Want a Free Guest Post?

You bloggers work hard. Wouldn’t you like a day off from all the thinking and the writing? Here’s your chance. I am willing to write you one guest post on any topic of your choice. All you have to do is give me a topic (yes, any topic you like), an approximate word count, and an email address to send to (Blog URL helps too so I can link it back here when I’m done). I’m going to cap it at the first 20 requests or so I get either via comments or contacts.

What’s the catch?

Absolutely nothing.

Why am I doing it?

Guys, I’m in a rut. It’s like hitting the accelerator and feeling the wheels spin but the car is staying the same. You’re only getting yourself deeper in snow and not moving. This isn’t writers block mind you. That’s like running out of gas and a busted engine block. What I’m hoping to get out of this is that a guest post for someone else might spark something else for me later on down the road.

So say you? Are you willing to help me by letting me help you?

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.


  1. Derevka and I would love a guest post from you….the holidays put us over our heads, and we enjoy your site and writings.

    When it comes to PVP as a priest (or any other healer) I’m clueless. I don’t pvp at all. I know numerous readers do, and I would love to have something to link or reference people on our site when they ask about PVP healing specs.

    Another idea in the works (and I don’t know if this is something that interests you), is we’ve tossed some things around about how cloth healers are at a disadvantage in DKP guilds. While holy pallies, resto druids and resto shamans have almost no competition on armor pieces, priests get to fight nail, tooth and claw not only with each other (Disc, holy and shadow) but with mages, warlocks and even boomkins. This leaves us at a severe disadvantage when bidding on teir tokens, trinkets, weapons, ect. We’ve tossed around some ideas and solutions, but was wondering if anyone else had a take on it.

    We’ve also been planning a “Dual Healing specs and you” post. Many priests, derv and I included, run both a disc and holy spec & forgo a token DPS spec, and we were going to explore that, namely the benefit and flexibility it offers, as well as obvious downsides.

    Any of these topics would be great – if you have an idea too we would love to hear it. No word count required – you could probably draw in crayon and we would love it. Let us know if any of that interests you!

    Avalonna & Derevka

    • @avalonna: Any of those in particular that you want to hear my take about? You’ve given me lots of stuff to choose from. (Hint: Pick one for me that you think would be right up my alley). I haven’t PvP’d in a long time and I don’t take is as competitively as I used to. I do happen to run a Disc and Holy dual spec myself (2 x healing). On the other hand, the loot one’s a good take. I used to be in a DKP guild myself and went through the exact same thing (which is why I changed loot systems when I formed my own).

      @Dechion: Figures someone comes after my Achilles heel by requesting something on Shadow. I’ll see what I can do ^^

  2. Hmm, tempting.

    I could really use something on how a player new to shadow priesting should go about getting into entry level raiding (either fresh to 80 or a healer that just bought a second spec).

    Assuming your interested of course, wordcount would be up to you. I have posts anywhere from 300 to 3000 words, it depended on what it took to get the point across.
    .-= Dechion´s last blog ..Wow what a sale =-.

  3. Mwahahahaha.

    I would like a shadow priest’s guide to holy off-spec. Specifically:

    1) Badge gear worth grabbing
    2) What should be on the action bar and in what priority should it be used
    3) Easiest raids for getting your feet wet
    .-= candy´s last blog ..Friday Five: Five WoW Improvements for Which I am Grateful =-.

  4. I would love to have you guest post on A Rogue’s Tale, and certainly break yourself out of a rut.

    Post count is very flexible, I would say my average post is about 300.

    As for the subject, I would love to hear a healers perspective on prioritizing heals. To be more specific, in PuG raids at least, it seems that after the tanks, melee DPS tend to be less of a priority for the healers than ranged. This is only an observation of course, but I would love to hear from a raid healer on this. Does melee, as a general rule, take priority over melee, when all things are equal (DPS, and fight mechanics) simply for reasons of survival-ability?

    I would appreciate very much hearing from you on this subject!

    A Rogue’s Tale

  5. I’ve been thinking of doing a small series that focuses on the reasons people choose to play the classes they do (somewhat of a set of case studies in the psychology/philosophy of various types of players). I have not had a chance to formalize any further details, but if it seems interesting perhaps a joint venture could work?

    As to length, well, no restrictions. If it only takes one sentence that’s fine. If it takes a small novel that’s fine.

    I do have a few other ideas as well if the topic isn’t one you would be interested in. Simply send me a message if you choose to and we can come up with something that will work well.
    .-= Byaghro´s last blog ..An Intro and Server Move: Prognosis Says Hello =-.

  6. Matticus,

    A guest post would be awesome. My blog is all about the things “Your raid leader wants to tell you but won’t!” How about a post covering what you expect from what you would like to see from those you are healing. You do an awesome job of teaching healers, how about this time you teach the recipients of those heals a lttle something? You could break it up into tanks, dps (ranged and melee) and other healers.

    I would say 300-500 words would be good.

