Monday, November 15, 2010

My Plans for this Blog

I have been thinking about this for a while now, as to what I want this blog to be. I have some definite ideas but if i never put them down then you will not have a clear idea of what I am looking for from this blog. So here are some things that I have come up with as to the direction I want things to go.

I love doing posts that require some research. I love the process of looking up things that will help other players and putting them all into one place so that you can see them easily (such as my CC basics post). That being said, these posts require a fair amount of time to create and as I am in school right now, and am finding myself rather busy lately these are not going to appear super often. For this reason i will try and keep the blog going with "filler" posts; posts you may or may not care about but are there to give you something to read if you like but also keep the blog going.

I will try to keep coming up with ideas for bigger posts that you would like to see but if you have a topic that you want me to cover then by all means leave me a comment or send me an e-mail and I will look into into it.

I love doing guides. They are lots of fun to do research on and if they are good they can be very helpful. I like writing about tanking and dpsing and if you really wanted me to I could probably muddle my way through a healing guide. I have linked my YouTube channel in a previous post and I am all set up to start doing video guides on dungeons and raids and anything else I feel like when the expansion launches. I have been told that I have a voice that is wonderful to listen to so, yes, I will narrate them if I feel inclined. I will make a link to every video in a blog post as well as throw it in the side bar (coming soon). 

My "filler" posts will simply be anything that i feel like writing about. They may be about my last raid, a recent achievement, something from my real life or simply something dumb that i thought up 

I really want to get to a point where I can get reader submissions for things that they want to see in a post or video so that I don't have to come up with all the ideas.

Page Views and Comments
I would just like to get this out of the way first. I don't care about page views. Yes, i will admit that i was fishing for a link from BBB so that i could get some page views because 140 in 5 months is not very promising, but now that I have what i consider a solid amount of views per day (and that isn't that many) I can focus on delivering what people actually want. I would rather have 20 comments a day than 2000 views an hour with no-one commenting. Page views are for bragging, comments are useful.

I love responding to reader comments. If your comment was simply an insult I would still respond, I would probably respond in kind, but i would respond nonetheless. Every day that i check the blog I check to see if there are any new comments of any kind. There i a function that allows me to see all the comments on the blog and if my name is not at the top of that list then I will go and respond to that comment. As it stands right now I plan on responding to every comment, or group of comments, that I get. 

I love helping people. Be it in-game or in an e-mail I will often help anyone that asks about feral tanking or dps. In my guild I come across as harsh to bad players and I often surprise my guild members when I start helping them if they ask, and being completely cordial. The thing about this is, that I am not very forgiving of people that simply do not know their class. On the other hand if you don't know your class and you actually are trying to get better or become more informed I will be very happy to help. Ignorance is not bliss, Ignorance is laziness. But if you want to know something but don't want to do the research then let me know and I will look into it for you.

Contact Me
If you want to get a hold of me there are 3 easy ways to go about doing that. If you want immediate help just head on over to Darkspear-US server, make a horde Character and see if Jey, Jeh or Kruks is on. You can also talk to anyone in Berserk guild and see if I am on an alt. If you can get a hold of me in-game, just let me know that you were reading my blog and I will be glad to help you with your character even if he is not on the same server. The best times to talk to me are probably on mon-wed at around 6:30 to 7:30 server time, I am not sure what time zone that is in the US though. 

The second way to get my attention is by leaving a comment. I check comments more often than I check e-mail so this a better way to get a hold of me, but at the same time, this is a public forum and you may or may not want your question displayed publicly, so either contact me in game or...

Send me an e-mail. I check this 2-3 times a week just in case (or at least I will now) so if the question is not time sensitive you can send me an e-mail and I will get back to you with an answer or at least a reply that i am looking into it

I am going to put all my contact info in the side bar that I am creating right after I post this. Also, don't worry about asking a dumb or simple question because other people may also want to know the answer.

I don't want this to simply be me ranting on and on about stuff you don't care about. I started this blog to do some ranting but also to improve my writing by getting some practice and as a way to help the community and fill some gaps in the feral blog sphere. If you leave me a question and I am not just about to finish a post I will try to prioritize your question above mine. Also, if you correct me on something that I make a whopper of a mistake on or you contribute to the blog with a question you will get some credit too (if you don't want your name in the blog, just let me know). 

I hope this helps you realize what I want this blog to be and where I want it to go from here so leave a comment with your comments and let me know what you want.


  1. About comments, Blogspot might be to blame for the low number of comments VS page views. You HAVE to login one way or another to post something. That might prevent people from writing what they think. In some other blogs, you can post a comment as long as you write a name and email address. I know it might lead some trolls to, well, troll! But you're also loosing insights from people who do not want to get a Google account so they can post a comment.

  2. Thanks for this. I didnt really think about that. the above is me testing the commenting system as an anonymous user.

    You now no longer have to sign in to comment, you can do it anonymously or if you have a name and a site URL (i think). I will throw a post on the front page with this info.

    thanks for the comment

  3. My pleasure!

    But if you see that you have more "trolling" comments than good ones, don't be affraid to switch it back.

  4. i can always delete them if i get annoyed