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?
- Published on WoW Insider through the SEED program.
- Co-Hosted Episode 32 of the Hunting Party Podcast.
- Was a guest on Twisted Nether Blogcast (recorded just this last weekend, actually)
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!