There’s a lot of turnover in the blogging world. This crazy hobby (sometimes profession) is one that’s hard to keep up with. It takes a lot of time, discipline, creativity, and butt-in-chair time to make it work. I’ve been around for two years, and I’ve seen a lot of people start and fade. But I’ve also seen a lot of people start up and stick with it, and turn into pretty fantastic bloggers. As such, I’d like to spotlight a few new blogs (some aren’t really NEW, but newer to me) that I’ve been reading.
I’ve got to start with Dristanel, ’cause she’s a gal after my own shriveled little heart. Another holy paladin, raider, and roleplayer, she’s been blogging for just a few months now, and The Physician’s Log shows a lot of potential. Dris writes well, and clearly, about raiding and roleplay subjects, and her most recent post – about raid morale – is fantastic. She’s probably best known for the Blogging Secret Admirer’s project that she ran this year at Valentine’s.
Medicina is another blogger after my own heart, with a whole stable full of healers of various flavors and assortments. Her weekly link posts about each class are fantastic, and if you’re looking to be a healer, Medicina is a great place to start for resources. Also? Fantastic priest guides.
There are a few blogs that I read knowing that no matter what shows up, I will end up at least chuckling. Tam and Chas make me laugh out loud most days – a feat when most of my reading is done sitting by myself (it’s always easier to laugh along with others, you know?) While Kumquat the Shaman is probably my favorite post to date (SO EPIC), Tam’s most recent post on pugging, tank entitlement, and the votekick system is a good solid read.
Sedgewick is my dose of raid officer common sense. Though I’m not a guild officer, I do help herd cats for TRI, and Sedge usually has something thought provoking to say. He’s no-nonsense enough to be worth reading but not unduly harsh (in my ever so humble opinion), and worth a look if you are involved in group leading in game.
And now for the left field contender, Mana Obscura is a blog about spellcasters, and a very new recommendation for me (thanks Aoirselvar). But even though he’s extremely new (only a few weeks old!), Gazimoff has been playing since vanilla wow (yay, another old fart like me!), and his posts are excellent. I really hope he sticks with blogging, since I enjoy reading his posts, even if I don’t often actually play spellcasters. AND he’s not opposed to a little RP on the side, so how can I object?
Alright – that’s five. I could’ve easily probably listed another five – but that’s a good post for another week.
If there are great bloggers you think I should be reading, please leave them in the comments – and feel free to plug your own blog! I could use some creative new voices in my feed reader, and you never know, I might just publicly embarrass you in a link love post someday too!