posted Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 by
Allow me to be a tad cynical in this post. Players: Nobody wants to hear about your character.
The Dungeons & Dragons blogging scene is really picking up of late. I could swear it used to be just Martin Ralya, myself and a few Wizards developers. A drawback to this new influx is that we’re beginning to see more low-quality material.
The number one rule of blogging is that people must be interested in what you write. Ask yourself the question: Will people want to read what I have to write? If you spend a lot of time writing about your own Dungeons & Dragons character, chances are it’s not going to interest a lot of readers. The cruel truth is that nobody in the world cares as much about your guy as you do. Only marginally more interesting is your campaign, the exception being other Dungeon Masters looking for general inspiration or advice on running a pre-written adventure.
Perhaps one of the worst patterns I see is when someone starts a public blog without any real topic at all. It updates for a while, then drags off. Some time later, the blogger posts about how he hasn’t updated in a while, and bestows some uninteresting facts on his personal life. This is the death knell for a weblog. If you can’t update regularly with content that’s interesting to other people, then what you’re essentially making is a personal journal.
Tomorrow we resume our regular dungeon mastery goodness.