Home » Blogging » Using Search Engines to Brainstorm New Ideas for Blogging Topics The modern internet, with over 11 billion indexed pages filling its ranks is what you could definitely call a very competitive place when it comes to finding viewers. Because of this, your best bet at creating that true fan base that keeps coming back to your website or blog again and again lies in keeping yourself relevant as possible to your target audience. The first part of this obviously means finding yourself a niche that you’re going to dedicate all your targeting to; your site can’t be about everything -or it can but your competition will just become crazy. Having found your niche, you’ve just narrowed down the amount of pages you need to compete against by several billion at a single stroke and now you can focus on that relevance. Being relevant, so that your blog actually gets found and visited by people involves coming up with the most creative, innovative and … [Read more...] about Using Search Engines to Brainstorm New Ideas for Blogging Topics
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Over the last couple of years, we’ve redoubled our efforts on our science-related articles, as you may have noticed from our roundups in 2016 and 2015. Last year, we even hired on a staff writer specifically to cover gaming science, especially as it relates to MMORPGs, and we’ve been collecting all of his work along with our other science posts in their very own category. Read on for a recap of our best science-related MMO articles from 2017, from EVE Online’s real-life hunt for exoplanets and the economics of MMO monetization to how lockboxes use psychology to manipulate us and the math behind the gamblebox phenom. Dr Richard Bartle even announced a new gamer matrix this year. Don’t worry; there won’t be a quiz at the end! Academics weigh in on ‘gaming addiction’ claims - We've previously discussed that according to the Manual of Mental Disorders and the industry standard Diagnostic and Statistical Manual … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO and gaming science topics of 2017
When you’ve been blogging for a while, it can get to a point where it’s hard to come up with new topics to blog about. It can seem as if you’ve covered everything imaginable. However, there are always new developments in any industry or niche that you can write about and there are always fun new things that you can do with your loyal blog readers. Check out these 10 ways to find new blog topics to write about and then get to writing new posts for your blog today! Read: 5 Tips for Coming Up with Post Topics You Haven’t Tried 1. Don’t Be Afraid To Do Something Different Doing something out of the ‘norm’ for your blog might be just what you need to get readers more involved in what you have to say, no matter what you’re talking about. Try drumming up some competition with a contest or why not give away something to a random commenter on a certain day. You can even invite your blog readers to submit topics to you for you to cover based on … [Read more...] about Need New Blog Topics? Here’s 10 Ways to Find Them!
Morning again all you readers in readerland. I actually managed to get some sleep last night, and actually slept pretty soundly. As a result I no longer feel like death warmed over. Making it through yesterday was a bit of a struggle, and having sit in meetings and think intelligible thoughts a constant challenge. There was one point when I was in the middle of a diatribe about some programming theory…. when I just lost my train of thought. Poof it was gone… and I had to fumble around a bit to try and figure out where I was going with what I had just said. Hot Tub Party Last night was a pretty crazy night for House Stalwart in Rift. Firstly earlier in the day I found out that longtime Stalwart member Nikajah plays on our server, so I got to catch up with her and her new mommy-dom. She is not sure yet about abandoning the guild she is in, which is completely understandable… but she is at least now joining the Stalwart … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Party
The Heroes of the Storm site has been updated with a developer post that acknowledges several of the community's concerns about the game. In addition, devs reassure players that the team IS listening and will be making better communication a priority. "It's clear to us that some players in the Heroes community are unsure if their concerns are being heard. We take your feedback seriously. We can do better, so we'd like to shed some more light on a few of these topics". The Heroes team is working on new matchmaking improvements that will hopefully make matches that are "fun, fair and challenging". To do so, queue times may be increasing, particularly in higher-skill brackets, in order to better match players based on skill rather than expediency of a match starting. In addition, tweaks are being made in how a player's MMR and rank are determined and how "rank decay" affects it by being effective, but not punishing. Lastly, Performance-Based Matchmaking, while removed at the moment, is … [Read more...] about Dev Team Sheds Light on Issues of Concern in the HotS Community