    Cozmo D
    .-= Cozmo D´s last blog ..Baiting Goblins =-.

  7. This is an amazing idea Matt! I sent you an email πŸ™‚
    .-= Euripides´s last blog ..Podcast Topics! =-.

  8. What an offer, wow. I’d be very interested in more on your thoughts on leadership; see Lodur’s recent post & my comment there. Where does a leader turn when the unexpected and very touchy issue arises? Right there in the moment, no deferral, no guidelines to turn to, in front of raid members and officers, etc. I’m fascinated by issues of integrity, more than just authority, and how hard doing the right thing can be in challenging situations. Risks you’ve taken, mistakes you’ve made, etc.

    Any reasonable length…up to 2000 words, more if it’s really good! πŸ™‚
    .-= Paolo´s last blog ..Q&A: Matron =-.

  9. What a great idea to get yourself back in the swing — required writing assignments πŸ™‚
    .-= Windsoar´s last blog ..Happy Holiday! =-.

  10. Feel free to cover next week’s Encrypted Text for me… πŸ™‚

  11. Since you have experience with the DKP issue, I would LOVE to hear your take on it, especially if you have ways to…..level the playing field with the DKP system, for lack of a better term?

    Any adjustments, ideas. & even different loot approaches and your take on it on it all would be greatly appreciated.

    Avalonna & Derevka

  12. A raid leader’s/healer perspective on women in raiding would be very interesting, especially since you are a male healing guru, which sort of flies in the convention of “female healers” – we focus on magecraft and feminism. πŸ˜‰

  13. Maybe a male’s perspective on doing a typically “female” role.

  14. Aren’t you already…


  15. I just started my own healing blog. It’s so fresh it still just got the first “here I am” post. Then you come along with an offer like this. If there ever was one i’d be honored to have a guest post from. I’d love to hear your view on starting a healing blog, what was your thoughts and ideas about blogging back then, the fear of asking “what do you think?” in a post and get 0 comments. Perhaps some fun memory from your blogging career. What would you tell a fresh healblogger.
    .-= Uskan´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  16. Matt, I would be absolutely honored if you were to write a guest post for my blog We Fly Spitfires (URL: http://blog.weflyspitfires.com)! πŸ™‚

    My idea for an article is very simple and entitled “Why Healing Is Fun”.

    It’s a very basic, open question but I’d really love to hear you thoughts on it. As someone who always plays tanks, I personally find healing quite dull and I’d enjoy hearing why you get the kick out of being a Priest and what motivates you to keep logging in. Is it actually the gameplay of healing or the social rewards that drive you for instance?

    500 words would do the trick πŸ™‚

    Feel free to contact me at blog (at) weflyspitfires.com if you’re interested! πŸ™‚

    Thanks again!
    .-= We Fly Spitfires´s last blog ..Five Things That EQ2 Does Better Than WoW =-.

  17. Wow I must have hit my head when typing. It should have read

    How about a post covering what you expect from those you are healing. More specifically what would like to see them doing (or not doing).
    .-= Cozmo D´s last blog ..Baiting Goblins =-.

  18. We’re grappling with this dilemma in our guild at the moment.

    Fresh 80’s. Do we have them do 10 Naxx to get a feel for raiding, or do we have them head straight to emblem quartermaster’s and “purchase” their purples from Heroics running? We want geared people, but at what expense? No raid experience but descent gear? Or raid experience with 10 Naxx gear (which can be replaced so easily).

  19. Hi Matticus, I twitted you suggesting you could do one for me on any topic, including the price of fish in Australia… But I’ve thought again.

    So while I won’t stop you sending anything my way, I would like to know…

    Why Priest?
    Why not Mage, or Shaman (or any other class you choose, bbut those two relate to Armaggedons Coming, so that’s a good place to start).

    If that doesn’t work for you, how about:
    how do you know you WoW (in all of it’s forms, playing, researching, blogging, reading, Blizzconing etc) too much ?

    Gnomer and Out!
    .-= Gnomeaggedon´s last blog ..I think that went alright… =-.

  20. Hello Matticus,

    I have reconsidered the guest post topic I wrote of above (unless of course something has already been drafted) because truthfully it’s very suggestive and the idea was bred from a series of very odd PuG raids I have been in lately that truly are away from the norm.

    I have done very little in the way of 25 man content, preferring to run 10 man raids whenever possible. Having played a Priest from launch until late TBC, I have always had an affinity for running with a Priest as our main healer. I still hold a special place in my heart for Protection Warriors as my main tanks. However 90% of my raiding is done with my Protection Paladin GM and Resto Shaman guildie of more than 7 years. Because of this I have had a shift in my preferences for my tank/healer combination.

    Has your preference shifted through your game time for, specifically, the tank you wish to heal? Does this hold true for most raiding Priests?


    A Rogue’s Tale
    .-= Rilandune´s last blog ..Please pardon the appearance =-.

