20 Days of WoW Blogging: Day 10

Posted: February 3, 2013 in 20 Days of WoW Blogging

 

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW
Day 04 – Your best WoW memory
Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game
Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
Day 09 – Your first blog post
Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire
Day 14 – This upsets you
Day 15 – Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it
Day 16 – Things you miss (post Cataclysm)
Day 17 – Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)
Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
Day 19 – In your bags/bank
Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

Day 10 – Blog/Website Favourites

If you look on my menu to the left you’ll see the list of warlock blogs that I follow. I love reading warlock stuff what can I say? Now, when it comes to other WoW blog sites it’s hard to list just a few. There’s so many blogs I try to read and follow that aren’t about warlocks. My biggest problem is finding the time and trying to keep up. What few hours I used to spare reading them has now been dramatically filled with keeping up on my own blog posts and recording my segments, and then of course keeping up with RL stuffs too. When my career and family are to the mix and it means that it’s often been difficult to juggle my time. Just like keeping up with blogsites, there’s a lot of the great podcasts about WoW out there now, and I’m always behind in trying to staying current.

Sadly, if I included a link to every site I enjoyed I think the only thing people would see on this site is one terribly long blog site listing; however, I’d like to mention a few specifically. To put things in perspective, I am following over 56 blogs on my phone RSS reader. No joke!

Some of these folks probably don’t even know that I follow them since I use the RSS feeder on my phone to troll visit them and not with my +Follow button with WordPress or Google. I read them on my daily travels with my job and they help make many busy days go faster. I’m not sure if their blogs show them stats, but if they saw pings from an innocent FeedlerRSS then they’d know it was me :)  I put them in alphabetical order for easier reading. I had to make sure I explain the list order upfront, otherwise Rivs might think he’s at the top of the list for other reasons.

 

