The Plight of the Small Creator

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I tried to reblog this an article but It turned out it was just too wordy and I booted me in mid sentence and posted it. I finished my thoughts here. Great read from Terminally Nerdy.

My thoughts on the subject hit home for me pretty firmly. It absolutely can be a frustrating journey. This is all a very well thought out writing that comes from the heart. Myself now after about three years of doing this feel much the same way. It is a given that if I blog something I expect less than 10% of my followers to consume it. It can be very frustrating so I focus on making content for myself and hope that the good works I do will be seen by others like myself that know spreading the word about projects is good for both the creator and the person that shared the content. I think that is the big issue these days. For some reason, there is a mindset that if you share someone else work you will lose your followers to that person whom you shared.

It is a given that if I blog something I expect less than 10% of my followers to consume it. If you dwell on that it can eat you alive.  So I focus on making content for myself and hope that the good works I do will be seen by others like myself that know spreading the word about projects is good for both the creator and the person that shared the content.

I think that is the big issue these days. For some reason, there is a mindset that if you share someone else work you will lose your followers to the person who’s content you shared. I think that is often not the case I think your followers will see that you are sharing with them good content and will appreciate you for it. If it does cost you, followers, it is likely because you were going to lose that follower anyway because you are not producing the content that they wish to consume. So don’t be afraid to share the good work that you see out there. Followers come and followers go. But Good Bloggers. Good Vloggers and Crafters that share their words, their thoughts, and ideas. are much rare to come by.

Great article, Spread the word when you see good content.

Even Game masters get the blues-Brace of Pistols

Gave this a read and Knew it was going to end up on my weekend reblog. I have hand this exact situation happen to me. I imagine that many of us have. It can be rough when you see your plans go up in smoke on short notice.

So confessional time. Last two game sessions have been something of a bust. Why? Because I made the rookie mistake of crafting a solid hook behind a notoriously absentee player without a good back up plan. It seemed like a good idea at the time; the player has been begging for this since the game […]

via Even Game Masters Get the Blues — …and a Brace of Pistols

Worldbuilding With Artifacts — PhD20

I am always looking for good tips on world building, I like this approach. As I myself have several  hundred hours ahead of myself likely before my world will be done its always good to see another’s view on how they do it !

Instead of starting small with a town or village, start even smaller. Think of an artifact. Let your imagination wander. The artifact could be a magic item or just an item of great importance.

via Worldbuilding With Artifacts — PhD20

Practical Ways to Write and Keep Writing — donnaclovis

Always on the lookout for good tips to share about all things storytelling and writing this is yet another nice tip to have in  your arsenal.

 

What do you like to read? What do you like to write? What writing style do you enjoy? How do you make time to write with a busy schedule? Usually, there is a connection between what you like to read and what you like to write. And it is best to keep several journals around […]

via Practical Ways to Write and Keep Writing — donnaclovis

Wild Tales — Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Not a gaming blog per say. BUT, so much of what is said here embodies why I am a Gamemaster! I also imagine that many of you that will read this as players or GM’s will fee much the same way!

Many of the points here also can be taken directly to heart as a Gamemaster. Strive to capture your environment and bring it to life for your players. Set the tone and the mood. Bring that world to life for your players!  This is our passion and we want to tell stories together. Don’t hold back get into it !

Storytelling in so many ways is a lost art. But at the Game table,we are masters of it. Many of us do it weekly. Embrace it. LOVE IT let the power of it flow through you and tell a damn good story!

Until next time enjoy and GAME ON !

Some stories are made for performance. Some tales need the feeling, the fire of life behind the words, spoken out loud and even worked along with movements. This is the theatre nerd coming out of me of course. But as a writer I do sometimes struggle with the difference between translating tales onto paper, and […]

via Wild Tales — Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. — Discover

Not gaming related but being shared none the less. As a Gamemaster and in my own way a content creator its things like this that have me leery of things like my Microsoft One Note that I swear by.

So take warning in this article and make sure it does not happen to you.

“What this means, then, is that Apple is engineering a future in which rare, or varying, mixes and versions of songs won’t exist unless Apple decides they do.” A freelance composer discovers that Apple Music deletes music files from his hard drive.

via Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. — Discover

X-Wing Miniatures – Heroes of the Resistance — Meeple Ex Machina

I know many of my fellow gamers have dove back hard Into X-wing recently. This one is for you guys!

via These Are Your First Steps – Fantasy Flight Games I don’t normally post preview style posts on here but after getting into the X-Wing Miniatures Game with the Force Awakens Starter Set seeing more Force Awakens content for the game excites me. So what do you get in the Heroes of the Resistance pack? Figures […]

via X-Wing Miniatures – Heroes of the Resistance — Meeple Ex Machina