Now here’s one of the things that makes the gaming blogging community a great place to be in: the Newbie Blogger Initiative has begun today. The NBI is a way for the game blogging community to connect, it is a great way and opportunity to start your own blog and it is there so veterans can help new bloggers by either offering advice, promoting new blogs or being a mentor on a one-on-one basis. I’ll give you a quote from the official website.
The purpose of NBI is pretty basic. We’re here to:
- Promote aspiring game bloggers.
- Establish a friendly support network to nurture those bloggers.
- Create an on-going community for bloggers that’s available 24/7/365
The game blogging community plays a pretty huge role in the proliferation of games. We write about the games that inspire and thrill us all while giving fellow gamers a place to go to talk about those games, build guilds and generally create communities. Those bloggers benefit from a support network such as the NBI and that’s why it’s so important to grow our presence year after year. The NBI helps make the internet a less lonely place for upstarts.
Last year i wanted to join in the action as a newbie- after all, i had lost touch with this blog, but i missed the window for private reasons. This year, i’d like to do something, so i’m going to register over there and see what i can do.
You know what’s great?
New blogs are great! Reading what new bloggers write, welcoming them in this awesome community (i’ve been on the receiving end until now; these are great people!), and having even more nice people who love gaming, maybe the MMO genre, read, write and discuss about opinions around. So if you’re thinking about starting a new blog or breathing new life into your older, inactive blog, now’s the time- head on over and join the NBI, register on the forum, read advice, participate in this months’ events and have fun!
If you’re a veteran, you can go there as well and help out.
As a side note: i just signed up as a supporter. Not sure if i really fit into that category, but it felt more correct than doing so as a newbie. But i’m still a newbie in this thing, so if some other supporter reads this, i’d appreciate hints as to how to best support the initiative.