Okay, maybe not a rukus, but there’s been a lot of talk about what community entails and what we are doing to have such a community. I’m a big fan of communities, as long as they don’t go the way of consensus-building clusterfucks. To that end, I’ve been putting a lot of work into providing resources to other bloggers in the RPG Blogosphere. But (this post notwithstanding), I don’t like doing so on my blog proper. My blog is for readers, not for bloggers (although bloggers make up a chunk of the readership, obviously).
So where am I putting in this effort? Mostly over on the RPGBA forums these days. I’ve launched a few threads about blogging, attracting readers (not “followers”, but actual readers), and lately about cross-promotion. I’m all about the cross-promotion. For the simplest in cross-promotion, check out most of my maps on this blog – I encourage other bloggers to take my maps and do something awesome with them. In effect they are promoting my blog with their awesome, and I help them out by pimping their awesome over here.
Here’s a few threads where I try to share the goods with the RPG Blogging Community over on the RPGBA forum. The goal here is to exchange ideas, knowledge and skills to help each other out. That’s what a community is for, right? So please, jump into any of these threads with your own experiences and insights!
- Hey, hey, hey! It’s Dyson Logos – which started as an introduction, and swiftly turned into a discussion of posting styles, traffic analysis of our blogs, posting frequency, being a blogging rockstar, and my own hit chart which was throwing the horns of Mammon at the time.
- Traffic Drivers – Retrospective & Discussion – where we discuss what works and what doesn’t in the effort to drive traffic to our blogs.
- Mapping Offer to the RPGBA – where I offer to redo one of your maps in my style – all in the name of cross-promotion.
- Blogging Buddies / Build Your Own Maven - where I try to take the maven idea from concept to practice through the use of “Blogging Buddies”.