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I’m Writing for MMOGames ~ #Blaugust Day 29

This is part of the Blaugust series!

mmogameslogoI realized from Murf’s comment from when I shared my most recent column published at MMOGames.com that I never officially announced that I’m writing there. So, I guess I’m officially announcing that I’m writing there, in particular for the Eorzean Evening Post column. I kinda kept it quiet, aside from sharing posts on social media, because I wasn’t quite sure how this would work out. The kind folks there keep posting my writing, so I guess I must be doing something okay! ^^;

The Eorzean Evening Post is a weekly column, usually posted on Tuesdays, dealing with topics in the FFXIV world, which I hope I’m fairly equip to tackle. It’s been a while since I’ve done freelance writing, so I was both excited and nervous to take the position when it was offered to me.

While the posts may look like something similar to what I might post on a personal blog, the truth is freelancing is a whole different sort of writing when compared to blogging. With a blog, if you don’t have a topic to write about or you just don’t feel like writing for a few weeks, you can set it aside. With freelancing, you have deadlines to meet, whether you feel like writing or not. And while picking a topic is up to me, I do have an editor that comes behind me who changes what they feel needs changing to better match the content the site is looking for.

I think my biggest fear is running out of ideas to write. As bloggers who have pushed through Blaugust may have experienced, when you are blogging under the pressure of a deadline, it feels far easier to draw a blank on what in the world to write about. I’m not sure why that is – if you leave me to my own devices, I usually don’t have a problem finding something to write about… but the moment you slap a deadline on something, that changes the whole game.

I’ve started to use Evernote to jot down article ideas when they occur to me. That way, I hope if I ever do hit a dry spell, I have a list of prompts I can pull from somewhere down the line.

I also want to note that I’m not the only blogger-friend who is writing for MMOGames! Here’s a few other folks that I’m aware write for the site (sorry if I miss anyone!)

So I seem to be in very good company!

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I'm a technical writer by day, gaming gal by night. I have a wide array of gaming interests, though I most often blog about MMOs, RPGs, and Nintendo fanstuffs. Like what you just read? Check out my Webcomic and Fantasy Fiction projects! https://aywren.com/fantasy-fiction-webcomics/

10 thoughts on “I’m Writing for MMOGames ~ #Blaugust Day 29

  1. Congratulations… um… retroactive back to May I guess!

    I would find it difficult to write for somebody else. My style of writing tends to be stories about what I have done as opposed to anything newsworthy. See today’s post as an example.

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    1. Thanks!

      I’m with you – I can write news, but I’m more story-oriented. I haven’t done anything in the way of news reporting there. The column I write is much more bloggish and free-form.

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  2. Congrats! I used to write for Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine and Fun Online Games before they called it quits. It can lead to a lot of cool doorways, and the MMOGames guys have always been great when I’ve talked to them in the past. You’ll do great!

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    1. Thanks so much! I’m pretty excited to have the opportunity! I used to write some articles for MMORPG.com’s Istaria section, but it’s been a long time since I’ve published on a big site like this!

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  3. Must have missed this myself as well. Try to enjoy yourself! As I keep telling myself whenever I feel that fear, hey, I’m writing about something I love. Not (meh) the stuff I’m paid to write…

    And I see the E-word. Haha, my quest to find great writers who don’t use Evernote continues!

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    1. Yes, I just started using Evernote specifically for this and for jotting down Blaugust ideas. I do see the value in having a little notebook that feeds into my PC at home when I need it!

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