A long time ago now I posted a thread about the TS blog I set up, and asked if anyone wanted to contribute / help. Unfortunately, the response was pretty much zero. So here I am again, posting the same question to you all, to see if anyone on here would like to help contribute in one way shape or form.
What is it?
www.cnctiberiansun.wordpress.com is a blog dedicated to Tiberian Sun. It was set up to:
- Boost search traffic for TS-related keywords
- Help people get online with TS
- Give new players tips and advice on how to improve
So how is it doing?
It's doing ok actually... remarkably so when you consider that I've barely touched it in over a year now. Check out this screenshot of stats taken today:
tsblog.png 81.95KB 284 downloads
Obviously the last few days have been a little busier than normal as I posted about the blog over on 'the other place', but as you can see there is a steady stream of traffic. Typically, this blog will lead to 1-2 downloads of Tiberian Sun per day. Users will also typically either come to here, or to the 'other place'. I am sure you will agree, that is pretty good going!
So what do I need?
Well as you can see, the theme is just a standard wordpress theme, which is rather lacking and not very 'ts-related'. If anyone would like to design a wordpress theme for me, that would be really appreciated.
I also need contributors. Now I'm not necessarily just looking for the 'top players' to write, and you don't even have to do this on your own. You're not even obliged to write regularly, though if you do think you might like to contribute on a regular basis I'd love to hear from you. Content really is down to you. I can set you up as an official 'author', or I can post text on your behalf if you'd prefer. Content would be vetted by me (proofed, and checked for not being inflamatory), and would then go 'live'. Hopefully this would then stir up comment discussion which in turn would help raise the blog's profile. The higher the profile, the more people downloading Tiberian Sun, the more people playing the game you all love!
So what sort of content do you want?
Content can be anything related to TS or the TS community. This could include:
- Tactics discussions
- Written video analysis
- Map making tutorials
- Memories from ton2 days
- Community discussion
- Thoughts on the future of TS
- Tips and tricks
- Build orders
I'm also keen to resurrect my player 'spotlight' feature. It's very simple: simply answer a couple of questions, and provide a few screenshots, and you will get your very own 'claim to fame' on the TS blog. To see the spotlight I put together with Mike aka 'FakeMammy', visit here: http://cnctiberiansun.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/player-spotlight-miketehmaster/
I'd like to get involved... what now?
If after reading this post you think you might be able to help, or you just want to find out more, please send me a PM! I work quite a lot, but I will do my very best to reply as soon as I can.