2021 New Year Roundup and 2022 Update!

New year 2021 New Year Roundup and 2022 Update

Happy New Year!

2021 was not a productive year on the blog, after so many years of writing, I needed a break to be honest. I also decided that 2021 was the year to get my mental health sorted a little bit, so made a few changed here and there.

However, it’s 2022 now and I want to get a fresh start on this blogging stuff again. So, expect a bit more activity (don’t expect 1 a week though!)

I’d love to hear what you would like to see more of moving forward though, let me know in the comments or on Twitter (DaveRage)
As is traditional, below you will find my roundup of the year’s blogs. Hope you enjoy and I’ll see you all very soon 🙂 Read More ...

2018 Year in Summary

2018 header 2018 Year in Summary

Wow, another year down and what an interesting year it has been for me! A new book, new ideas and new music! Here is my yearly summary of blogs. I noticed that this year I have been a little less prolific compared to other years, but that is probably a good thing! See you all next year for more gamification and music!

1) The Man in the Hat: Anxiety, Public Speaking and Dave Rage

Posted on December 11, 2018 I’ve not been shy about talking about my issues with anxiety and depression over the years. They are a part of my life and something that I am not ashamed of these days. However, not being ashamed of them does not make them go away! Anxiety is the biggest problem on a daily basis. A… More… Read More ...

2017 Yearly Roundup

Posts 2017 2017 Yearly Roundup

It’s that time of year again, where I list out all the posts of the year! It has been an odd year for me, with a couple of major job changes for me and other events! However, I have tried to keep up my blogging and have had a few popular ones this year 😉

Next year I am looking to get a new / updated book published (depends on who publishes it!) and who knows, I may even start looking at the PhD everyone seems to want me to do!

Have a great Christmas, if that is your thing, and I will see you all in 2018!! Read More ...

2016 Roundup

2016 2016 Roundup

It’s that time of year again! The end of year round up. Quite a lot of blogs this year, though a little slower at the end 😉

It has been a mixed year for me. It was my first full year of working in gamification, for better or worse! I’m very happy where I am though so all good. I’ve spoken about everything from the future to how I shave since the start of the year.

A massive highlight was getting the Contribution to the Industry award at Gamification World Congress, which was a huge honour! Read More ...

Posts of 2015 – Gamification and much more!

2015 Posts of 2015 8211 Gamification and much more

So, as is tradition, here is a round up of 2015. What a year!!! Research papers, Gamification World Congress, a new book, poetry and loads of exciting projects have made this a most excellent year. Between you and me, next year will be even better!

As with every year, the User Types Hexad has been really popular, but this year my most popular content by far has been the 47 Gamification elements, mechanics and ideas – an old post I pinned! Shows the power of the homepage 🙂 Other big hits this year have been my reaction to Gartner forgetting about gamification (The Hype is Over – Gamification is Here to Stay) and my essay on the 4 essential neurotransmitters in gamification! Read More ...