Something I’ve been seriously thinking about this week is the MMO Games recent call for new writers. I would be lying if I said I had never considered wanting a writing gig within the larger mmo news sites, I think most of us bloggers have aspired to that throughout our long blogging times. In varying degrees of course from those completely serious about pro, to those of us just wistfully wondering from our cosy little blogging warrens. It’s a constant thought for me that comes and goes but is always tempered by several prominent thoughts.
The biggest thought is that I might actually good enough for such a role. I understand the many issues of how I write, and also how I am perceived. I don’t make much effort to actually check and edit my work after writing and the amount of errors do show. I see them, acknowledge they are there but it isn’t something I really care about considering this is just a hobby blog. I am also not as… verbose as many of my blogging brethren and often times I feel like my sentence structure doesn’t flow as well. I certainly have the passion and emotion show in my writing but often times that really isn’t appropriate for professional writing and blogs.
Mostly looking and reading the blogs that are around, and also those articles that appear on these larger sites I feel like my own writing is far less in terms of quality. The detail isn’t there, I miss areas of interest and am often rather blind to the mechanics and parts of the game I’m not interested. They also seem like they are far more organised; the structure of the paragraphs and points and how the whole post often flows form one point to the next is effortless compared to my own job – that of the backyard blogger, sutchering in bold strikes with broken tools.
I am also quite uneducated as a writer, not just in terms of grammar but also the elements of structure news posts and various other elements are supposed to contain. I have never really written something like that in a more objective sense. I certainly talk about the news, and opinions and thoughts as well as analyse but that’s not exactly what they ask for – and not what the readers seem to want unless they are perusing reddit. It is, very much a different style of writing with it’s own rules and guidelines that I am mostly unaware of.
I also wonder if I have the time for it. I am a rather lax blogger in terms of post timing: mainly blogging when I have the interest and while that has had a certain rhythm over the years with a fair number of posts each week and month – it isn’t the same as say, sticking to a schedule and deadlines. Those things are just a little scary to a person like me and something I wonder if I can actually succeed at over a certain length of time. Which is also a reason for trying daily posts throughout Blaugust. Do I even have the amount of time in my daily life to spend writing posts for a separate site as well. it would probably take more time to write those posts than these as well, and for a small amount that would make absolutely no difference in my life.
Lastly I truly wonder whether I actually that the interest and intention any more to actually support regular mmo posts. I barely play mmo’s anymore and there are no current mmo’s that would be able to completely entertain any kind of long term interest. i am playing TSW rather casual and have some plans to maybe play others again. i am also watching Albion Online rather closely although my recent PAy to Win worries also extend towards it. There is Crowfall and Camelot Unchained but they are only interests glimpsed upon the Horizon. Nothing to be serious about just yet. I am no longer interested in the regular theme park releases we see each year. THey are boring, trite, and forgettable affairs that just aren’t worth my time or attention. NOt exactly mmo reporter material because of that though.
But I do wonder what if….