Summer is here which means everyone is joining all their favorite RPs. I’m not discouraging this but I’d like to give a few tips for those who are joining multiple RPs.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
There are so many good RPs popping up now because almost everyone is on summer break. Just because you have more time than you used to doesn’t mean you should join every RP in the tag. Keep in mind summer doesn’t mean you don’t need to eat,sleep, and shower anymore. If you’re interested in a variety of RPs, look through the follow list and check the activity for yourself. Some RPs have 3+ para replies others have 5 sentences. Be aware of those things before you join.
Stick to what interests you
Whether you are influenced my RPC/RPH or your friends, make sure you join RPs that interest you. Sometimes RPs get a lot of hype and you feel pressured to join. Don’t let that happen to you. Join RPs with a plot and character that you can connect to. There’s no point in RPing if you sit there feeling uncomfortable and disconnected with the character you chose purely because someone told you to. Side note: Don’t let the FC determine who you choose.
Keep track of your accounts
A lot of admins are making it mandatory for you to create a separate account when you join. This means you will have a lot of emails to keep track of. Write them down and the character they’re associated with for your own reference. I almost never log out of my accounts so when I do I have a mini-derp moment trying remember which email it was on.
Remember you have a real life too
I’m just as guilty as the next role player for sitting on my laptop and RPing all day. Though I can live like this for a while there are times when you need to step away from the screen and look at that bright thing called the sun once in a while.