Wrapping Up #MMONBI

The Newbie Blogger Initiative was a great success, and in addition to all the new bloggers who got started, there were also a ton of articles on a multitude of topics about blogging. Since I’m such a list compiler, I’ve decided to put together this final compilation of all the advice that was given (and hopefully received!) during our newbie blog drive. Thanks for all your contributions!

Special thanks to Syp for getting us all together, and Binkenstein and Rezznul for reviewing and tweaking my categories.


Getting Started

So You Want to Blog?

Why Blog?

Just Do It! (Stropp’s World)
Why You Should Blog (Games and Geekery)
Why Do You Want to Blog? (Nerdy Bookahs)
So You Wanna Be a Blogger? (Jaded Alt)
Why Haven’t You Started Your Blog Yet? (Nerdy Bookahs)
Sage Words from Berath’s Brain Burps (Berath’s Brain Burps)
Damn It Feels Good to be a Blogger (Grimnir’s Grudge)
Some General Guidance (Contains Moderate Peril)
How I Got Started and Some General Advice (Tiger Ears)
Advice from an Old Bull (Sheep the Diamond)
A Solid Foundation and Step Forward (GamerBC)

Identity

The FBI Version — Who Am I? (Tish Tosh Tesh)
Learning About Blogging From Perfect Strangers (Games and Geekery)
Create Your Own Voice (Wasdstomp)
What’s In a Name? (Jaded Alt)
Tell Me About Yourself (Levelcapped)
What Makes Your Blog Special? (Psychochild’s Blog)
Names: Don’t Fence Me In (Too Many Annas)
What’s In a Name (Contains Moderate Peril)
You Are Your Blog (Bullet Points)
Finding Your Voice (A High Latency Life)
Quick Tips List (T.R. Red Skies)
How I Got Started and Some General Advice (Tiger Ears)
Pssst… NBI (I Rez Therefore I Am)
Blogging Tips! (The Wild Boar Inn)
Checking In (ECTmmo.com)
The Worst Advice You’ll Ever Receive About Blogging (Bullet Points)
Why and What to Post (red cow rise)
Oestrus’ Top 4 Tips For The Newbie Blogger Initiative (The Stories of O)

Setup

Hosting

Newbie Blogger Initiative (Tales of the Aggronaut)
The Pros And Cons Of Self Hosting (Stropp’s World)
Pssst… NBI (I Rez Therefore I Am)

Advertising

Best Advertising for Your Gaming Blog (wasdstomp)
Fine Tuning Your Blog (Contains Moderate Peril)
Hey INDIES! Contact Bloggers! BLOGGERS! Contact indies! (Epic Dolls)

RSS

Make Sure to Burn Your Gaming Blog to Feedburner (Wasdstomp)
Come Into My Parlor: Blog Lists and RSS (I Have Touched the Sky)
Keeping Up With the Industry and Bloggers (MMO Compendium)

Schedule

The Newbie Blogger Iniative Starts NOW (Epic Dolls)
Tips to Start (Gamer Lady)
The Worst Advice You’ll Ever Receive About Blogging (Bullet Points)
Blogging Tips! (The Wild Boar Inn)
General Tips (World’s End Tavern)
Some General Guidance (Contains Moderate Peril)
Newbie Blogger Initiative: Read, Think, Write, Edit (Treymane’s Law)
Blog Posting (A ding world)
Why and What to Post (red cow rise)
The Top Five Tips from the Monkey (Screaming Monkeys)

Final Steps

Protect Your Blog! (tl-dr)
8 Step Checklist: Finishing Your Blog Setup (World of Matticus)
Tips to Start (Gamer Lady)

Layout

Themes, Widgets & Plugins

WordPress Plugins for Your World of Warcraft Blog (World of Matticus)
Themes and Widgets (StarShadow)
WordPress Plugins for Bloggers (Live Like a Nerd)
Tips to Start (Gamer Lady)
Pssst… NBI (I Rez Therefore I Am)
Blogging Tips! (The Wild Boar Inn)

Menus, Categories, and Tags

WordPress tips – Menus, Categories, and Tags (StarShadow)
Tags and Categories (tl-dr)
General Tips (World’s End Tavern)

Blogroll

The Google Reader Blogroll (Tales of the Aggronaut)

Mobile Blogging

Mobile Blogging (Scary Worlds)

Content

Writing

Just Do It!…or Not

Just D… Wait, what do you mean that line’s taken? (Parallel Context)
Blogging Tips & Tricks (A Green Mushroom)
Why and What to Post (red cow rise)
If You Remember Nothing Else…Write (Jaded Alt)
The Newbie Blogger Iniative Starts NOW (Epic Dolls)
Hey, Newbie! Stop Writing! (Professor Beej)

Write for #1: Yourself!

