|This episode we have a ravyn, some giggles, and several great topics for your listening pleasure.|
Welcome Josh of Dazed and Confused to the Blogging Netherhood.
Rusco is a college student living in Massachusetts. When he’s not playing WoW or writing about WoW he’s earning a degree in photography. To find out more about the man behind the blog you can listen to episode 32 of Warcraft Anonymous. (If you’re into that whole podcast thing….)
The blog follows Rusco’s thoughts about the things he encounters in WoW. From the parody featured by Phaelia “I healed AV”, to another Fo’shizzle druid supporter, to druid tanking consumables, the topics vary wildly. I find he comes back to his observations about guilds and his dissatisfaction or pleasure with the mechanics of our current guild system. If I haven’t missed my mark, there is a GM growing inside of our dear Rusco. Whatever your fancy, you’ll probably find something of interest here. I encourage you all to check it out!
So, welcome to the blog-o-sphere Rusco, may your readers be numerous and your typos be few.
Every Friday, the Twisted Nether Team has provided me (Auzara of Chick GM) with an opportunity to highlight a new blogger and welcome them to our blog-o-sphere. If you have a wonderful new blog I may have missed, please drop me a line at ChickGM at gmail dot com with a title of Welcome Wagon. I can’t promise to highlight them all but I’ll certainly try.
Many of us blog because we read other blogs, thought “I can do that!” and started blogging. Eventually, because most of us are inveterate link-clickers, we visit other blogs—even non-WoW blogs.
If you’re like me, you look at a few of these and start to wonder, “How do they do it? How do they get 50 comments per article? How do they get thousands of subscribers to their RSS feed?” Clearly, some of these other bloggers are true professionals: mainstream authors or journalists who blog. Others are just very, very good amateurs.
What I want to do today is introduce you to some resources that can help to give you, and your blog, more polish, more “professionalism,” and (we hope!) more readers. Yes, Virginia, there are people “out there” who simply want to help you become a better blogger. So why not use those people and their wisdom?
Lorelle on WordPress: Lorelle Van Fossen is one of the most prolific, most respected, and most widely-read “professional bloggers.” While her focus with respect to platforms is obviously WordPress (she uses wordpress.com hosting, you’ll notice), the focus of her blog really has more to do with blogging in general. To fully appreciate the breadth of Lorelle’s work would take much more space than I have; suffice to say, if you only read one blogging resource, you won’t go wrong if Lorelle on WordPress is that one.
Another outstanding resource is ProBlogger, written by Australian Darren Rowse. The tagline for the site is “Blog Tips to Help You Make
Money,” but don’t be put off by that. While the site certainly has plenty of information on how to use your blog as an income stream, there are also myriad articles on how to make a better blog and how to become a better blogger. Darren also publishes “breaking news” of interest to bloggers, and writes on the integration of blogging into social networking.
Finally, for WordPress users, a resource I read every day is Weblog Tools Collection. This is an invaluable resource to stay up-to-date on the latest WordPress happenings, news, tips, plug-in releases, and new WordPress themes. I appreciate that the articles are short and sweet, yet give a lot of information in an easy-to-digest form.
The great thing about all three of these resources is they are simply portals to even more destinations, through blogrolls and links, all of which are intended to make you a better blogger, and yours a better blog.
Till next time, happy blogging, and enjoy this week’s blogcast!
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Is it that time again! That’s right boys and girls, it is roundup time! We are excited to have Nightravyn from NE L4Mobs, PST! joining us as our Twisted Blog next episode. If there are any burning questions you would like to ask her, feel free to send them in! Here are a few posts you may have missed!
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