  21. I’d absolutely love it if you’d throw one together for my blog.

    While not necessarily WoW related, I think there’d be a great article on the behind-the-scenes work that comes from managing so many web-based projects (PlusHeal, WoM, WoW.com, NoStockUI, among others) while still balancing a college career and how you worked your into such a successful and respected position in the community.

    Oh, meta commentary, how I love you.

    Any length you think suitable would be great, but I generally try to run my articles between 500 and 1500.

    If not that, then if you have any kind of pop culture interests you’ve been wanting an outlet for, throw me together an article of the same length and I’ll toss it up. I do so love esoteric pop culture commentary.

    Blog email is professorbeej (at) gmail (dot) com, but I think you have my personal email already.
    .-= Beej´s last blog ..Stephen King Odds and Ends =-.

  22. I’d love to have a guest post written by you on my blog. I’m new to blogging and don’t have a lot of content out there but I’m working on it. If you haven’t hit you first 20 limit yet I’d love to have you write about what you look for in a new raid member or what you think is one of the most important stat for a DPS paladin to have.

    My email is angryalt@gmail.com
    My blog is angryalt.wordpress.com

    Thank you,
    .-= Rajjs´s last blog ..The name of the game: Information =-.

  23. Sorry about the double post…I forgot to add what word count. My usual word count is around 800-1000 but I’m not set at that. That’s just about the time that I run out of things to say. So any count if ok with me, if you haven’t met your limit yet.
    .-= Rajjs´s last blog ..The name of the game: Information =-.

  24. This is a great idea!
    .-= jong´s last blog ..The Best Play =-.

  25. Ever read men’s health? Give us “body by Matticus.” How to tone and condition that raid leader build for maximum management and pimping.
    .-= Mann´s last blog ..Tonight on World of Warcraft, I stalked young kids. =-.

  26. Mort: Do you have a blog of your own?
    .-= Matticus´s last blog ..Want a Free Guest Post? =-.

  27. It it’s not too late, we would like you’re take on making gold. Maybe something specific or just general tips on how you like to do things. There is also a guest post tab on the site for more info.

    Helping players reach the gold cap since pre-WOTLK.
    .-= Warcraftecon´s last blog ..Patch 3.3 Preparation Part II =-.

  28. Hello Matticus,
    I must say it did surprised me your offer but I kinda get it. I am new to blooging community and I make small steps, but… I hope I will get it on the road soon and things will come easily.

    Since I play holy/disc or disc/holy… I never knew what is my main spec and I do have almost 2 different sets of gear (stats and gem wise), the idea posted by Avalonna & Derevka I had it in mind as well, so if you still like the idea and… my request is between those 20 offered I would love to have your guest thoughts on my blog.


    .-= Bati´s last blog ..2 many mods!!! and Penetrating Cold =-.

  29. Thank you Matticus for writing the guest post for my blog. I think it will be extremely useful for anyone interested in blogging, new and experienced bloggers alike, and whether their blog is actually related to WoW and games or not.

    Here’s hoping all this good will find it’s way back to you!
    .-= Zemalf´s last blog ..How to Build a Super Popular Warcraft Blog from Scratch =-.

  30. Matt–

    You oughtta write a guest post for me on your experiences – and tips for – maintaining the WoW-life balance. I know it was an issue for me for a while, it is or was an issue for a lot of my readers from what past comments implied, and – well – heck, man, you do even more than me. A full classload, at least two blogging jobs, the whole WoW magazine thing, and – oh yeah – you lead a little raid guild or something. πŸ˜‰

    No word limit, lower or upper, just don’t write me a BBB-sized wall of text.
    .-= Stop´s last blog ..Turkeys =-.

  31. Hello Matt,
    saw your post over on Zemalf’s and decided to follow to your blog here. You are a good writer and yes, I would be happy to take you up on your offer to write a guest post.

    I operate The Online Business Blog where I focus on blogging and social media strategies. You can find the OBB at the link love connection below.

    As a topic, I respectfully request an article on the Online Gaming Industry. I know that many people spend tons of time online with various games, but would like to get into the actual business side of things.

    BTW – this is a great idea you came up with. It does in fact help others while exposing you to some new “scenery” and approaches to blogging.
    You can visit my contact page at http://blogonlinebiz.com/contact/.

    My post length generally average 750-800 words, but will not dictate the length to you as it will depend on how in-depth your article becomes, so have at it.

    I occasionally get up around 1200-1300 words on certain topics. πŸ™‚
    I’ll be happy to write an exchange post for you as well about the experience of sharing each others digital real estate.

    Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    This is a nice gaming blog with tons of content. Great job. I used to clock quite a bit of time on the PS3, playing war games and Madden. Blogging has cut into that severely, but it was my choice to go the professional blogging route and this is the trade-off.

    c ya!
    .-= Jimi Jones´s last blog ..Looking Ahead – Blogging in 2010 =-.

  32. Alright, going to cap it off here guys. Everyone that’s emailed me or commented here, just give me some time. I’ll get it out to you when I can ^^.


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