Jin recently gave us a proper theme that looks the same as the Gaming site itself and visitors to our site that aren't logged in even get a link to the blog in their header! But the past week has proven that its becoming too hard to keep up our 1 post/weekday with our current amount of writers. Based on feedback from both Rebecca and Jin, we're going to try 2/3 posts/week and see how that goes.
The current situation is so bad that we haven't been able to blog about the past two Questions of the Week, because they involve Minecraft and I didn't manage to convince any of our fanatic Minecraft-users to help write a post. I could have tried writing them up myself, but the blog is supposed to be for the community, by the community, not a one-man-show. So once again:
I'm actively looking for users who want to write blog posts!
The blog has two main purposes:
- Help promote Gaming.Stackexchange.com by highlighting great content such as our Question of the Week or more elaborative how-to guides and tutorials that extend on questions or answers.
- Provide a "bully pulpit to write about broader, discussion-y, possibly opinion based topics that are forbidden on Gaming. It's an important outlet for editorial content, the discussion/opinion "yin" to the "yang" of our strictly business Q&A." [Jeff paraphrased from MSU]
That means users could write about:
- New technologies, that make you giddy
- Upcoming games, you're dying to play
- Professional Gaming, like sharing your favorite e-sport match
- Discussion of topics on the site, because not everyone reads Meta
- Good games you may have missed, everyone says they love recommendations: prove it!
Basically, its like the Bridge only in a structured format. That's also why its important everyone pitches in, its not about what I like about Gaming, but what you all like about it! For those who doubt their writing skills: if you're able to write answers that get upvoted, you're equally able to write a blog post. For those who doubt they have anything interesting to say: if the stuff you say get's starred on the Bridge, it means people care about what you say. So don't be shy and show us what you've got!