When I first started my blog, I spent a couple of days hours Googling for “Druid blog” and “Druid warcraft blog.” At that time, I was only able to find Amanna’s Adventures in Azeroth, a great blog that directed me to a handful of other Druid blogs. At my most recent count, there are more than twenty-five Druid blogs. They’re pretty well-distributed among our different talent specs, too, with the majority being Feral, but several Restoration, and a handful of Balance.
While I don’t actively participate in the blog communities for other classes (although I devotedly read several Priest blogs), it seems like the online community of Druid bloggers has exploded. This is good and bad. On the one hand, most of the Druids who write are generous and friendly people, citing each other’s articles and information as valuable to their own visitors. On the other … that’s a LOT of blogs to keep up with! I used to spend probably an hour every day trying to visit every blog to see who had updated. But I found that once I got in the “visit, visit, visit” mode, I was less inclined to actually “read, read, read.” Which is when I discovered Google Reader, a web application that lets you collect multiple RSS-based subscriptions in one place.
Google Reader tells you how many unread posts there are for those sites you’ve elected to watch (by subscribing to their RSS feeds) and lets you browse through a simplified version of said posts. You can even organize your watched blogs into labels (I have one for each spec of Druid, one for Priests, one for “Other WoW Blogs”, and even one for my favorite web comics). This has reduced the time I spend looking for updates tremendously and lets me spend that time actually reading the work of other authors. If you’re like me and keep up with several different blogs, Google Reader can probably save you a lot of time, too.
And on that note, I won’t feel so guilty about innundating you with yet more excellent blogs, ones I’ve recently discovered myself that you may find worthy of a bookmark or RSS subscription:
- Magna’s Generic Sounding Druid Blog
Don’t let the name or less than eye-popping aesthetics fool you; this is a great blog for a couple of reasons: 1) she’s a Resto Druid whose guild is currently in Black Temple and 2) her writing is both interesting and insightful. I look forward to keeping up with this one!
- Zanderfin’s WoW “Casual” Raiding
An interesting focus for a blog, Zanderfin of Bronzebeard writes of all things raid-related. And he does so in an intelligent and thoughtful manner! “Hardcore” never seemed less appealing.
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