User Help > Blogs
All accounts on HonestGamers include access to a blog, which you can use to share updates with your friends on the site. We've tried to make the entire process as simple as possible, but please look below if you need help managing your blog.
How much does a blog cost?
What sort of content can I post on my blog?
What content is prohibited on my blog?
How often should I post to my blog?
How do I submit a post?
How do I change my blog's appearance?
How do I apply for a PR blog?
Every account includes access to a single blog. And since accounts are free, you can create as many blogs as you like, provided you follow our guidelines.
You can post a wide variety of content. Keep in mind that unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise, content that you post to your blog may be promoted throughout the site, so it makes sense to post content that is likely to appeal to people who like video games. You can talk about upcoming games you'd like to play, share some news you saw at HonestGamers or elsewhere, discuss recent gaming accomplishments, or debate what a game's ending might have meant (don't forget the spoiler tags, though). Additionally, gamers are often interested in the latest movies, and some might like comics or anime or music. There are all sorts of possibilities!
In general, we ask that you avoid any content that:
You can post to your blog as often as you like, within reason. As long as you're contributing unique content, it's fine. Most people probably don't have anything to talk about that requires more than a couple of posts per day, and a lot of us don't post more than once every few weeks. Go with what feels natural, and pay attention to how your desired audience responds. If people regularly engage with the stuff you're posting, maybe find reasons to post even more often. If you're not getting the responses or feedback you expected, maybe post on other topics (or less frequently).
Make sure that you are signed into your HonestGamers account. From any page on the main site, click "Blogs" in the top bar, which will bring you to your blog. In the top bar on that page, you will find a "Submit" link that lets you submit content to your blog. You'll be able to fill out a form and then preview the post, before finalizing it so that it goes live on the site.
Make sure that you are signed into your HonestGamers account. From any page on the main site, click "Blogs" in the top bar, which will bring you to your blog. In the top bar on that page, you will find a "Settings" link that lets you change various settings. Here, you can change the overall color scheme, change your blog's banner, update the avatar that accompanies your posts, and even supply a background image to add extra personality to your blog's overall appearance.
Before applying for a PR blog, you should read this page for information about PR blogs on the site. Then, if you're certain you want a PR blog, you can follow the instructions on that page.
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