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!


  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.

    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.

  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!

    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!

  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!

    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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