I just wanted to give a quick thank you to the folks at the RPG Bloggers Network. Since joining, not only have I seen an increase in traffic, but as I've statede before, I've found some excellent discussion on some blogs I otherwise may not have frequented. Checking the network feed has been giving me a great pick-and-choose daily dose of craft talk, old-school revival, GM tips, recent reviews, and table talk. They're responsive on the technical and administrative side of things, interested in the social networking side of the endeavor, and I'm excited to see where they head from here.
Make no mistake: I love visiting the message boards I frequent, but I find that the quality of writing and coverage on gaming blogs continues to skyrocket. A lot of discussion you won't find anywhere else goes on in gaming blogs; a lot of interesting issues get treatment they might not otherwise get, and there's event and convention coverage galore! Obviously, the format has its own challenges, but a lot of the good conversation and articles in our hobby are out there now on some blogs. From Grongnardia to Jeff's Gameblog to the ChattyDM, I firmly believe there's a gaming blog out there for everyone.
I do hope this network continues to grow, that folks continue to read, and that the doubters take a peek to see just what a high level of excellence many of these blogs have attained. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I think more and more important discourse, interviews, discussion, and coverage of the hobby will continue to gravitate to the RPG blogging community as they refine and hone their craft (and hopefully avoid the "edition wars" that have really shaken some of more prominent RPG forums out there). The RPG Bloggers Network shows how much talent is out there, and just what it may be capable of.