Roger Edwards posted this on November 1st, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, How I Like to Do It, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, podcast.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/podcasting-how-i-like-to-do-it/
This is a very self indulgent post. I like to listen to podcasts as well as produce them myself. I have very particular tastes, not so much in respect of content but more with regard to presentation, style and quality of production. As a result I aspire to make the Contains Moderate Peril podcast in a certain fashion and to a specific standard. But as everyone has their own personal tastes I fully understand that other podcasters may wish to do things differently. Hence this article is not being held up as a de facto guide. It is simply me sharing my process.
Format and structure versus informal chatting: Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on October 9th, 2013.
Categorized as eq2, everquest 2, games, lord of the rings online, lord of the rings online, lotro, lotro, minecraft, MMO, NBI, newbie blogger initiative, rpg, skyrim, vanguard.
Full link: https://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/newbie-blogger-initiative/
For the month of October, over 70 established bloggers will be supporting new bloggers by providing help, advice, feedback and a whole load of traffic to the new sites See the NBI blog and the forums for more information.
so… why do I blog and why should YOU blog? Read the rest of this entry »
I started blogging because I started reading gaming blogs, really enjoyed them and thought I’d enjoy writing about my gaming experiences too. The interaction with other bloggers is also pretty cool. I love reading about other people’s experiences with the games I play and their opinions, screenshots, creative efforts, news, speculation…
Roger Edwards posted this on October 1st, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, The Newbie Blogger Initiative Self Discipline.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/the-newbie-blogger-initiative-self-discipline/
The Newbie Blogger Initiative is back and we’re bad. I won’t bother with the customary Lethal Weapon 2 reference, because it’s bound to be misconstrued by someone who’s not familiar with the movie and will end up derailing this post.
So let’s talk about blogging. Specifically, blogging about games, although a lot of the advise that the NBI has to give is applicable to blogging in general. Read the rest of this entry »
Roger Edwards posted this on September 20th, 2013.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, newbie blogger initiative.
Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/remember-the-newbie-blogger-initiative/
Myself and Doone Woodtac from T.R. Red Skies Blog are currently trying to rally support for a second Newbie Blogger Initiative campaign. At present this is very much an idea in the planning stage, although online resources are currently being set up. It is hoped that a more formal announcement will be made presently and a specific schedule put in to place. What we are seeking at present is an indication of support for the project. Like last year we need established blogs to act as virtual mentors and runs articles about their writing experiences. Through a month long campaign of sponsored articles, as well as a dedicated forum, the aim is to once again encourage gamers to write.
As you can see the plan is broadly the same as last year. The only difference this time is that we want to reach even more people and have a permanent presence online. Alas, the old forums have bitten the dust, although you can get a glimpse of how things were via the Way back Machine. Read the rest of this entry »
Goldenstar posted this on May 29th, 2012.
Categorized as blog, blogger, Community, NBI, newbie blogger initiative, Windy Acres Ranch.
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/MLEnSOJNdLw/
Looking for information on horses or upcoming equestrian events? Look no further than Windy Acres Ranch!
There are several articles with How To guides on hosting races, judging, and designing race courses. Maps and photos of the commonly used race courses are available. There is a contest every month on the site, with prizes ranging from 100 Turbine Points to 750 TP. The site has a schedule of horse races, standings that rate the race riders based on their performance, and best of all, a fancy horse name generator. Read the rest of this entry »
suzita posted this on May 18th, 2012.
Categorized as elder scrolls, eq2, everquest, games, lord of the rings online, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg, vanguard.
Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/week-3-challenge-my-main-characters/
I’m loving Ambermist’s challenges – really fun to do and to read how others have responded. Its also nice to have some direction for a change, especially as currently both I and my toddler are cold-afflicted again
so… this week’s challenge – my main characters… this could be lengthy so be warned
Goldenstar posted this on May 16th, 2012.
Categorized as blog, Community, MiddleEarthInitiative, NBI, newbie blogger initiative.
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/Vy4P3jHFrps/
I love it when I get to introduce our audience to new LOTRO themed blogs and here is one by a man named Ben called “MiddleEarthInitiative”.
The primary topic of the blog is to reach the new player and provide content that will help those new or just getting started with LOTRO. Read the rest of this entry »
suzita posted this on May 11th, 2012.
Categorized as games, lord of the rings online, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg.
Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/week-2-challenge-why-you-do-what-you-do/
thought I’d join in this week’s challenge by Tastes Like Battle Chicken, which is basically to explain why you do what you do in a picture.
so here it is:
I’ve used screenshots from lotro, but really its the same in any game I play Read the rest of this entry »
suzita posted this on May 6th, 2012.
Categorized as elder scrolls, eq2, everquest, games, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg.
Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/wordpress-tips-menus-categories-and-tags-nbi/
WordPress uses categories and tags as both a way for search engines to find your blog and as a way for you to organise your content. There are different ways of doing this but the way I find works best is to use categories for individual games and the overall subject matter (e.g. games, mmo, lotro, vanguard) and tags for keywords (e.g. lotro outfit, weatherstock 2012, minecraft client crash) and some sub-organisation (e.g. lotro lore, weekly screenshot). Wordpress suggests using between 6 and 10 categories/tags as the optimal amount to use. It does take a bit of trial and error to find which work for you but you can change them and change as you go along (you can rename them globally which can save a fair bit of faffing under the Posts> categories or tags dashboard).
Custom menus are just brilliant, especially if you play more than one game and write about more than one subject. As you can see above I’ve used a custom menu to differentiate all posts categorised under lotro and under eq2. These posts are then further sub-categorised into lotro outfits, eq2 decorating etc. I tend to only put posts on the custom menu if there are a fair amount of posts as otherwise the category widget works just as well (test it out – try looking at my minecraft posts using the category widget, and then the lotro posts under the category widget. Then look at the lotro menu above and try that out). Read the rest of this entry »
suzita posted this on May 5th, 2012.
Categorized as elder scrolls, eq2, games, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg.
Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/wordpress-tips-screenshots-nbi/
WordPress has a number of ways to use screenshots in a post. A free wordpress account will give a very generous 3GB of storage, I have been blogging for 3 years and have TONS of screenshots and images uploaded and I still have 2.9GB left! If you embed videos though, I expect this will eat up the storage quicker… So you can insert a link to Flickr or Photobucket, but if you’re just using images my advice would be to upload away you will have more options with your screenshots if you do.
Insert image: Read the rest of this entry »
As you can see above, the simplest way is to simply insert a full size image (preview and adjust smaller if necessary as some themes will post HUGE images ) Generally though, if you have a fixed width post column, the large size will adjust to the size of your post width (kept in proportion with the height).