General Tips (World’s End Tavern)
A Few Words of Wisdom with LoLCats (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)
Some Blogging Advice (StarShadow)
The Worst Advice You’ll Ever Receive About Blogging (Bullet Points)
Blogging Tips & Tricks (A Green Mushroom)
A Few Words of Wisdom with LoLCats (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)
Newbie Blogger Tips (Just One More Unlock)

Write Like a Pro

Quick Tips List (T.R. Red Skies)
Some Blogging Advice (StarShadow)
8 Blogging Tips Which They Don’t Tell You (Distilled Willpower)
How I Got Started and Some General Advice (Tiger Ears)
A Few Words of Wisdom with LoLCats (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)
General Tips (World’s End Tavern)
Newbie Blogger Initiative: Read, Think, Write, Edit (Treymane’s Law)
Blogging Tips & Tricks (A Green Mushroom)
Writing for the Web (A Casual Stroll to Mordor)
Why and What to Post (red cow rise)
What Should You Write and How Should You Write It (Welcome to Spinksville)
Objectivity, Relating and Heart (T.R. Red Skies)
Blog Posting (A ding world)
The Top Five Tips from the Monkey (Screaming Monkeys)
Newbie Blogger Tips (Just One More Unlock)

Language

3 Little Things (MMO Gamer Chick)
Mind Your Language (Contains Moderate Peril)

Writers Block

Writers Block (Epic Slant)

Blogging Challenges

The Story Behind the Post (Life is a Mind Bending Puzzle)

NBI Challenge (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)

Mistakes

Be Open Minded (…Unlike Me) (Tales of the Aggronaut)

Screenshots

Screenshots Make Your Blog Look Interesting (Lotro Fashion)
Screenshots (StarShadow)
Picture Manipulation Tools & Copyright (Welcome to Spinksville!)
Managing Screenshots (roll one hundred)
General Tips (World’s End Tavern)
Tips to Start (Gamer Lady)
3 Little Things (MMO Gamer Chick)

Podcasting

Learn How to Podcast (A Casual Stroll to Mordor)
Weekly Highlight (Contains Moderate Peril Podcast)

Community

Building an Audience

So You Wanna Be a Superstar (Stropp’s World)
How Not to Build an Audience (Dragonchasers)
Blog Setup and Community Building (red cow rise)
I Refuse to Call It A Blogosphere (Bullet Points)
The Blog Rings (Rikna’s Rants)
By This (Key)board I Rule (Rikna’s Rants)
On Cruest and Goss Posts (Rikna’s Rants)
Personal Repository (I Rez Therefore I Am)
Making Connections (World of Matticus)

Connecting with Readers & Bloggers

The Newbie Blogger Iniative Starts NOW (Epic Dolls)
Quick Tips List (T.R. Red Skies)
Some Blogging Advice (StarShadow)
8 Blogging Tips Which They Don’t Tell You (Distilled Willpower)
How I Got Started and Some General Advice (Tiger Ears)
Pssst… NBI (I Rez Therefore I Am)
Advice from an Old Bull (Sheep the Diamond)
A Few Words of Wisdom with LoLCats (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)
How I Got Started and Some General Advice (Tiger Ears)

Numbers

How to get lots and lots of hits on your blog (Berath’s Brain Burps)
Stats (Contains Moderate Peril)
A Few Words of Wisdom with LoLCats (Tastes Like Battle Chicken)
Oestrus’ Top 4 Tips For The Newbie Blogger Initiative (The Stories of O)

Comments

Avoid Barriers to Commenting on Blogger (I Have Touched the Sky)
When Criticism Strikes (Bio Break)
You Need a Thick Skin (A High Latency Life)
Checking In (ECTmmo.com)
Tips to Start (Gamer Lady)
Quick Tips List (T.R. Red Skies)
Some General Guidance (Contains Moderate Peril)
8 Blogging Tips Which They Don’t Tell You (Distilled Willpower)
Advice from an Old Bull (Sheep the Diamond)
3 Little Things (MMO Gamer Chick)

10 thoughts on “Wrapping Up #MMONBI

  1. Reblogged this on I Rez Therefore I Am and commented:
    TEXAS, 31 May – Anne of Jaded Alt has taken this awesome month of Newbie Blogger Initiative posts and published a ginormous master index of posts and topics everyone’s contributed on MMO blogging. A fantastic resource! :)

  2. Phew! Amazing list! You should have that on your sidebar somewhere Windsoar. How embarrassing, I was hoping my amusing blogroll thing would be in there :P But maybe it was more silly than properly helpful :)

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  4. Reblogged this on Girltronica and commented:
    I finally spotted #MMONBI (Newbie Blogger Initiative) after the event ended. It might have helped me get through last month. But Windsoar put together a list of all the advice that was given out over the month, and it deserves to be shared.

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