A blog about... blogging
So. Blogs. That is the topic of this blog. I know what you are thinking, "Digmbot has finally gone crazy". You would be wrong there. I was crazy before I got here.
I had also never blogged before. Never. As an example of how much I DON'T create content, the last post to my Facebook was over a year ago. My Twitter account was created in 2009. I average 0.33 Tweets per day. My Google+ account has 4 posts. Total. Getting the picture here?
When ScrewAttack rolled out all these new features and I started checking out other g1 content, I said to myself "maybe you should give that a try?". I proceeded to do just that.
In fact, my first blog was titled "What Do You Do With A Blog?" In a way, I am returning to this topic in today's blog. The very first response I got to that blog was from Woodyman. He told me to write about what I'm passionate about. That’s exactly what I did.
If you are a subscriber, you know that I love exploring Minecraft on the 360, and that I love to poke fun at how ridiculous our hobby can be sometimes. These are things I love. I can write about them with sincerity. It’s a certainty that someone reading this has things they are passionate about too. But, you may not have put that love out there for others to share. This is the point of this blog.
If you are that person, with that passion, but you aren't sharing it....why? Why not? Passion is what makes life, well... life. Sharing that passion can help you make connections, find new friends and get new perspectives on the things you are passionate about. It can help you discover other things you are passionate about. Get out there and do!
Don't be afraid because of this internet thing or technology. I choose to write because it's my strength. Other g1s make amazing art and videos. That might be their strength. You don't have to spend hours laboring and preplanning. My Minecraft blogs are never scripted. I just do stuff and write about it. And it works for that. Or you can get as complicated as you want. I'm sure the guys over at Sidetracked put in a ton of time to make the show. Don't forget, this is a community. A fabulous community! Don't be afraid to embrace it. I guarantee someone will love your work.
One last thought. Gaijin Goomba touched on this in a very well written article about subscribers. Don't try to just get subscribers to have a high number. I have 19. But I have those 19 because they like my content. That’s just fine by me. I don't want 500 subs that don't care about what I write. To my subscribers, let me just say, I appreciate the fact that you do enjoy what I write. I enjoy that you put up with my occasional bouts of insanity. And I love the fact that you interact with me, give me feedback, and even guest host my blogs when I need help. In my opinion, that’s how it should be.
The whole point of this long winded diatribe: Get out there and create. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Go forth and make ScrewAttack even more awesome. Seriously… Go.
Why are you still here?
Ok...you can stay if you want. I'm leaving.
One last thought. Gaijin Goomba touched on this in a very well written article about subscribers. Don't try to just get subscribers to have a high number. I have 19. But I have those 19 because they like my content. That’s just fine by me. I don't want 500 subs that don't care about what I write. To my subscribers, let me just say, I appreciate the fact that you do enjoy what I write. I enjoy that you put up with my occasional bouts of insanity. And I love the fact that you interact with mewedding quotes , give me feedback, and even guest host my blogs when I need help. In my opinion, that’s how it should be.
Yeah, I am one of those people with so many Ideas for blogs, videos, art, you name it, but hasn't really gone through with anything yet; partly because of indecisiveness, partly because of procrastination, and partly because of timidness. This blog has helped motivate me a bit, for I do feel that I'm squandering potential by not really sharing my passion.
Cool. Yeah, when I first made an account here I was apprehensive to start blogging, but then I did and people actually liked some of my stuff. There are simply far too many g1s here that don't make any blogs and just comment on stuff. I think if we all made content, ScrewAttack would be a better, more interesting place.
This... I like this a lot. I think it sparked a bit of the ol' creative juices in me. Thanks man :)
What he said.
I have to admit, I was stunned when I picked up my tablet, refreshed Screwattack and saw that banner there.
Congrats on the promotion. This is the perfect encouragement to blog by a promising beginner blogger!
I like blogging, it's the only creative outlet that I people on the internet actually appreciate from me...
Now...If the site would speed up and can the E3 crap, I would actually blog again
I'm just starting as well, and this is a very agreeable approach to it. Numbers don't matter if you can't get any feedback.
I'm trying! I'm trying! Work gets in the way... As for the sub part, you're right. But I think it's a pretty fun concept to celebrate you subscribers, a thing I've been trying to do. I don't want people subscribing if they don't like what I do though.
Honest and Smart, i like it. I agree with the sub part and the only timr ive asked someone for a sub was The Stickman and that was mostly for the convinience of the feed etc. I have 24 subs and thats more then enough of a fanbase for me:-)
Thanks for the comment SS7. I look forwards to more Star Wars and some cool drawings. Glad you liked the post. :-) Keep up the awesome.
Wise words my friend wise words indeed. Ironically, I don't actually play games that often.
I guess I am more like you in that I rely on my strength as a writer to expand my reputation on this site. I am good at art too. I went to a college level art school for over four years. But...I started to get the feeling that unless I know how to do photoshop I have no place as artist at least on this site anyways.
But now that I look deeper into your words I think I am now inclined to show people what I have even if I don't do photoshop as well as I can just straight up draw. It's just about doing what you are passionate about!
With that said, I am going to keep on rambling about Star Wars, and keep this site awesome! Stay screwy Digmbot!