I have been introduced to so many exciting, fun, and new words since I started blogging. Blogosphere. Blognation. Bloggery. Blogkind. On and on. You could probably put the word ‘blog’ in front of any noun, verb, or adjective and create a fun new word. I could see how it would get a little redundant.
I noticed this as I expanded my blogbrary and started reaching out to be more participatory in blogs. I quickly learned the more you put out (reading, commenting) the more you received in return on your own blog. Not that I’m a blogwhore or anything, but a lot of the fun part of blogging is when people read – and make their own comments – on your thoughts. The rest of the fun part is just writing in general.
The not-so-startling trend I notice, after only a few months of blogging, is that already when I read other blogs I am thinking “I wrote about that 2 weeks ago”. Of course my own posts are probably met with a lot of the same with the longer travelled, more established blogs. This brings me to a few thoughts on blogging – and gaming in general. After the break.
On some of the hotter button topics, such as subscription models and grind models, the blogworld seems to be of the same viewpoint. Both need to change for a WoW successor to dethrone the master of the grind. Does this mean out of the 11 million people who play WoW, or the 5.9 billion who don’t, that they are happy and fine with the subscription model? Is there any sort of movement for change (how long has it been discussed?) or only a certain circle thinks that way which obviously has no impact? Do developers read blogs – and if they are, are they listening? Is it loud enough over the bean counter chatter?
As for blogs having the trend of similar posts, is there a blogcentralized database where blogs can link their posts based on developer and issue – so blogfolk can reference before they write, or find the topic they want to read about? A card catalog, if you wish, of what blogs have posted which viewpoints about various issues. Anyone want to put that together if it doesn’t exist?
The important questions that come to mind when stuck in a hotel room 10 hours from home.