June 30, 2009

Burning Question - Questions from the Questing GM

Last sunday, this blog just reached its first year and it has been quite a bumpy ride along the way. This blog first started simply as a simple place to drop rants and ramblings about gaming as an Asian gamer but after joining the RPG Bloggers Network, I've added features to try and find my own voice from the distinguished numbers of bloggers that have far better content than mine.

Since then, I've managed to fill up my weekly schedule and have been trying to meet them consistently so that you, my readers, have always something to look for from the Questing GM.

Here's the basic schedule that I'm working with at the moment and for the benefit of my readers who don't know what I'm doing:
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Word of Wizards (reports of any news posted on the Wizards' site)

  • Tuesdays: Burning Question (a weekly question for readers to answer and share their opinions)

  • Thursday: {Quest Log} (a weekly slot for me to share my ramblings or experiences related with gaming and other miscellaneous content that does not fit in other features)

  • Saturday: Word of Wizards Weekly Roundup (weekly compilation of all Word of Wizards posted that week)

  • Sunday: Questing's Readings (a link list of all the blog posts from the RPG Bloggers Network that I find interesting or recommend from that week)

While it can be stressful at times to try and make things interesting, I've always told myself that what I do is for the fun and my passion for RPGs and my readers. I hope you feel the same way too.

After a year, I need your help. I would like to hear some feedback on the features that you like or don't like from the Questing GM. Is there anything that I need to improve on or maybe there's something that I should remove entirely?

I would also want your thoughts on some plans that I'm thinking of implementing in the future.
  • Would you prefer me to turn Word of Wizards into a weekly feature or stick to my current schedule. It's not hard either way for me but I wonder if you find daily coverage on Wizards' news redundant to you?

  • Do you like the name Word of Wizards or prefer something else? I initially gave it that name as a deliberate play of WoW but I've received complaints that it is very misguiding and confusing, especially when I update it on my Twitter.

  • Any there any content that you would like to see me produce for the Questing GM? Encounters? Random plot hooks? Articles?

  • What, in your opinion, were the best content you've read on the Questing GM?

  • What do you think of the current schedule?

Any other general thoughts and comments of what you really think about the Questing GM, whether positive or negative and any changes that you might suggest to make your experience with the Questing GM better are also welcomed.

Thanks to all your support for the past year.


Ameron said...

I like the name Word of Wizards. I'd recommend limiting it to 1/week and I'd try to consolidate all of the posting into one, rather than a different article on each Wizards post.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the Questing's Readings. I've taken to using your recommendations more often than the RPGBN home page, trusting your view point as a filter system, letting only the best of the week through.

Plus, I grin like an idiot whenever you link to one of my posts.

- jatori

Questing GM said...

Hey Ameron,

Thanks! I'm considering not to do the daily coverage for each thing posted on the wizards site because sometimes I just don't have much to say about them. Maybe I'll just put a simple roundup on Saturday with all the links to whatever that is posted up that week and put my comments there.

Hey tenletter/jatori,

I'm glad that you actually find my Questing's Readings useful. It's one of my least popular features in terms of hits probably because most other bloggers have already read what I recommended to them. Though I would like to find out the real reason why.

I'm honored that you trust my judgment of a good blog post and I'll try to maintain my standards.

If I may ask, do you think that I should limit my Questing's Readings to a limited number of posts a week or you would rather have the floodgate opened at you?

Thanks for the comments, guys. Really appreciate them! By all means, keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

If you choose to have a shorter list, I'd expect a bit more of a write up on each link. Perhaps if you tie additional commentary to each link, you'll generate more traffic.

Maybe 5 top recommendations for the week, with more info attached, and a list of honourable mentions.

- j