Syp, the fellow who runs Bio Break and who spearheaded this whole Newbie Blogger Initiative, has a great summary post of the proceedings thisaway:
There are a lot of new blogs and plenty of advice floating around thanks to this bit of blogging fertilization. I’ll probably make a post sometime in the next few weeks about some of my new favorites. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and participating.
If I might offer one final bit of pithy advice, it would be this:
Not “do well”, since it’s not about your quality of writing. Do good.
It’s not enough just to follow Wheaton’s Rule and “don’t be a dick“, though that’s a good start. Make your contribution to the world something that will make it (and you) better.
As a corollary, when the temptation to rant or indulge in flame wars with trolls inevitably rears its head, resist. That doesn’t mean you let them win. Your blog is your corner of the internet where you’re a near-sovereign and you can delete comments from people who don’t understand common courtesy. But even if you run a Wild West saloon of a place, where anything and everything goes, don’t let yourself fall into the trap of fighting. You can’t cure stupid, you can’t fix jerks, you can’t correct the internet.
Save your righteous crusader energy for something you can actually fix and do good with. This blogging thing isn’t worth the stress of dealing with idiots. Spend your most precious time with your family and friends. (Remembering that you can make friends online, certainly.)
Edited to add: Bastion is part of the newest Humble Bundle… complete with soundtrack! Seriously, that’s a sweet deal, and you get some other good games along with it like LIMBO and Psychonauts. I cannot recommend Bastion enough, for both the game and the music.
Ooh, a nice live performance of a pair of the songs… very cool. I’m a fan of acoustic performances. That’s where you really see how much talent (or not) the artists have.