So it really should be no secret anymore that I've been trying my damndest to do things for the community as of late, and especially doing things to highlight the work of some really talented writers that are getting overlooked.  Honestly it's discouraging to see that a lot of these great posts that I highlight are not getting their time in the sun simply due to the fact that anyone above level 5 can come in to this section, post a 1 paragraph blog about something useless/stupid and then bump the work of everyone else down.

Unfortunately at this time there really doesn't seem to be a fix happening (as this has been an issue since day 1 and they have known about this forever).  So it got me thinking on what exactly a community member could do about such a thing.

Fortunately there is at least one thing that exists that can be used to help.

And this is hopefully the introduction for a lot of you to the GIO Writer's Guild

This has been around for a while, but is honestly never used.  Then again 90% of the groups aren't used at all.  This to me is an issue because the groups idea is a good one that if executed properly would really help the community as a whole.

Now ideally the Writer's Guild would be a group where people would apply to be in based upon their writing (though honestly as long as you write decently you'd be in) and it would showcase the blogs of every one of the members without bumping off people due to others being more active.  But since the users don't have control of the group or anything like that I'm doing a work around.

So I would like to present the GIO Writer's Guild Updater.  Now what this is going to be (hopefully) is just a way for the bloggers of GIO to get together and see who has posted what lately.  Personally I would like to see this community take over the forum and use it for all sorts of blogging related things, but for now one post is a start.

What I am asking is that I am trying to create a place where all of the GIO bloggers can go and show off their work, without worrying about when it's going to get bumped off of the first page, or if they are going to be in the next update.  It's a place that will permanently hold your blogging profile and what you have done lately (and I'll try to update it with the latest blog of each individual user as often as possible).

Now then, for this to work I will need a bit of help.  Mainly just on spreading the word, and gathering some momentum for this.  After all this is really for the entire community and as such I would like to see the entire community get involved (again another ideal).

I want to help those that put in the effort for blogging, that's why I'm doing this.  That is why I'm trying as hard as I can to help the 'little people.'  But I can't do this on my own.  So please spread the word and let's really show off how strong the GIO blogging community is.

Also if you can think of other ideas or ways to help the community please comment and let me know below.  I'd really appreciate all the help I can get.