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This is directed at the bloggers although anyone is certainly
encouraged to read and respond...
Okay...so a week or so ago I posted this sappy blog about
uniting the GIO community and how the bloggers should be at the forefront of
this initiative. It's interesting because I stumbled across this forum post
asking whether Game Informer was dead or dying, which is laughable if you look
at the small details...like the fact that most of the news stories get thousands
of views; and the fact this sometimes trickles down to the bloggers. Never mind
the fact that GIO is a byproduct of the number one selling video game magazine.
Yeah...I think GIO is doing okay. But anyway...the forum did give the blogging
community credit for having all of the fun and excitement.
Well...I've doing a little poking around and snooping...brainstormed
some ideas...and wanted to run a couple of things past a few of you all and
establish some marching orders for those that are interested.
First of all...I've noticed there is a Writer's Guild group.
Welcome to the Game Informer Writer's Guild. This is the group for
users who want to get best out of their website experience. This is a great
place to learn the trick of blogging, profile editing and more.
Most of the sub categories are either localized to a
particular interest...or...uh, not quite what I'm envisioning for us. Anyway, what
might be best is to create a sub-category for the dedicated and frequent
bloggers here. A place where we can collaborate and share ideas.
So, what we need is a fancy name for a sub-category...and someone
who knows how to create it. Apparently I'm not smart enough to figure that out.
Initially, I think we were talking about calling it Blog Wars, but we're not
really having a war, so I don't think this fits. I was thinking something comic
book related, like Justice League of Bloggers; or perhaps movie related, like
Bloggers Strike Back. (I'm kidding - I'm not advocating these as actual ideas). I dunno. We need something cool and catchy. United Federation
of Bloggers. Something. I'm open to suggestions.
Okay...the next part is something I also mentioned in a blog a
while ago that seemed to get a bit of interest and that's the idea where I come
up with some blog topics and others write about them and then either I'll respond
to that or the person can give me something to blog about. I don't know...we'll
work the details out as time goes on. I have a list of ideas and a few people
in mind to tackle these projects. In
fact, one person is already working on one of these projects.
So, we need a fancy name for this series too! Something
catchy so when people see it they recognize that it's one of these special
blogs (Kind of along the lines of the Member Herding blog).
Maybe born4this can come up with a catchy graphic for this
series or the group (or both, wink wink).
Actually...I guess I'll wait and see what kind of response I muster
up. I'm hoping I can get five to ten of you who blog here regularly to sign up.
Let me know and we'll go from there.
Until then...blog on!