The blogs I read are all up in arms about some strange initiative to revive game blogging. I am skeptic, because the big problem isn’t lack of good blogs, but lack of readers. Most people moved to social media for larger reach and faster access of many 20 seconds content pieces.
But hey, it doesn’t hurt to try, so let me give a good advice from the position of someone who has over 3000 posts behind him. The best I can give is: don’t be afraid that the readers will not approve. Actually, seek it! It’s easy to post something everyone likes:
See, it took like 30 seconds and I guarantee no one will be mad at me for it. But it would cost 30 seconds to anyone else and there are awful lot of anyone elses out there. Why would someone follow your blog if you write the same damn boring shit?! I swear I stop reading blogs if one more guy feels the need to blog and post screenshots about the same damn Darkshore questline that everyone and his mother are doing.
Post something that no one does, and there are two ways to do it:
- Figure out something that no one knows or imagines. Like raiding in blue gear. But that needs you to be a unique genius and you’re probably not.
- Say what many people think but don’t dare to say loud because they don’t want to rock the boat
I made my name by calling the bad players morons and slackers and suggested my readers to cut this dead weight off themselves and stop boosting them. Nobody liked me. Nobody wanted me in his circles. I wasn’t syndicated on the big wow sites. Those sites are gone now and I’m still here. Why? Because what I wrote was true and I was the only one saying it.
Don’t go with the flock! The way of the lone wolf isn’t that easy, but it’s something worth telling. No one wants to read the blog of a sheep, grazing all day. They want to hear about that wolf howling all alone in the woods.
Unrelated PS: I hate how social justice warriors are ruining existing games and films with their bizarre agenda, like the Star Wars sequels or the Ghostbusters abomination. I swear their next move will be replacing hotties in lead roles for grannies in the name of “ageism”…
… all hail Anita; it was Her turn to be president and I identify as a demisexual vegan transhispanic Muslim. (source)