The King is Dead

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Savage Backslapping - Edited

You know what the OD&D OSR has on us Savages?  A vibrant, communal blogosphere.

I know that Savage Worlds has a passionate fanbase and that the Pinnacle forums are super-busy, but there's something about the authorial voice of a blog that stirs my interest far more than forums do.  Maybe it's just that I've always been kind of a lone wolf, but whatever it is, I like blogs way more than forums.

Because of that, I'm making it my mission to support my fellow Savage Bloggers.  You've all been kind enough to give our clumsy, stunted blog over 300 pageviews in the few weeks since Robin and I started it, so I'm going to make sure I leave comments on every blog post that comes in over the Savage Bloggers Network.  I won't always manage it on the same day they're posted, but I'll try.

(Also, I'll get the SB Network and the component blogs added to my blogroll, I swear.)

Salut!

EDITED TO ADD: Crap.  Don't mix blogging and absinthe.  By "vibrant, communal blogosphere" I meant "blogosphere where we constantly leave comments for each other and build our community."  Have you ever seen the comments Grognardia or Jeff's Game Blog get?  I did not mean to impugn the Savage Worlds blogosphere for a lack of creative vibrancy.  You guys are awesome and create awesome stuff.  We should just tell each other more often.

7 comments:

  1. I hear you when you say we don't have a big blog community. We ran our blog at Apathy for a while, and there were a few consistent posters, but the community really is in the Pinnacle forums. In truth, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it.

    Still, I won't begrudge you your goal. Keep on posting, and let us see what becomes of it.

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  2. The decline of the Apathy blog is precisely why I'm making this effort. I'm just as guilty as anyone about that. Sorry I never left any replies there myself! I miss you guys!

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  3. What Jeff said. And just because I don't always leave a comment, doesn't mean that I haven't enjoyed your post.

    I'm digging your blog, looking forward to more and promise that I'll try to comment more often :)

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  4. You know, that's a very worthwhile goal...for my part, I am just so insanely busy that I can barely keep my blog updated at times, much less track everything that comes over the Savage Blogger's Network...=/

    Heck, I can usually only skim the forums in between comic scripts, editing work and the day job. I DO try to monitor everything that comes over my blogroll, though, even if I don't always have something to say.

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    1. Well, I haven't been able to keep to it despite my lighter load. It does seem like there's been a greater instance of comment-leaving and other back-and-forth between Savage blogs since I wrote this post, but that's probably because the Savage blogosphere has finally begun to reach the same maturity and diversity as the OSR rather than any action on my part -- and The Most Unread Blog on the Internet Ever is a big contributor to that maturity. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sean,
    We just put a shout out to you at the end of our Blog today with an encouraging refernce to the Regency/Gothic setting idea. http://rptroll.blogspot.com/2012/05/felicia-day-wielding-chainsaw.html
    Turns our Felicia day had 2 Pride and Prejudice references in her Flog including the Lizzie Bennet diaries on YouTube. The diaries aren't gamer fare but gets the Jane Austen vibe in a youthful context.
    Keep Savage!

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