Backlog: a word which sends a shiver down most gamers’ spines. That sense of unease experienced when looking at our pile of unplayed titles is a feeling we’re all familiar with – yet we just can’t stop adding entries to our library of games.
Does it really need to be this way though? What if our libraries were something to be celebrated rather than a source of shame? A mountain of games surely isn’t a cause for guilt, but a sign of how much you enjoy your hobby and having something suitable available for every gaming mood. That’s why Ellen from Ace Asunder and I are kicking off the #LoveYourBacklog event once again today – and this year, we’re extending it to the entire month of February to give everyone more time to show their backlog a little bit of affection.
If you’re up for joining in and feeling proud about your pile of video games, read on to find out how you can get involved.
Backlogged and proud of it
Show your backlog pride by selecting one of the following badges and displaying it on your blog throughout the month. If you’re open to others viewing your games list and possibly connecting with you to chat about gaming recommendations, feel free to add a link to your library to the image so we can check out your collection.
Do what bloggers do best
Declare your love for the backlog by writing a post about your game collection and publishing it before the end of February. Nominate unplayed or unfinished titles from your library for the first five questions below then give a shout-out to someone who has great taste in video games for the last one.
Participate in #MaybeInMarch
The backlog appreciation isn’t over at the end of February as there’s more to come next month. You know that game nominated for the ‘most time on your backlog’ category above – well, how about attempting to complete it during March and then telling the community about the experience? This isn’t about getting a title off your to-play list however, but more about celebrating all the awesome releases which are part of it. Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon.
Thank you to everyone who’d like to get involved with 2021’s #LoveYourBacklog Month. Now get out there and be proud of your backlog, because we’re looking forward to hearing all about your game collections.
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.