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9-16-2011 @ 12:52PM
I've started (and stopped) a couple blogs over the years. One was largely an online journal of sorts, just my own random musings about the game and system and pretty much just meant for my own use or the viewing of friends.For a few months, I had a shaman blog that I maintained. The sad thing was, while I really enjoyed it and tried to write it as a public/community blog - I thought nobody was reading it so I stopped updating it as a waste of time. Turns out in an embarrassing moment of noobness, I had it set to require comment moderation for unregistered users - so I just recently found out that apparently quite a lot of people were reading and giving really great, positive feedback! But since I didn't find those until well over a year after I stopped writing, well...guess I missed my spot in the limelight.Recently, I dusted off an older effort I had - Guild Leading 101 (gl101.wordpress.com) because I'm getting ready to retire from my WoW guild and so I'm both working on trying to train up and cover everything I learned in the last 5 years of leading for my successor, but also to very closely examine the last 5 years of leadership for myself, so that I can think about what went well and what I want to do differently for our upcoming TOR effort. I honestly don't know if it would be "readable" by a larger community, I tend to be verbose. But I think a lot of what I've learned and experienced is useful in any MMO, be it TOR, WoW, RIFT, or whatever. Leadership is leadership, no matter where you go. I guess my aspiration had always been to have a blog oriented along the lines of Scott Andrews' Officer Quarters, though I also find it can sometimes be hard to write guild or leadership advice if you're not getting questions. So maybe my long-term goal is to have a leadership blog with people who write comments or email in with questions, in addition to just my own thoughts or advice from 5 years of running a guild in WoW (and probably another 10 years serving as an officer or admin on MUDs before that.)Anyway if any aspiring or former guild leaders/officers want to provide constructive feedback, it would be appreciated! http://gl101.wordpress.com/
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