  1. A High Latency Life – Even though Rivs has a preference for mages, I really do enjoy reading his blog. It’s not always about WoW, but it’s all about his gaming life and his view and take on things. He’s honest and hard hitting in his comments and doesn’t hold back in his opinions. While I don’t play some of the games he discusses it still makes for a good read. Rivs is like a no holds barred movie reviewer only his focus is on gaming. Despite my snarky banter with Rivs, I hope he knows I respect him and I enjoy his brashness. I probably shouldn’t have added that last sentence cause it will just add to his ego :P
  2. Amatuer Azerothian – JD consistently puts out good content about his life in WoW. Like me, he’s a Tmog fan and besides his normal postings he’s been hard at work on his Tmog contest. I love the Mortal Combat look some of the players have put forth.
  3. Aunaka Heals – I have been a fan of Aunaka for a long time. I’m not sure if she remembers or not but I met her through the Newbie Blogger Initiative. Maybe it’s the shaman healer in me that liked her posts about comparing some of the most widely used healing addons out there? Maybe, I like her sense of humor too? In one of her posts I remember reading about her team trying to get the Iron Dwarf achievement and out of her frustration she wanted to meet the person who created it so she could beat them senseless or someting along those lines. I feel your pain girl…trust me on that one.
  4. Bubbles of Mischief – You might not remember, but I mentioned Cymre before as she was documenting every single rare spawn in the game. She did this for every zone and every continent and for every rare spawn. Besides her cute writing style, I love the way she tells stories in pictures. I wish I had a “Cymre Jones” to tag along with on my adventures too. 
  5. Flask Half Empty – I met Ninevi through the Newbie Blogger Initiative as well. I’ve followed her ever since I took part in the challenges last year. From writing about the game to discussing Tmog, she always has a good story to tell, which is why I’ve enjoyed her writings. Sadly, she hasn’t written in a while and I hope she comes back to it soon.
  6. Harpy’s Nest – Erinys is another blogger I met through the Newbie Blogger Initiative. I enjoy reading her blog because she has a full mix of discussions with a vary large range of topics. She wrote a post a while back that talked about Alts specifically and she pondered why some alts get more love than others. It really made me think about my own alts as well. *Sighs* Maybe some day my alts will get a little more time played.
  7. Image Heavy – Prim is another friend I made through the Newbie Blogger Initiative. Her posts are always short, with several screen shots. Hence the name, Image Heavy. While she hasn’t focused too much on WoW lately, (I’ll forgive her for Guild Wars and SWtoR) I still like to troll her site and check out what she is doing. She has such a simple take on things and her eye for detail in her screenshots makes me jealous. I can only hope that girl becomes a professional photographer.
  8. Tastes Like Battle Chicken – If you’re a blogger about WoW then you really need to start reading Ambermist over at Tastes Like Battle Chicken. She’s a great resource for the blogging community and WoW. With her monthly challenges and her own personal posts about the game it’s always nice to stop by her site. I always feel horrible because she’s got great writing challenges that I never seem to have time to take part in. However, I plan to in the future if family and work allow it. Maybe if I survive this 20 Days of WoW Blogging? Ambermist also played a key role and big part in the Newbie Blogger Initiative in so many ways I can’t thank her enough.
  9. The Daily Frostwolf – I’d like to meet Navie’s husband so I could shake his hand. Besides writing about her guild, her toons and her friends in WoW she also manages to camp and track down many of the players who’s blogs she enjoys reading by visiting and surprising them on their own server and calls them her “Navispams”. After befriending Navie I turned the tables and camped her to “Navispam” her, and I even wrote a post about it six months ago called The Night I Camped a Druid and Became a Frostwolf. It was quite an adventure! When you visit her site, take a look at her Navispam page and take a moment to enjoy all the pictures. Each one was an adventure in itself.
  10. Tree Heals Go Woosh – I really like the way Tzufit writes. She’s clear and concise which is not at all the way I communicate either in writing or in speaking :) From talking about her toons, to subjects and ideas in game, I’m a fan of her work. She recently took on the topic of LFR and how to love (er…she means tolerate) it. It’s a good piece and as most of you know, I am NOT a fan of LFR for a variety of reasons; however, everything she writes rings of truth and common sense. I agree Tzufit, but I still don’t like it (LFR I mean).
  11. Tome of the Ancients – Tome writes about her life and adventures in WoW and the different toons she plays. Her humor and writing style reminds me of…me! While that might not be a compliment for her to hear I hope she knows I always smile when I read her posts. Despite the fact she has many alts, she could never convince me otherwise that she’s not a warlock through and through. Reading her post called, A Tale of Love and Death for Amijade, made my day. Not because she named me outright, but because listen to the passion about her playing on her warlock Sasche! That is how it should be.  BTW Tome, I had you on this list well before you wrote that post!
  12. Warcraft Less Traveled – If you never heard one of Skolnick’s segments then please go and give him a listen. Just when you thought the game had a lot of details to see, Skolnick points out things you’d never knew existed in Azeroth along with the stories and lore behind them. He’s a great storyteller and to me, he’s like the Paul Harvey of WoW. In his travels in WoW he paints pictures with words, phrases and pauses like a renaissance painter worked with a canvass, color and light.
  13. WoW Rare Spawns – The hunter in me can’t help but drool every time I visit this site. Euphley’s blog is all about taming the elusive and rare beasts that all hunter’s drool over. If you’ve never camped for a rare spawn, or a rare tame before, please go check out her blog. While taming a rare pet is the end goal of many of her posts, the thrill and adventure really is about her journey.

 

 

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Comments
  1. Thank you Amijade! You know what’s funny, I read all the blogs on your list and I’m sure some of them don’t know I exist as they are on my morning coffee list which means iPad which means I don’t comment. I know nothing about healing but just like the way Tzufit writes too and I’ve long been a fan of Riv’s blog but only quietly, lol.

    I’ll say it here and hope it doesn’t get back to Cat the Druid. I’m whispering now. Warlocks are the most fun, but shhhhh … don’t let Cat know it would hurt her feelings.

  2. Navimie says:

    Ancient, you’re being ridiculous. Everyone knows who you are! :P
    And you want to know what else is funny? I also read all the blogs on that list! Wait, I haven’t visited WTB Mana in a while though…

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