Newbie Blogger Initiative
So, apparently I’m out of the loop. Syp over at BioBreak has spearheaded a month long community event called the Newbie Blogger Initiative. The goal of NIB is to inspire those who are on the fence about starting up their own MMO blog, by providing a medium for them to ask questions and receive advice. It’s no small effort as there are countless bloggers already registered and prepared to dispense knowledge to anyone with questions.
I remember when I first started to blog, I sort of fell into it after being part of the now deceased MMOVoices community. I remember stumbling across the site looking for MMO specific podcasts; I liked what I saw and heard, and decided to try my hand at participating in the community. Reading everyone’s work about the games they love, they wrote anything from game journals, editorials, to plain screen dumps. I just had to try my hand at writing. Mind you, I have absolutely no background in writing aside from the crud I churned in school for a decent grade.
I launched my own WordPress based blog titled, Steel Harmony. At the time I didn’t even know what I wanted to write about let alone think how bad I was at writing, I didn’t know any HTML, barely did any image editing, and no idea how much of a command I had over the English language, but damn it, I was just determined to do something if anything. My first post was about a game that just launched recently, TERA. I don’t even recall what I wrote about, but the goal was to shed some light on the game since back then it was just a pipe dream for a few dedicated fans that were able to dig up information on the game.
Lo and behold, as I posted on MMOV people commented on my post about how they never heard about the game and was interested in hearing more about it. I practically danced around like a schoolgirl because I achieved what I wanted to do and people took the time to read my piece of poop.
Every since then, I’ve tried to write at least one article a week dealing with something that is interesting to me, or something I want get off my chest. Hell sometimes I write because I think something is just plan cool and I want to spread the word. To think, all it took to write was to hear Jeremy Goodson say on the MMOV podcast to say, “Come on over to MMOV and just write something.”
If you are a fellow blogger and have time to help out, feel free to register at the site and following the NBI Sponsor instructions. If you are a reader of my blog and have questions about blogging, don’t be scared to head on over and ask away, there are plenty of people willing to help you with anything on your mind about blogging.
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