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SilentSnake
02-05-2011, 05:13 PM
It's been brought up in the freelance thread a bunch, so I figured it could use its own thread.

Basically, I cut my writing teeth on Bitmob before I got freelance work. It's a great way to both get your stuff out there for people to see and to see if your stuff is up to snuff enough to hang on the front page. Here's my portfolio and profile (http://www.bitmob.com/silentsnake) if you're curious.

Also happening right now is the Best Articles of 2010 (http://bitmob.com/articles/the-bitmob-community-awards-2010) awards. I happen to be nominated for two! My monthly RPG column (http://www.bitmob.com/mobfeed?tag=30-days-of-rpgs) is up for Best On-Going Series and my NES Anniversary (http://www.bitmob.com/articles/25-years-of-8-bit-the-significance-of-the-nes) piece is up for Best Retro Article. Sooo...if you want to help a brother out, I won't stop you. Actually, I'm up against another Talking Tyrant in the retro category, with Moirae's Out of this World piece (http://bitmob.com/articles/one-button-to-rule-them-all). So go with your heart on that one.

Anyways, talk about Bitmob here, both writing and reading I guess.

Balrog
02-05-2011, 07:48 PM
I'm steady boosting right now.

Willm
02-05-2011, 08:01 PM
I remember creating a Bitmob account back when it first launched. It sounded like a great idea (because it is!) but I quickly found that I don't have enough free time to consistently write articles for the site. I'd love to contribute to see if my articles would be good enough to garner attention, but even now most of my "free writing time" is spent working on articles for Gamespite Quarterly.

In general, how many articles to you tend to put on Bitmob a month?

Also, definitely boosted. I really liked the NES Anniversary article.

Balrog
02-05-2011, 08:18 PM
Also, I thought this (http://www.bitmob.com/articles/making-money-in-xbox-360-indie-game-development-is-it-possible) was an interesting article if you're curious about making money doing Xbox Live Indie Games.

The answer is you don't, really.

Merus
02-05-2011, 10:34 PM
to see if your stuff is up to snuff enough to hang on the front page

Does that really happen, though? In my experience, every time I write an article, whether or not it's any good, it's completely ignored. (A lot of the reason I like writing for Gamespite is that I don't have to worry about finding an audience for what I write.)

SilentSnake
02-05-2011, 10:59 PM
In general, how many articles to you tend to put on Bitmob a month?

Well, since I got freelance work, I haven't really been putting stuff up there besides maintaining my RPG column and a couple of projects I started before I got freelance work. But before that I was averaging about four a month.

Does that really happen, though? In my experience, every time I write an article, whether or not it's any good, it's completely ignored. (A lot of the reason I like writing for Gamespite is that I don't have to worry about finding an audience for what I write.)

Well, their entire staff is tasked with combing through every single article that comes through there, so yes, I'd say so. You do tend to need to have an interesting or topical angle, but in general if you're writing is sound, it should get noticed.

Moirae
02-06-2011, 09:00 AM
I didn't even know I was nominated! I'll have to read the NES anniversary article immediately. I'm sure it's fantastic and deserves to win.

Here's my profile page (http://bitmob.com/dmbanahan) if anyone is interested in reading my other article. I've only written two, but they were both promoted to the front page, so it does happen. My second one actually caused a lot of discussion in the comments- which surprised the hell out of me. Bitmob is an interesting place.

Whether you get to the front page or not, it's a great place to cut your teeth and get experience. I never expected to get to the front page either time- just getting on the mobfeed and getting page views is a plus- and you have an instant games writing portfolio to send people to anytime.

I'd encourage everyone to give it a shot. I'm not even a gamespite writer, so if i can make it to the front absolutely anyone can. Hope you get the award SS!

SilentSnake
02-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Awww, don't do that. You have every chance of winning, too. You're in the lead right now in the public voting!

Moirae
02-06-2011, 09:59 AM
You're right, what am I thinking? This is Talking Time! Here we fight to the death.

I ask you Talking Time, do not vote for the man who has moderated these good forums for so long, befriended you, and made podcasts for you. Vote for the man who lurked here for four years, has never played a Persona game, and thinks Out of this World is better at telling a story without words than Super Metroid.

http://exophase.com/images/misc/Final_Fight_Cody.png

(I call dibs on being the one with the knife.)

The-Bavis
02-07-2011, 11:25 AM
I've tried to get an account there twice and never get their e-mail. I've done the usual - spam check, unblock, etc. I need to pursue this further, but then I forget... which bodes well for writing output to the site, no?

EDIT: I'm in! (ur site riteing ur rticklz!! - Nah, that's dumb.)

Moirae
06-22-2011, 07:28 AM
Thread resurrected! My story about Ocarina of Time 3D just made the front page. Help a Tyrant out!

http://bitmob.com/articles/i-dont-wanna-grow-up-the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-3d