One of the best things that I love about Doom is the fact that the more I play it, the more I want to talk about it. In fact, I want to talk about it so much that I started a blog about it.
Now, if you think that’s awesome, wait, it get’s even better. I had so much stuff to say that I didn’t just start one blog, but several blogs. That’s how addicted I was to Doom, and that’s how much of my life it took up.
Now, you may be thinking that this is sad and that there’s a pathetic element to it, but believe me, I’m hardly alone. Because a lot of people find the game of Doom so rich, so significant, and so powerful that it impacts them in so many different levels. And this is why there are so many video game blogs out there.
Doom is just one game. There are blogs about Skyrim. There are many about Grand Theft Auto. The game Call of Duty has more than its fair share of blog followers. This applies across the board. In fact, I can’t even think of one game that is so pathetic, so sad and so worthless that it doesn’t have at least one blog dedicated to it.
Still, regardless of which video game blog you focus on, either exclusively or semi-exclusively, listen up. You have a serious problem on your hands. You might not even be aware of it, but let me do you the favor.
You have to understand that when you’re doing any kind of blogging, you really can’t depend on stock photos. First of all, stock photos can cost you an arm and a leg, especially if somebody sues you over the intellectual property rights of those photos.
Outside of that all too real possibility, most of the time, stock photos online don’t do justice to the specific emotional effect of your blog. Maybe you’re blogging about a specific topic that kind of involves a mood that you really can’t quite put your finger on.
Well, as you can well imagine, if you use a regular stock photo as a graphic header for that blog post, you’re probably not going to get your message across. It’s probably not going to be as clear as you’d like.
So do yourself a big favor, invest in properly searching for the very best free images. Because if you put in the time to do this correctly, people will reward you by developing a real true community around your content. How can they not?
Because whatever emotions, moods and states of mind you project through your writing, the free images that you use adequately channel that sentiment. And this leads to more people identifying with your blog.
This is how you become a brand. This is how you get a natural organic community to develop around your content.