if I am just feeling overly giving lately, but I feel it’s necessary to give back to people. I have been very fortunate in my life and I am very grateful for everything that I have. I have been trying to involve myself in more charitable events. I talked with co-workers about joining a soup-kitchen or a Christmas hamper program, so I will keep you posted about how that comes along.

I know I’ve said it before, but I’m not rich, nor do I have “extra” money. I work and make just enough money to live comfortably. I think that’s the key word: comfortably. I haven’t always lived like this. Perhaps that’s why I feel it’s necessary to give back. I could save money if I didn’t have a Starbucks (or two) daily. Or if I didn’t buy new games, or eat out at fancy restaurants. I don’t want to give up the “comfortable” life that I’ve worked so hard at getting, but if it means “life” for someone else then I will do whatever I can realistically do.

I don’t have much time either. I work full time. My travel time is huge; I spent roughly 4 hours in transit daily. I could get a job closer to home or get a home closer to work but I love both just the way they are!

I haven’t watched “Pay it Forward” lately, or spoken to godly people who have inspired this. I just feel like it’s the right thing to do.

I believe that when you give what you don’t have, you are giving the most that you can. It’s important to me to give back to the community I live in and the people in my life.

Please feel free to comment! I love reading them 🙂 ❤ Thanks for reading!


One response to “30 Day Gaming & Giving Back Challenge

  1. Is this why you got me socks?

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