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Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Friday, May 10, 2013

NBI: Retrospective

Ravanel posted today about the Newbie Blogger Initiative run last year by Syp of Bio Break fame. Given the woeful failure rate of blogs in general, Ocho's assessment of 25% NBI blogs still active a year later is a resounding success for the Initiative. I was honored to be invited by Syp to be one of the "steely-eyed veterans" giving advice, even though I am somewhat noobish about it myself. And I am happy to have served even a small role in the Initiative.
"We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty."
Congratulations to those from the NBI Class of 2012 still going strong—or even limping along. Don't forget that you can "respec" your blog, even you originally started dedicated to a single game or theme. It might revitalize your enthusiasm for the hobby. This space started out as a WoW and STO blog, but has evolved as my interests have. To those who have shuttered your blogs, I am sorry you're no longer with us, and I hope you have found or returned to another hobby that you enjoy immensely. :) I still keep a running list of recent posts by NBI bloggers to the right.

Anyway, here are what others (both Veterans and Newbies) are saying about the NBI a year later, shamelessly stolen, like the Badge, from Ravanel:


  1. Veteran style badge, epic! :D

    And that is good advice. "Write about what you're into", and if that changes, then your blog changes too. I can see that in your blog's history, and I can see it in mine as well (I started out playing LotRO as my main game and ended up with SWTOR being that - although I still play both). Writing about topics that you care about is really what keeps you going.

    1. Thanks, I hope you don't mind my little modification. And yes, if I had stuck to writing about STO or WoW, I'd have stopped a long time ago.

  2. You are an anchor in a sea of MMOs. Thanks Rowan. :)

  3. Hiya Rowan :) - I love your tagcloud! Thank you very much for the mention (I updated my blog to include your post) and nice to meet you


    1. Thank you. It was drawn by LilPeanut. :)

      Nice to meet you. I love your blog.