I decided to take part in the game activity for this weeks play activity. I started off really well, due to my procrastination about starting IFN611’s literature review. “I know! I’ll start it after I have had a play on IFN612’s site”. I therefore managed to be the first to complete the first stage, which I really enjoyed doing. I gained a gold star for this, something I’ve not managed to do since I was 10 years old. Taking a selfie outside the media suite was not such an easy task for me, especially as it was witnessed by a group of very young students. I the took comfort witnessing several of my friends doing the same, whilst I was preparing for my group meeting. It felt good to know I wasn’t alone.
Commenting on five of my peers’ blogs was my next task. I found this really valuable, as even though I have made an effort to make regular comments this forced me to read more blogs, which was a valuable learning tool. I also had more comments on my blog, which made me think about what I had written in them.
In week 2 of the game, I decided to retire. There were a number of reasons for this. I am not competitive, but I could feel myself getting that way and I’d heard how competitive last year’s game was. I have nothing against competition, I loved a good game of football (sorry soccer) back in the old country, but being actively involved in competitions stresses me out a little. I also returned to work, after an absence of nearly 4 months and I needed to focus on that. Last but not least, the dreaded literature review, I really needed to give it some time.
I got my 250 points and was in the lead for a couple of days so I am very pleased with my achievement. I also confirmed that I am not a gamer and I m definitely not competitive. However, never say never, if an activity appeals to me in the game this week, I’ll definitely give it a go.
I returned to the game for the Forgotten Memories challenge. I thought it was a really good idea to find a photograph that brought back memories, so was inspired to take part. It was also some light relief from my literature review assignment. I felt that by doing this challenge, I was uplifted and refreshed to get back to the assignment, so it achieved its aim.