Casual Stroll to Mordor (CSTM) is joining the Newbie Blogger Initiative (NBI) for the month of May! This is a program set up to inspire players to create an MMO blog of their own.
The whole purpose of the NBI is to make the process as easy for you as possible and to give you a ton of support and initial traffic. Getting readers is always hard at first, we know and we want to help!
There are over 70 established bloggers supporting this event with the goal of helping you get up and running! These blogs will be posting up helpful advice articles throughout the month. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about blogging to people who’ve been there and can help you avoid some of the slip ups they made early on.
When Merric and I started CSTM, we pretty much didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We are nearing our 3rd anniversary of CSTM so hopefully we’ve learned at least something that can assist you in starting a blog of your own. We are happy to lend our support to this event and to give any assistance we can to those interested in blogging about video games.
To participate in the Newbie Blogger Initiative, simply follow these steps!
- Register on the NBI forums. This forum is where you can ask your questions or get a list of articles that have been submitted by the sponsor blogs.
- Create your blog! You can do this wherever you like, although many bloggers prefer WordPress or Blogger (both offer free blog hosting and tools). We’d like it if your blog was related to MMOs somehow. It can be specific to just one game or the genre as a whole.
- Once you get a post or two published, go to the “Newbie Blogger check-in” forum and sign in so that we can all be aware of you!
For more information: http://nbihq.freeforums.org/index.php
And spread the word!