I follow an extensive amount of wargames blog. One of the things I like to do is subscribe to them via Google Reader and go back as far as the archive would let me, and I explore the whole thing. Some blogs go so far that I’ve been reading old posts for a whole year before reaching the latest updates.
Most, invariably, some time along the first couple of months reach to a question aimed at the readers. “What would you like to see?” Most as well get about 3 answers. All different, of course.
So next time you think about this, why don’t you simply try to think what YOU enjoy of wargames blogs? Think about that, and apply if possible. Ok, so you love watching guys put together expensive japanese resin kits but there’s no way in hell you’ll afford those. But still, what do you love the most? A ton of pictures? Detailed explanations of the building process? Description of the tools and the brands or where to get them? The way he or she organizes the info for easy access later? Think about all those things, and make a blog you would read. That’s the way to always have something interesting to do and share.
Want an example? Let’s use oMAD (of course, right?)
So I like battle reports. But I like them with a ton of pics and as little and basic text as possible. I also like when most updates have some kind of pictures. Either finished stuff or work in progress or even anything remotely related to wargaming (recent purchases, tools, the workbench, your cat stealing that figure, etc.). I also love game design rants. I don’t need pics for that. I like game design and enjoy reading about it, even when the game theme or style or even design ethos isn’t my cup of tea. I love small, focused general (wargaming related) rants as well… scroll down one post and see!!
So it’s no wonder I try to update this little thing with that kind of stuff. Lots of pics whenever possible, few pics when randomly updating, game design talk, easy access to all the galleries, articles, and battreps, you get the point.
There are millions of reasons to start a gaming blog. But once you’re down the only way to keep it interesting is making it interesting for you first and foremost. This isn’t your job after all.