Here is the second question for the 20(ish) Days of WoW Blogging.
Why did you decide to blog?
That is a good question.
I actually have a personal blog, where I write about personal and vocational things. So the idea of blogging wasn’t new to me.
For some reason though, I never thought that there would be WoW blogs.
Boy, was I wrong! I remember desiring to learn a bit more about huntardering, so I decided to google it. One of the very first blogs I ran into was “Big Red Kitty,” which has now been retired. It was a treasure trove of huntering knowledge! That was one of the very first blogs I ever had on a Reader/RSS feed. I followed one of his links to “Aspect of the Hare (also retired),” which I also immediately fell in love with. Eventually, he lead me to such gems as “Big Bear Butt Blogger,” and “Need More Rage.”
But really, BRK was just a true inspiration to me. I actually felt sad when he said he was going to stop posting. It really felt like a WoW void was opening up. A lot of people started going to AotH, but I’m not sure she ever felt comfortable taking BRK’s place in WoW Bloggerdom. Please be aware, she never wanted, nor tried to fill his shoes. She was just the next best hunter blog out there (imo).
I knew I would never reach the stature of BRK, but I also noticed that there was plenty of room out there for another WoW blog. I thought that the best way to honor such a great WoW blogger, would be to let his inspiration lead me into WoW blogging as well.
So, I decided to start my own WoW blog. It was to be more of a general blog, maybe leaning towards RP type stories. You see, I have a little bit of a desire to write fantasy; but not obsessively so.
I first started writing fantasy on a NeverWinterNights private server forums. I played on an RP/Krynn based server. Everything had to be in RP, and I mean everything. I dabbled in a little writing, based upon my server character, and got some really good feed back. This initial positive response has always been in the back of my mind. This has helped to define how I desire to write for this blog.
Sure, there are other influences. But, these are the most influential that I can think of.
Oh, my NeverWinterNights character was a Ranger.
Could you not have guessed that!? /SQUEEEEEE!!!!!