Today officially kicks off the Newbie Blogger Initiative, which is the brainchild of Justin Olivetti, who I have the privilege of calling my co-worker over at Massively. I love reading Justin’s work because he tends to focus on two aspects of MMOs that are near and dear to my heart: the history, and the people. His regular column, The Game Archaeologist, is always a trip down memory lane for me, and I often find myself walking away knowing more about a game that I swear I knew like the back of my hand. With his latest endeavor, the Newbie Blogger Initiative, he’s attempting to open the lines of communication and encourage more gamers to roll up their sleeves and write about what they love.
I’m very excited to be a part of the project, not only because it will bring in some new and talented writers to the blogging scene, but also because it reconnects me with the old blog pack that I haven’t really stayed in touch with for a while. I still prowl the blogsosphere, but it’s been mainly on the lurker level, and I’m hoping that this new initiative will help me get back to my roots.
If you’re one of the four people that read my blog and you want to take part in the Newbie Blogger Initiative, all you need to do is head to the forums that Justin has added and register to join. After that, it’s just a matter of setting up your blog (and if you need advice that’s a great topic to throw at the veteran bloggers!), and then type away! There are dozens of longtime bloggers that have signed up as sponsors, and are more than willing to help with any questions you might have, so this is a great opportunity for anyone that’s considered taking the plunge into blogging.
The Newbie Blogger Initiative will continue through the month of May, but the sooner you join up, the more you’ll get out of it (and it’s like, free and stuff). Happy blogging!