The following is all only lightly edited from actual speaking. “Yeah, let’s go play some World of Warcraft! I’m excited!” “Oh, hey, I hadn’t seen the cinematic before now.” “Wow, I wish that all of the stories in this game didn’t end with raids.” “I hate how much of the story is locked behind the novels and stuff I don’t care about and never want to watch.” “Oh, right, I can’t just play, I have to download addons because the default UI is garbage.” “Ugh, why is it so hard to install these things…” “Wait, did they seriously change the interface?” “Of course, my talent choices have been reset again.” “God, every single time I get back to this game I have to learn everything all over like it’s sort of the same game but not really.” “Looks like tonight is just going to be sorting out the garbage that no longer matters because … [Read more...] about WRUP: The journey of my wife going back to World of Warcraft edition
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This summer is — you have no idea — crazy busy for me. More so than any other summer I’ve experienced up to this point in my life, and it’s probably not going to slow down for a while. So while I have no time or energy to devote to running any sort of community event, it’s very gratifying to see Belghast crank up Blaugust once more. This “festival of blogging” that starts up in August is a way to encourage, promote, and mentor gaming and MMO bloggers — especially new or lapsed ones that need some encouragement in getting into the groove of (semi-)regular blogging. According to Belghast, “What I propose is a month of mildly structured posting and developing a strong mentorship community among those of us who are still out there doing it on a regular basis. Lets help grow that next generation of bloggers and help them get started in a journey that honestly has meant more to me than I can adequately put into words.” There … [Read more...] about Join the MMO blogging revolution! Catch the gaming fever! Something something inspirational!
One of the things I have failed miserably at lately is keeping up with my blog feed. During the heyday of Google Reader I was a voracious consumer of gaming blogs of all stripe, and regularly read through everything in my backlog of posts. Stuff happened and my attempt to expand my horizons when I was writing a column on the blogosphere saw my feed ballooning to some 700 sites… a good number of them posting about things that never really interested me on a personal level. As a result I find myself spending less time reading blog posts and tend to catch up in a flurry of reading on the weekends. That said I did end up doing a strafing run on Feedly yesterday afternoon and stumbled across a post from Tobold posing the question of whether or not the MMO Blogosphere is still alive. The short answer is yes, the community is still very much alive. The long answer however is a lot more complicated. While there are still a ton of … [Read more...] about MMO Blogging Dead?
One strong decision can change the course of your life & this is the story of one such decision which shaped the life of an engineer for good! Six years ago on this very day (December 1, 2008) I moved a free blog hosted on BlogSpot to a self-hosted WordPress blog, and that's how ShoutMeLoud was born. The only thing I was sure of when I was making this transition was that I was moving to a better platform for my blog. Many of you who have read my blogging journey already know about the inception of ShoutMeLoud. If you missed reading about my journey, today I will be sharing how ShoutMeLoud came into existence, and how a variety of things happened that I never imagined would happen, even in my wildest dreams. Today, on ShoutMeLoud's 6th Anniversary, I am happier than words can express. I could never have imagined how this one blog could make the magic happen for me and so many others. If you check out the who.is details of … [Read more...] about This Indian Blogger 5 year Online journey Story will make you Thrilled
On the 1st of December 2014, ShoutMeLoud had its 6th anniversary and I wanted to write my blogging journey which could help others to take up blogging as a serious career. This is going to be lengthy and bit boring, as it’s about me and my blogging journey so far. So if you are passionate about blogging then only read it, otherwise check out the other categories of ShoutMeLoud. This post is all about how I started my first blog and later on how I created a network of blogs, after one successful blog. Read: After 2191 days of blogging, all I can say – Blogging is incredible (6th Anniversary post) A Little About Me: I have already written a lot about me on the “about” page. For new readers, I’m Harsh Agrawal, Founder of ShoutMeLoud. By education I’m a software engineer and by profession I’m a blogger. This story will tell you about important time period of my blogging journey. Getting back to my education background, I completed my engineering in … [Read more...] about My Blogging Journey So Far