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How to Start a Gaming Blog

by Kevin Bellah

There’s a standout problem with starting a blog of any kind. People think that just because they have an interest in something (in this case, gaming), they can get the ball rolling and use their blog as a way to develop their interest as they go. This only works to an extent. If your blog is one dimensional, whereby your writing clearly shows your interest in a topic only
extends as far as a few basic principles, you will soon find that your blog lacks longevity. That said, if you do have a sprawling interest in gaming, and if you love to write about those interests, you might need some tips on how to start your gaming blog.

Upgrade your plans to vlogging as well as blogging

There’s a standout problem with starting a blog of any kind. People think that just because they have an interest in something (in this case, gaming), they can get the ball rolling and use their blog as a way to develop their interest as they go. This only works to an extent. If your blog is one dimensional, whereby your writing clearly shows your interest in a topic only extends as far as a few basic principles, you will soon find that your blog lacks longevity. 

That said, if you do have a sprawling interest in gaming, and if you love to write about those interests, you might need some tips on how to start your gaming blog.

Upgrade your plans to vlogging as well as blogging

Any blog that is deemed worth its weight in gold is usually preferred by users due to the mixed media element. In short, you need videos (see this site for video making software). Your audience needs to see you engaging with games for credibility. You can be a pro. You can be OK-ish. Or you can outright fail at most games. It doesn’t matter. Integrity, honesty, and tone are what draw the crowds. And you can do that a hundred times faster with video rather than with on-page written content alone.

Sharing your content is also made all the more effective with video software because you can scale and personalize the content across channels. Instead of storing your videos on your phone and using the same exact file for every sharing platform, you can tailor the content for specific purposes. That’s a bonus that will help you to stand out against your competition.

Specialize your content (at the outset) 

In the opening, we talked about avoiding starting a blog if you only have a surface interest in a couple of popular gaming themes or topics. Now let’s look at the flipside of that coin: doing too much at once.

You need to bait the hook and attract a target audience. If you try to attract too many audiences at once, you will inevitably end up coming up short in multiple areas and wishing you had focused your content on one or two main themes. 

Expanding your blog to cover multiple gaming topics will come later. For now, your fledgling blog will benefit from likes and shares from a core audience. Pick an area of gaming you most love. If you have the passion for your content, that already gives you the inside track. 

Join in the discussion 

Another major downfall of many gaming bloggers is that they think of themselves as the final word on all things gaming. They fail to respect that audiences want your opinions on other people’s content as well. Don’t sit behind your laptop and wait for the clicks to flow your way. Go and show people you have opinions (and a blog to back them up) by joining gaming groups

Be vocal and support the work of other bloggers and you’ll soon find that, in turn, your content gains more views. 

 

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