Belghast’s annual blogging festival, Blaugust, is nearly upon us.
For the month of August the call is out for bloggers to unite. New bloggers are encouraged to join in, faded bloggers asked to revive their sites, and those of us who run off at the keyboard regularly try to energize the event by sharing what keeps us going.
Bel has a post up with all the information you will need to join in on the event. There is a sign up form, a link to join the Discord channel where we hang out, and various versions of the event artwork as part of a media kit that you can use on your site.
There is even a schedule of events.
The schedule is optional of course. Nobody will tell you what to write, how to write, or when to write. But if you are somebody who wrestles with the “what should I write about?” issue, this bit of structure can help organize your approach or narrow your focus.
Focus is my problem. I never have a problem thinking up things about which to write. I have a text file full of topics I hope to get to some day. My problem is time and motivation and deciding what I am going to spend time writing about today.
But if ideas are an issue for you, the second week is dedicate to thinking up topics. There is also a channel in the Blaugust Discord dedicated to writing prompts.
Anyway, if this at all appeals to you, I encourage you to go check out Bel’s post about the event.
Unlike early versions of Blaugust, there is no longer a push to post every single day over the course of the month… unless you’re just into that sort of thing. We would rather you write a few fulfilling posts that burn yourself out trying to meet an arbitrary goal based on quantity.
And the event is not limited MMORPG blogs, or gaming blogs, or even blogs. Your blog can be about other topics or you can jump in if you do video logs on YouTube or if you have a regular show on Twitch or whatever.
Anyway, it all kicks off next week. Be prepared.