I know, it’s tough. You’ve just punched out your latest and greatest blog post. It’s just sitting there, staring back at you. You can hardly wait to send your new baby out into the world and see what kind of reactions it garners. That publish button looms large. But wait, take a deep breath, and use your content management system’s scheduling option instead.
Oh, the vanity domain. Why can’t we resist your ego-boosting charm? I mean, it’s right in the name – VANITY. And yet, most bloggers (including myself) just can’t resist the thought of staking out our very own section of cyberspace.
This might be the most important tip of them all. Take advantage of this blaugust experience and get involved in the blogging community. Make some new friends. Exchange ideas. Read each others blogs. Comment on each other’s blogs. Share each other’s blogs on social media. It’s a great way to keep the blogging community going, and it’s a fantastic way to come up with post ideas of your own!
Her name is Jiana Muse. At least that’s what she called herself as a little girl in the streets of Davon’s Watch. Her real name, as well as much of her childhood, was forgotten, perhaps intentionally. It was a name that sounded genteel, like the nobles who sometimes traveled through town on their way to important business, and who she had always admired from a distance. She’d watch them from the dusty shadows, learning to mimic their mannerisms and vocabulary. That’s why she chose the name for herself. It was like the name of a powerful queen.
This month, I’m joined by Pash, the creative genius behind An Unexpected Vidcast. We talk about his inspiration for the vidcast, he walks me through his creative process, and we speculate on the reasons that the machinima style of film making hasn’t taken off as quickly as once expected. Pash also generously shares some of his side projects, and some of the ideas that did not make it into the vidcast (yet?).