Back on the 1st of May, I saw a message scrolling through my twitter feed by one of the WoW Twitter folks about this interesting event they were participating in called the Newbie Blogger Initiative with a link to a forum set up for it. I had tried my hand at blogging awhile back (’09) but didn’t stick with it. I though this might be a good opportunity to start up once more but as a general gaming blog instead of just a World of Warcraft blog.
World’s End Tavern was reborn. I signed up on the forums and watched as the list of newbie bloggers was growing. The advice posts were starting to flow, not only from the Sponsors but from some of the Newbies as well., including myself. The forum threads of Sponsors and Newbies were pages long and still growing so I added a list to my site to make it easier to follow everyone. I found some interesting blogs and the amount of good I picked up was immense.
By mid month, I started running into the wall again and starting to lose interest but thought, what the heck and continued on. I set myself a schedule that I hope to continue. I kept starting to write posts and then leaving them as drafts. As a new idea would come up I would write it down. I started building up a backlog of ideas that will keep me going for awhile.
I got interested in site design and opted to move to a self-hosted site with a domain I had from back when I was origionally blogging (thanks to
@vitaemachina at Safeshark Hosting). I went looking for a good design and started tweaking it. I may start learning to actually play around with the site coding itself later.
I want to thank all the people for participating in the NBI and especially @Sypster at Biobreak for setting it all up. I want to thank all the Sponsors for their excellent posts both on their blogs and in the forum in answer to questions. I want to thank all the newbie bloggers who participated, both those who continue to blog and those who dropped out after an initial spurt of interest. I have learned from everyone and hope to continue in the future.
In the future you can find me at World’s End Tavern