1. I am a genius, obv. A while back Matticus did an interview with me in which he asked what one thing would I wish all bloggers knew. My answer, shortened a lot, was basically to stand out. If you can’t give new information, at least give it differently. Anyway, I am always interested in a WoW blogger who stands out. Especially in this crowded of a topic, it gets a little old having the same info repeated over and over. My GMs, Cay and Fio, were each writing a blog – priest and druid, respectively – and had both stalled out. Cay was considering a move to WordPress, and in talking about it with her I harassed… I mean… gently encouraged her to consider teaming up with Fio for a blog – they have a lot of gaming experience, they have tons of 70s between them, they’re co-GMs of a guild, and they’re married. That’s a lot of different subject areas to be able to pull from, and even a slightly different angle is a different angle, when it comes to WoW Blogs. Anyway, check out Married IRL, their new blog. Did I mention I’m a genius?
2. Do any of you listen to podcasts during the day? Coming into the final busy season stretch, there’s a lot of traffic through my office and a lot of noise I try to block out. Lately I’ve been listening to Kevin Smith’s podcast – Smodcast – but I’d like to hear any ideas that you guys have – not limited to gaming podcasts. Anything engaging is good, but obviously not so engaging I stop paying attention to my work. I listen to music a lot, but that’s more background noise – things like podcasts and audiobooks tend to make the day go by a bit faster, and considering I haven’t had one continuous 24 hour period away from this desk in over 2 weeks, and a little over a week to go before I DO get that solid 24 hours, I am all kinds of interested in making the time pass faster.