Amongst the many benefits that the Newbie Blogger Initiative is already having on the blogosphere (did I mention what a great idea this is?, I do wonder if the flood of advice posts will be one of the most lasting.
Unlike other subject blogospheres, the MMO community has tended to be a bit short on advice posts – partially, possibly, because there’s not so much real-world money at stake here. But with the NBI, some really great writers are coming out of the woodwork with great advice for their fellow bloggers:
- Scary at Scary Worlds writes a fascinating story of how he came to blog, and some unique advice on blogging from a phone – “Most of all, I do it because I love to. Over the years my phone has become the only way I can write. I write upwards of 1,000 words an hour on the sucker.”
- Stropp has a short, sweet, and vital piece of advice for any venture – just do it – “Don’t wait. Take action now. Just Do It.”
- Starshadow offers some generally useful tips for anyone writing online – “Read your posts back to yourself, make sure it flows. Ask someone to proof read for you if you’d like an opinion before you publish. “
- And Chris at High Latency Life offers some advice on just how to find your blogging voice – “For me it was an evolution, but it starts with a vision. My vision for this blog has always been to entertain. The world loves a fool, and I am that fool. “
What are your top tips for the new bloggers at the NBI?