Tuesday, 11 September 2012
All The Young Dudes
Back in May, the New Blogger Initiative was launched to give a platform to new and newish bloggers. The idea was brilliant and it had a huge buyin from several established bloggers. I decided to do a Where are they now? expose, to see what happened to those fresh faced writers (No, not really I was just mooching around for an idea). I did see some familiar names, people who had been daft enough to start blogging. Many of these people are well established now, with plenty of content and lots of visitor traffic.
The flipside of this, was the amount of Blogs that never made it out of May, or ran out of steam in June. A veritable bloggers graveyard, at a rough guess of the WoW blogs around 50% are still writing, which is pretty much a good result.
Using the figures from Jaded Alt for WoW based blogs, 24 joined the NBI and only 13 are still active in September 2012. Not a bad guess at 50%.
Congratulations to everyone who is still going, and a big thanks to all the contributors who organised the initiative in the first place. The following is the list of active bloggers:
Musings of an Altoholic
Priest all the Things
That Was an Accident
Unliving a Death Knight
Auction House on Farm
There is a new expansion on the way, it is a good time to start blogging, and it is certainly a better time to start blogging than at the dog end of an expansion like I did.