Massively staff writer Justin Olivetti, aka Syp, proprietor of the Bio Break blog has launched the Newbie Blogger initiative to try and encourage new writers to start their own mmorpg blogs and he has asked me (along with some 70 other mmorpg bloggers) to participate as sponsors.
I was actually surprised to be asked because I don't have a celebrity blog that has thousands of readers. Nevertheless I have written a lot of stuff here since that fateful day in 2006 when I tapped on the door and snuck my way into blogging. I have made friends through blogging and it has given me much pleasure. It has enabled me to participate in a community of gamers and writers and it gives me a platform and an identity in the online world. Don't underestimate the value of blogging as a creative outlet. Most of us never get the chance to really write stuff once you leave school so it is terrific as an adult to look over something I have created and put up there for the world to see.
So if you have ever thought about it - how about starting today? Sign up for Blogger or Wordpress or any other free blogging service and start writing. Write about games, write about life, write about something you enjoy. Then get yourself over to the Newbie Blogger forums and sign up. You will get help and support and, shock horror, you will get readers who actually read your stuff and who will help you to get more readers.
EDIT: Syp has put up an official kickoff post here: http://biobreak.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/new-bloggers-we-want-you-announcing-the-newbie-blogger-initiative/