I had a goofy idea. Maybe it’s just one of those “drunken thoughts”; maybe it could work — maybe it’s stupid.
File this under the category “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
One weekend, a collaborative blog. Anyone that pre-registers can post. It’s an orgy of gaming in whatever game you choose. The objective is … a stream of conciousness on your gaming experiences for the weekend.
Not a grilled cheese blog (i.e. Dear Diary, Today I killed a raptor. I looted some raptor meat.), but rather a Dagwood Sandwich blog (i.e. why in the hell did They, meaning the Collective Developer They, think that THIS was a good idea?). Not that posts should only involve sandwiches: humorous posts, observational posts, conceptual posts, screenshot posts … all good. In fact, anything would go … except shameless referral spam like prego-women-that-love-gamers.com.
I’d be willing to host the blog, do the rudimentary setup and would maintain order during the weekend. I’d need some volunteers to spread the word and help with the setup/admin/planning, and, of course, participation would be critical: bloggers and non-bloggers alike would be welcome … hell, even Insiders could join in … although I realize that gaming and writing about gaming on the weekend might not be their (meaning the Collective Developer Their) idea of fun.
Some guidelines I considered: Copyrights reserved to the author; Commenting “off” to encourage actual posting but I’ll approve new authors during the weekend as I tab out of my game; Console and PC games alike are welcome; No drinking for Foton (should be obvious why that would be a good idea); Any and all that love the medium and sometimes have ideas (they don’t have to be “good”) are welcome; We’d open the blog on Wednesday night with guidelines for the upcoming weekend and posters could start with a short gaming bio (pen names are kosher — heh) or an LFG post, blah blah.
Quantity may be quality in this context — post it all!
Seeking input, including “Goddamn, that would be boring” type input.
Seems New and Different to me, and I’m a big fan of New and Different.