Reblog: NBI F.A.Q.

Wondering how to get involved with blogging? Already blogging but want to be a part of the annual NBI event? Just want to be a part of a larger community? Here’s how!

Original post: NBI F.A.Q.

How do I join?

First, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr or RSS. That will keep you informed. Next go Here.

Who can join?

  • Bloggers
  • Vloggers
  • Streamers
  • Podcasters

…who game and write about games. That’s it. It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is. Even if you’re just *thinking* of starting a blog, but don’t know how, joining gives you access to a community of bloggers with the skills and experience to help you get set-up!

What’s this all about?

Helping fellow game writers. This is a grassroots community effort coordinated by volunteers who simply care about the medium. We want there to be a place for bloggers to go when they need support. We also want to foster a sense of community, to be more connected, to network, to have greater access to people and ideas. The NBI is about community.

Why do this?

Like it or not, game bloggers are an important part of the wider game community. Game writers create the wikis, write the guides, lead the guilds, author the forum stickies, make the reviews and write the community news. All of these things together make up a significant portion of the framework upon which game communities are built. Take any of those things away and you’re slashing at the core of the community.

That said, it can be hard to *feel* connected. Writers usually go off into their own corners of the internet and pontificate about games. Alone. It’s like heading out into outerspace to establish a colony only to find you need to invite people from Earth to your new planet. It’s SO hard to get started as a blogger and as the internet grows more complex, there’s an ever increasing need for community institutions and resources. The NBI wants to connect us so that blogging isn’t such a lonely thing.

What can I expect?

  • An audience: If you’re just getting started and you join the NBI, you’ll immediately have access to something most writers don’t: an immediate audience, ready to listen to what you have to say and to join your conversations.
  • Resources. With so many veterans lying around like sacks of loot, you have access to invaluable advice. Not sure what software to use? Want to know how to build your audience? Curious about how to make money from your work? Need to protect that work? We can help you find answers to these questions and more.
  • Mentoring. Sometimes we just need a personal advisor, someone who we can consistently talk to about blogging and who can help us grow.

There’s also community events from time to time. Since we’re an all volunteer organization, the main NBI event happens but once a year. However, members of the community host their own individual events and challenges throughout the year.

How can I participate as a supporter, mentor or other volunteer?

Check out this page.

Where do I sign-up?

First, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr or RSS. That will keep you informed. Next go Here.

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