Welcome to one of many regular installments from self acclaimed blogging “guru” Matticus. Learning about blogging techniques is one thing. Actually going through with them and carrying them out is another and that’s where I hope to help!
WoW blogging used to be rare. There were a lot of WoW players but there weren’t a lot of WoW writers. Over the past year, I’ve watched writers come and grow. I’ve observed their blogging evolve. I had the privilege of collaborating and corresponding with some of them. I was saddened when several of them decided to retire and throw in the towel. I rejoiced when they came back and resumed their work like nothing has happened.
And yet, in the months leading up to this new expansion, bloggers like myself have grown weary. There was a lack of material to write on. I had to get extremely creative to combat bloggers block.
Those of you that had the opportunity to participate in the beta are already aware of the thrill and danger that Northrend brings. Your audience, whether it’s in the tens or the thousands, will be looking towards you to help them and to guide them through these times of wonder and uncertainty.
Your classes will be evolving.
Your professions will be expanding.
Dungeons are waiting for you to enter them.
New weapons are waiting for you to use them.
The collective power of WoW bloggers, whether they realize it or not, is awe inspiring. It doesn’t matter what kind of a blogger you are. Creative, analytical, roleplaying, casual, hardcore, raiding, PvP and non-PvP bloggers will have a wealth of content to write about for months and years to come.
We will continue to pour our souls for fellow gamers to see. We will continue to educate and illuminate players that want more and crave more in the same way as we’ve always had: Word by word; Blog post by blog post; Cramped hand by cramped hand.
This upcoming Thursday, I want to encourage all bloggers to write one post. Don’t tell me that you won’t have time because I know you will have time. No matter how fast your computer is, you cannot install Wrath of the Lich King that fast. Use the installation time as a limit and let your readers know. Remind them who you are. Remind them what you’re about. Remind them what they can expect from you as a blogger, a player, and as a person.
Are you ready for change?