It's never too late to do something nice for someone else. You just might make their day! And given how many folks are in the pre-Cataclysm slump, we could all use some good cheer, yes? Luckily, it takes no more brain or physical energy to do something nice than it does to snark or bitch and moan in our blogs. And thus, I give you today's list:
- Add someone new to your blog roll.
That's right. That neglected list on your blog's homepage with links to blogs that haven't updated in half a year? the one that doesn't actually reflect who you read and retweet on a regular basis? You don't have to prune the dead weight to add links to some newer reads. And it's guaranteed to bring a grin to that blogger's face the next time they visit your blog.
- Stop lurking! Start commenting!
You don't even have to have something witty to say. Or anything significant to add to the conversation. Just say hello. Tell a blogger that the content made you laugh, or that you could relate. Just take the plunge and start some dialogue.
- Raise your hand to do something for your guild.
By now, your officers and GM are probably wincing under the strain of burnout and could use a hand. You can volunteer to help moderate your guild forums, or to organize the bank, or schedule alt runs, or to throw a social event. Most guild leadership teams appreciate the offer of a fresh pair of hands wanting to help out.
- Inject some fun into your next guild event.
Whether you raid or hang out in a social guild, the next time you get everyone together for an event, inject some fun. Examples: set out a small feast and turn everyone tiny. Bust out those leftover Halloween wands and turn everyone into ninjas and pirates. Share your sandbox tiger toy with your group, and watch folks take turns riding that adorable playground toy. Have naked unarmed dueling matches. Start a new raiding tradition. Or just bombard people with leather balls. The point is — try to find a way to inject some fun into the day, in a way that's true to you and the spirit of the guild.
- Just say yes.
It's easier to say no when someone is asking for help in G. Or when someone suggests running a retro raid. Or doing any number of other activities that were not on your list of things you could do while standing around in Dalaran chatting. But try saying yes the next time someone asks for help or tries to get a group together to do For the Horde! You never know — you just might even have some fun while doing it.
7 thoughts on “Friday Five: Five Good WoW Deeds You Can Do Today”
Well, I already added 2 new blogs to my blogroll today 🙂 Hmm other than that.. I am an officer in my guild so if any of my guildies want to make something fun I think that would be better! I’m trying my best to keep people interested in showing up for raids !
To get myself out of the slump I’ve re-rolled some new horde chars to see the world from a different perspective (I haven’t been horde properly since vanilla) and it’s actually turning out to be a lot of fun 🙂
I added you on twitter — always nice to meet more WoW bloggers!
I was burnt out on WoW last Winter when I picked up my horde shadow priest fulltime and that totally got me back into the game. Seeing the game from the other side is almost like playing a new game in some aspects.
I always like to keep my blogroll updated. Will admit, I’m slacking on the main one, but the blogroll in my sidebar I change around quite a lot, have updated it quite recently in fact with the big changes I made in my game and on my blog 🙂
I’m biased, clearly, but huzzah! Always happy to see another declared shadow priest main out there and blogging.
It’s a pet peeve to go to a blog, and peruse their blog roll, and click through on something that looks interesting, only to find it’s a blog that was abandoned at the start of the expansion. I’ve found a number of good reads from browsing other folks’ blog rolls, so that missed opportunity always bums me out. Twitter is nice for that sort of stumbling upon a blog too since so many folks share posts that way at least.
Hehe, I’ve noticed there aren’t many Shadow Priest bloggers about, very strange coming away from Hunter blogging! Lucky every one of them is an awesome read though 🙂
And definitely, I love finding new blogs from other people’s blogrolls, a few from BA members, commentors, blogs that have been recommended by other bloggers, and I tend to check out blogs of people who follow me on twitter too, to see what kind of person is stalking 😉 Of course, my reader is pretty impossible to keep up on with around 200 feeds in it but I read certain posts first. But yeah I’ve always kept my sidebar blogroll up to date and I know what you mean.
Just say yes is a good idea here. It would be nice if guildies did more activities like that together rather than hiding and pretending they are afk.
I totally agree. I’m in a stage of Alliance burn out right now and having a blast on a horde server. Changing things up by going back to your roots can be a real delight!