Good advice for all RPG bloggers

Yesterday fellow blogger Trask posted an article with advice for aspiring RPG bloggers over at Living Dice. Even if you are already a RPG blogger you should check out this post. It’s an interesting read and sometimes even the veterans can learn a thing or two.

First, a hard dose of reality. Blog for love of the game, not money. You will not make significant money blogging about RPGs. Period.   Oh, you might make some money every month, perhaps  enough to cover hosting fees or pay for a trip to a convention once a year if you save all your earnings, but you will not make a living at it. There are simply not enough people interested in the hobby to  generate enough traffic. If you want to make money blogging pick a topic that appeals to teenage girls. Now there is a money-making demographic!  If you are still interested even though there is little money in the hobby, read on for some more useful advice.

Even if you have been blogging for some time now, you really should check out Trask’s post!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

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