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 Post subject: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Blog Name: Mommy Jenkins!!

Blog URL: mommyjenkins.wordpress.com

Blog Focus: World of Warcraft, general gaming and geekiness, juggling WoW with parenting and real life, utilizing WoW in life

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Other Information: I'm not sure if this is allowed (I promise I looked everywhere before posting) but my blog isn't so much based on WoW as it is WoW finding a way into my blog on a constant basis. Sometimes, I don't have a single Azerothian reference in a post! And sometimes a post is entirely made up of things related to WoW. In a way, it's a gaming/nerdy-themed parenting blog. So, if that's okay, then hi! And if not-- which I totally understand-- I'll delete this post and hope I can just be a useful contributor to this community :)

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 Post subject: Re: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Hello, and welcome!

Now, I have taken a look at your blog. I notice that it is very far from WoW-orientated musings (Not a dig at content). However, not being one to dismiss, if a larger amount of content is related to the game we love in some way, then I see no reason to extend the welcome :D

Mean, we have a number of WoW Gaming-Parents in the community, so your not alone!

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 Post subject: Re: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Oh I totally understand and why I wanted to ask! lol Not really sure at this point if more of my content is going to be WoW-related; my next post is but after that is up in the air, thanks to writer's block. :D Um... Should I delete this post, then?

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 Post subject: Re: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:48 am 
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Considering how many gamers play games other than WoW, you may still find interested readers here. If you're looking to get to know the vast (and friendly!) WoW blogging community, stick around! If at some point you find your blog is too infrequently about WoW you can always remove your post.

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 Post subject: Re: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Toriah,

Just think of how many WoW players there are that also are parents. Perhaps that can be a vast source of material to draw upon. There are several highly respected bloggers in the WoW community that have news borns, and another voice is always welcome. The very fact you were lead to Blog Azeroth and posted your intro means there is at least a desire to engage on a common level. Do not get overwhelmed, remember to take it all in one post at a time.

Personally I have two kiddos in real life, but my blog is primarily a creative story being told with a growing base of other players becoming a part of the story over time. But for the most part they are seperate, till I can think how to write them in.

You might be inclided to discuss how a kid in diapers can lead to a massive wipe (good play on words) or simply express the difficulty in finding time to play alongside being a parent. Whatever you decide there are numerous ways to tie everything together.

So simply stated, welcome to BA.

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 Post subject: Re: Toriah the Mom of "Mommy Jenkins!!"
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Thank you very much! And, Draccus, thank you for your input and comment! I really do appreciate it.

I will keep all of these things in mind as I develop my blog and, eventually, discover the angle I want to take the content as a whole. I'll probably be lurking about and snooping around for ideas and inspiration. Again, I just wanted to say thanks for the advice and, also, for putting up with my noobiness. /blush Never felt this shy about introducing myself for a while! lol

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Toriah,

Here you are already posting great cross-WoW material that expounds upon the educational and entertainment value we have in this beloved game. Your latest article, http://mommyjenkins.wordpress.com/2011/ ... urriculum/, is a wonderful read and timely insight how parents can use the simplistic aspects of the game to teach lessons to our children.

The whole time I was reading this article I was recalling when I had my little girl sitting on my lap and she thought my Winged Guardian looked like Aslan and wanted to just have me fly him around and pan the camera angle. There have been many times when I would have to /afk for a second to help with our other kid or the Mrs needed help and I would return to the desk to see her pressing the spacebar to watch my Night Elf doing flips and jumping up and down.

What I liked so much about your article that I had to share with my wife, a fellow gamer, is how we can capture those small moments to teach them spacial orientation, directional awareness, counting skills, or simply how fun a game can be.

We are raising another generation of gamers. We might as well do so intentionally with the purpose that they can transfer those experiences in the real world to help them become a well round person.

Keep up the good work.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Welcome to BA! :) You're not required to be in a monogamous relationship with Azeroth to join the community! There are a ton of parent-gamers out there, and I'm sure you'll find a lot of interest.

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