Before I get into the challenge I'd like to propose for my fellow wow gold bloggers, I'd like to remind all of the new readers here that there is a powerful tutorials section on the site which you should all make use of. You should also try out the brand new search feature on the site, which will allow you to search what's currently on the blog, outgoing links and even the content on the blogs within my blog roll!
For those who don't know, friday posts are "Markco's Corner" and they tend to be articles geared towards the blogosphere, what's going on for this blog or my prot pvp/pve antics.
I've got a challenge for you all, yeah you gold blogs and guide sites, I'm talking about you! It will take you some time to write this post but it will probably be both the most commented and visited post by far on your site once you're finished.
Follow this outline and write your post answering each question:
(Feel free to link to your article in the comments section here or you can ask me to tweet about it.)
- What was your first post ever? Why did you write it? (don't use an intro post)
- What was your favorite post and why?
- What was your least favorite post and why?
- Find a reader comment you like and respond to it regarding one of your posts. Call them out and thank them for the comment.
- Ask your readers to pick a post they found useful on your site.
#1. First Post
Making Money at Level 9 - This article focused on making gold by obtaining low level meat, in this case boar meet. I wanted to start the blog off by surprising people with the ways they could make gold. It worked and helped to generate that initial and crucial readership all blogs require to thrive. Anyone who was there during the first 10 posts of my blog give a shout out in the comments so that I can thank you.
#2. Favorite Post
22 Steps to Using Auctioneer Correctly - There's no question about this answer, no other article was better at helping players than this one on my blog and therefore it's my favorite post. I still get emails to this day from people thanking me for writing a concise list of how to use auctioneer scans to make gold.
#3. Least Favorite Post
Nerf Level 1 Casters and Their Gold Advantage - It's hard to pick a least favorite post when I've had quite a few which failed miserably and got negative responses from the audience here. I tried to be funny with this particular post but I screwed up in two ways: 1. It wasn't really that funny and some people thought I was serious. #2. I had my facts wrong by about oh... a year. Hands down my least favorite post.
#4. Reader Comment
I love comments that are both interesting and helpful to other people at the site. With 7,000+ to choose from it is impossible for me to pick a favorite so I'm just going to pick a userful comment I saw recently on the site that was both thoughtful and helpful for readers here. Since quite a few commenters turn their comment into a guest post for the site I'd like to call out Scantron for his contribution in this article on excel spreadsheets. That kind of selfless giving is what makes JMTC so special. Thank you for your article and the comments you have given in the past.
#5. What post on this site did you find useful as a reader?
Your turn! Comment please!