The NBI for 2016 has officially begin and thanks to everyone that has written their introductory posts for the event. I saw way more than I was expecting with the notice being so short but, this is just the beginning. There have already been a couple of great informative posts written by our veteran bloggers and I expect a lot more to come of course
Some of the current posts.
Where to Blog – by Thinking Play
General Guidance – by Contains Moderate Peril
Beginning a Blog – by Hobbits Journey
Gaming on a Budget – by Me vs Myself and I
We also have two new bloggers that have entered the mix.
Looking forward to a lot more..
And that brings me to the bulk of the Newbie Blogger Initiative news. THe NBI has official begun for 2016, One month late but still here once more. As usual we will try running a number of different events over the month that get the community engaged and blogging and also several writing prompts. These, of course, are not mandatory. We encourage people to join in as it helps provide writing prompts and also cross referencing around the community but of course you are free to blog however you please.
Writing Prompt – Week 1
This week the Writing Prompt is all about Your personal connection to gaming. The basic why I game prompt that can be included in a number of ways: why you game, gaming memories that shaped you, or just how being involved with gaming has changed you. I’ve seen quite a few of these kinds of posts lately, as well as over time and they are a great post to read and also a far more personal way for people to learn about the blogger and the blog they are going to read.
Event – Week 1
And the Event for this week is an interest we all, as bloggers, seem to share – Taking Screenshots. Each week we will try making up a new theme to try and capture and showcase. This week I was thinking “the new”. A moment in game you experienced something unexpected, learnt something new, or just a visual element or object you had never seen before.
This is but the first week and I am after suggestions and ideas about how to continue this on. Writing prompts, events to organise and join in on, or just more ways to facilitate the growth of the NBI and our newbie bloggers. Visit the Forums or the discord to offer your ideas and support.
I’ll also see if I can get a few gaming events organised to engage the community as well. It’s nice to be involved in the activity we blog about, building new relationships and contacts.
And lastly a big thanks to those getting involved!!