Player.me :: The Best Social Site For Gamers

Hello There Internet Land!

So the other day while I was racking my brain for some new things to write about, a friend of mine stopped over for a visit and suggested I check out player.me and I am very excited that she did.
There is 2 reasons for this. 1. This site combines 2 of my favorite things, video games and social media! 2. I was just complaining the other day that bloglovin didn't really have a video game category other than "lifestyle" and I was very disappointed by this.

Review of player.me

So from what I have gathered over the few days I have been a user is it's basically bloglovin and Twitter combined into a gaming centric social media platform, it is great for both the creators and consumers.

Alright so I am going to break this down into 2 sections for 1, creator and consumer. Since I am little of both (or well a little creator and a lot consumer) I have gotten a pretty decent idea of each perspective.
One thing that fits under both categories, the freaking notification noise! It's the jumping noise from Mario. Andy and I both got really excited when it started going off! You can also change it to a variety of cool noises under settings.

Creator
As a creator I am loving this platform, especially since it gives me the ability to focus my gaming related posts to a very specific audience, This is spectacular for engagement. However, it also give me the ability to share on Facebook and Twitter right from the status box. Now, I haven't tried tweeting from the site yet to let you know how pics and video links translate but I will update this as soon as I have,

Pro's
-Target your gaming specific material, if you're like me and write(or record) about a lot more than just gaming, this is an excellent way to make sure your gaming posts are reaching the audience that wants to see it.
-Connecting YouTube and Twitch allows you to have content automatically added to your activity stream, making it one less account you have to log into to post the content directly.

Con's
YouTube and Twitch content I can have set to auto upload but there is not yet an option to auto upload written content. I hesitate putting this as a con because even though I produce mainly written content (Secretly and hopefully there will at least me a Twitch (and maybe YouTube) account in my future, still working out the kinks on that) it feels like the site may get over crowded with content if they auto fed written too. Although the current Internet space leaves us gaming bloggers out in the cold.

Consumer
I have also been loving this platform as a consumer. I have found new YouTuber's and streamers to watch through Player.me's "Streams" and the "Feed" page. Also it's still smallish so engagement is great, just 1 post lead to 5 favorites, 3 follows, and a conversation with someone. So if you are looking to connect with other online gamers, this is a seriously excellent platform.

Pro's
-The design and layout of the feed. I can easily find new people to follow, current people I am following, and online streamers all right on the homepage. This means I can find people to engage with immediately.
-You can share profiles of creators you like. At the bottom of the page is an option to share a public profile. Meaning you can share the content with your friends!

Con's
-I wish when I searched a game it would pull up who is currently streaming that game, or related videos. This may be something that is coming in the future but, it would be a great addition.
-There is no app....yet. According to the FAQ on the site, there is one coming, once that happens this site will be nearly perfect in my opinion!

Over all I seriously suggest that is you consume or create anything related to gaming, You start head over to player.me and set up a profile! You can use my referral link to follow me and make sure you don't miss any of my game posts!

https://player.me/?invite=daisyjane

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