I should be packing... But I wanted to pop in and just send out a big welcome to all of the new, 'newish' and returning bloggers who participated in the NBI! I took some time yesterday evening to go over to as many as I could and drop a line to say hello. I know how it is when you first start out and it can feel pretty lonely, at times you wonder if anyone is reading. They will! Give it time.
Lots of really interesting blogs too! Some have a special direction or revolve around certain games, others are more general like mine. Variety is the spice of life, great to see so many different ideas. I'll be keeping tabs on the list over there on the forums to visit everyone who participates.
If I have to type in one more word verification I think I might scream, lol. Consider moderating comments so you don't turn people away. My spam filter catches most spam links and you can also set it to moderate any comments on posts older than 'X' days. I don't get tons and so I don't bother moderating them, in the past I did, you just have to keep up with it. I can see on my phone if I have any new comments, so that helps me keep tabs.
Be yourself, have fun and try different things. Pump out some posts, get your thoughts out there! You will find that with time your writing and thoughts may change direction, it's all part of the growing process. Stretch your wings and fly ;) Tell us more about you, it doesn't have to be personal, give us an idea who your persona is, why you started or what your goals are. I think those are the posts I enjoyed the most. I don't know any of these people so it was interesting to read those who had an introduction. It helps the reader associate you and your work. More of a mental painting of the writer to make more of an impression. In time people will remember you for your writing but for something like the NBI this can help.
Anyhow, I wanted to just send out a hello and a big WELCOME to everyone who participated! If you're still on the fence, take a leap, give it a try!