Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Morynne —  November 29, 2010 — 16 Comments

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year already!  I’ve learned quite a bit, and met a TON of really awesome people through the Blog Azeroth blogging community.  To everyone in that community, and my readers, thank you for making this first year amazing.

What have I learned in the last year?

  • You can spend hours and days on a post and get no responses, where those posts you bang out in 10-15 minutes get the biggest response.
  • Blogging is a thankless job overall, but when you do get a genuine response in comments or email, it really makes it worth it.
  • Covering just hunter stuff gets really boring really fast, so if you try to do a very class-specific blog, don’t be afraid to branch out a bit.  Breaks up some of the monotony, but never lose sight of your original focus.
  • Don’t be afraid to cover thought provoking topics.  Some of the best discussion has been had on controversial topics. (Like BM raiding, Real IDs on the forums, etc.)

If you’re just getting started blogging, here are some tips I have for you:

  • Be Yourself.
  • Promote your blog on twitter.  It really makes a big difference in readership.
  • Find your voice.  The more you write, the easier it will get.
  • Drafts are a good way to remind yourself what articles you’ve thought of.  I tend to have 4-5 always sitting there.
  • Get involved in the blogging community! It really helped me figure out how I wanted to develop my blog.

What have I accomplished this year?

I really am looking forward to sharing Cataclysm through my perspective in the next year.  Again, I thank you all for your support in the last year!

Morynne

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Morynne is an avid hunter, and prefers Marksmanship. She has co-hosted the Hunting Party Podcast, and appeared on the Twisted Nether Blogcast. For more information, click here.

16 responses to Happy Blogiversary to Me!

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on the milestone! Here is to many more years to come.

  2. It is a good year to be a Marksman. Tip #4 is right on the spot.

  3. Congratulations on a year of blogging!

    I totally agree with you about how those posts you spent forever working on seem to pass by with hardly a whisper — especially when you think you had really interesting or shocking things to say. Then on those days that you're stuck and you just whip out something in 10 minutes to fill space, those of course are the super popular ones.

    However, I also totally disagree with you that covering just hunter stuff gets boring. Shame on you! There is nothing more thrilling in the entire world, other than, possibly, being a member of the Mythbusters cast.

    We need to get you back on a Hunting Party episode – one where I'm actually there (damn you Euripides!)

    • Ha! Hunter stuff is always awesome, but there's nothing wrong with mixing it up a bit — like I said, just don't lose track of your original focus.

      And I agree! I had a great time with Rip last time. :)

  4. Happy Blogiversary !
    And thanks for all the information over the past year,
    its been awesome :)

  5. Happy Blogaversary from the team at PVE Rogues :D

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