Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bliggity bliggity blog bluh blaow!

Ladies & others, I have been at this Blog thing for a very short time, barely almost two years at this time. In this time I have done some research into what a Blog is, what it's purpose is and how it can be successful spiritually as well as maybe financially.
I've found it very rewarding and slowly but surely my readership has grown. Many of my friends will bring up what I've written in conversation, and as I intended with the Meme-Orables, I have a place on the Intarwebs I can go and quickly grab whatever I want to show someone.

But, what do I look for in a blog?
Below are a few of the blogs I currently read and why.

This site is a powerhouse. Updating multiple times a day, all work week long, there is never a want of content on this sight. With regular lists and a weekly, terror article(FFF) I've even seen memes born from this site. Although I don't read every single post, I get a lot of my nerd news from this site that I otherwise would have never sought out.

The blog site for a very fun, very well drawn, comic. They update semi-regularly, at LEAST once every two months with how far along they are in their process, what cons they will be at, the Con reports, and any other events they might be involved with.

It's a site run by a couple people who speak several asian languages. They receive all sorts of crazy media with different asian calligraphy and then decode them for what the meanings ACTUALLY are. Brilliant.

These two blogs are run by the same author, Krizzlybear, "Frost" is a Wow centered, specifically, Frost mage-centric, and he updates semi-regularly whenever he has a strats or something goofy to put up. As well as Steampanku, which is his blog for his love of Asia-centric Steampunk. I have personally found it fairly informative as far as what Steampunk literature entails as well as exploring facets of a far east flavor to the genre. It hasn't been updated recently, but his past posts are still a source point for much of my own research.

Chicks play WoW too, they are very vocal, and they may not like being called chicks, now that I think about it. A couple fire/arcane Magesses, they constantly discuss and explore many topics pertaining to the fem-WoW community, everything from why "rape" is not an acceptable verb outside describing a terrible sex act, to how the new patch changes will effect vanity pets and how "pretty" an avatar is. (Don't even begin to delude yourself, most guys are VERY concerned with how their toons look, I'm looking at you, fire festival ensemble, guy.) Haven't updated in a while, well thought out posts.

My Guildie! A stalwart druid, great raider, better friend, she has been playing WoW for a long while, and been blogging about it for slightly less time but is still entertaining to read. Semi-regular updates from simple screenshots, to strats, to personal reflections on the drama and social aspect of Azzeroth.

My lovely and talented Fiancé's blogs, one is the adventures of T1nk, the Con Fairy, dispensing hygiene products and sarcasm in equal measure on the con floor. She's been quiet due to con season being over, but should be picking back up come next spring. "Stage" is her theatre blog as she has restarted her passion for stage, updates constantly with casting calls and various events throughout the South Bay, as well as reflections and experiences of her own.

Mr. "Steve" Wes O'Leary's Blog which features three of his passions, food, table top gaming & weaponry. He hasn't updated in a while, and I'm still waiting for a guest spot from him detailing a Pathfinder game he ran at S.G.I.S.Con IV, but it's all good. The stuff he has up there right now is still worth a read.

Playing D&D With Porn Stars
This is one of the most entertaining and resource rich gaming blogs I read. With a video tie in to The Escapist's I Hit It With My Axe, Zak is constantly throwing out ideas, concepts, commentary, and tables, oh boy, does he love him some tables. As well as, yes, his gaming group (as well as himself) are comprised of people in the adult entertainment industry, and they are all cool. Update: "I Hit It . . ." was dropped from the escapist but they are still gaming maniacs, we just have to hear about it through Zak now.

The Art of Manliness
My Man-Buddy/Lost Boy Homie Gilliam introduced me to this Blog a few years back and I have been a devoted follower ever since. Constantly updating about many manly topics not only does it ask the question "what is it to be a man?" It looks at the many concepts of "man" and how to be a gentle man as well as a manly man, great articles, many great guest posts.

Gnome Stew
AND yet another Gaming Blog I follow, mostly focused on the Game Master aspect of gaming, has won several awards for gaming resource as well as blog quality. I love the Gnome community, always striving to better and enrich the gaming universe.

A fantastically Nerdy Blog. Mr. Gnards is a blogger for you if you enjoy my sense of humor but wished for more graphs and more 80's retro references. His fixation with werewolves & rufio keep his nerd cred strong, and his sense of awareness of the Geek culture are constantly being displayed over at "Gnards."

There are a few more, but this is a big dent.

The ones that update all day everyday inspire me, the ones that only update weekly, inspire me, and those that update, maybe, every . . month(s) . . ish? inspire me! They give me a clear guide of what a readership will tolerate as far as update schedules and content length. And which blogs, regardless, I will return to again and again because of content of the blog.
I would like to thank, all bloggers I've come across for being the inspiration and examples, for better and worse, that help keep me spewing my mind across this intarweb.

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