One of the biggest challenges to any gaming blog is being unique. By definition you’re dealing with mediums that aren’t the most original things to ever exist. You’re reviewing the same things that everyone else is and you’re struggling to convince viewers that they should follow your blog and no one else’s. With that in mind, there are four major ways to stand out from the pack that you should take up. Implement all four and you’re going to turn your blog into the thing to talk about.
Put in More Personality
Gamer blogs are known for being loud, proud, and crude. You might not be able to compete in that department but there are lots of other ways to make each blog uniquely yours. You have something that most people don’t have, whether that’s your amazing ability to imitate accents, your sense of humor, or the fact that your PHD in physics means that you can tear this game apart. Whatever you have going for you that makes you you, slap that all over your blog. Never be afraid of being too much; go big or go home.
Put in More Topical News
This might sound counterintuitive, but you don’t get to stand out by ignoring what everyone else is talking about. You’re not going to look interesting and different, you’re going to look out of the loop. You have to make sure that you’re on the ball with new, fresh content day in and day out. You don’t have to pour a ton of time into this fresh content, either. It has to be just enough that it’s going to keep your blog up to date and then you can fill in the gaps with other work that underscores the personality that you’re cultivating.
Put in More in Depth Study
Too many gaming blogs only focus on the next big thing. If you want to stand out you have to put in the hours. This means that you’re going to have to go through one game for a set number of hours a week and keep updating your thoughts and posts about it at least until you’ve done most of the quest ines. Will this take a long time? Sure. But it’s going to pay off in the long run because you’re offering your readers something that they’re not going to get just anywhere.
Put in More Input from Viewers
People love to be able to interact with everyone. This means that people love to have their favorite bloggers talk back to them. If you’re not sure exactly what you’re supposed to do, have a segment where you just answer questions. This level of engagement is going to make your readers (most of whom will keep track of several different blogs, at least initially) feel like they can really connect and relate to you more than other blogs. You’re going to break down the barrier between the blog runner and yourself so that you can respond on their level.