Before I get back on topic, I thought now would be a good time to tell you guys about my rules within the blog. The three blogs I frequent most often are WoW Insider, Tobold's MMORPG Blog and The Many Relms of Relmstein. I'm also a big fan of many WoW Podcast's, however my lack of confidence meant I stuck to the blog format. I enjoy great articles within WoW Blogs and hopefully I might contribute one someday. Tobold has a Terms of Service over on his blog, which is basically a promise on his part to speak his mind whilst respecting the opinion of his readership. My goal on this blog is to speak to you guys & get feedback and ideas from you. I was encouraged that my first article got atleast two readers, however in the spirit of the WoW Blogging community, it would be great if you guys shared links to your blogs too.
So here is a list of what I want this blog to be, I'll probably be editing this throughout the lifetime of the blog.
1. This blog is all about sharing ideas with the Warcraft community. I love reading any feedback you have on my articles, good or bad. So please don't hesitate to make any comments. I don't claim to know it all, so it's important for you to correct me on any errors I make, as long as it's done in a polite manner.
2. After you leave your comment, I also hope you can leave a quick link to your WoW/MMO related blog. Hopefully me and other readers can see what's happening in your WoW life. Please don't just spam a blog link at the end of every post, but only if your adding feedback to the article.
3. I swear like a sailor in real life, but that doesn't mean its a good thing. I promise I'll refrain from curse words as much as I can, but I hope you guys can too. I don't see what place they'd have in a blog like this.
4. Gold-spammer/hacker links will not be tolerated. On my side, anytime I post a link I promise to do my best to check its a reliable site/add-on.
5. From time to time, I may get ideas from other blogs or sites, and I will do my best to mention from where I get my inspirations. I would appreciate if you link my blog if the reverse happens.
6. At the moment, I have decided to keep my characters and realms anonymous. This is for a number of reasons. Firstly I'm paranoid about getting hacked. Secondly I don't want to come of as arrogant (which I think I may have in the initial post) or face any beggars in game. Hopefully I'll lighten up in the future. I don't mind divulging this information with any friends I may make on the blog, or with people I already know in game (I'll probably share this blog with my guild once I've established a little more).
7. As a reader of the blog there are certain aspects of the WoW Economy you have to understand and keep in mind when reading my blog;
My opinions will be formed by the economy of my main realm and how I've traded within my realm. Luckily, my realm is largely populated and has been around since the EU launch of the game. So it's fairly typical of what you might expect, and has generally normal prices facing most realms (taking into account the usual anomalies). When I talk about facts that may vary due the differences in realm economies, I will try to leave a note mentioning so. If you're on a low popularion economy, it's worth keeping in mind that many of the situations mentioned may be different on your realm. If you have any specific questions on this, feel free to contact me.
8. If you have any topic ideas, or just want to contact me privately, email me firstname.lastname@example.org
This post will be edited regularly, thanks for reading guys.