Sunday, August 11, 2013

Avoiding the Burnout - August Gold Blogging Carnival

Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - August 2013

Originally created by Cold of Cold's Gold Factory, his format for the carnival post will continue to be used in all future posts.  Just returning from a break?  Read Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival Announcement to find out why his carnival has found a new home.  I also did a short summary about becoming the new host for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival.
Welcome to another 2013 edition of Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival.  These carnivals will continue to take place the 11th day of every month and will be hosted here at Copper to Gold.  All World of Warcraft bloggers are welcome to participate and feedback both here and on the original authors' sites is strongly encouraged.  So show some support and please leave some feedback in the comments section. These bloggers put a lot of time and hard work into these blogging carnival posts so please tell them what you think.

If you would like to be included in the next month's carnival, please review the guidelines for Cold's Gold Blogging Carnivals and submit your live post link via email ( before the 10th of the month. Read up on the benefits of participating in blogging carnivals at Cold's blog designed to help new bloggers, Blogging Vitals.  (Lots of tips for those of you starting out or interested in blogging.)  Articles for the CGF carnival are listed in the order they are received. Thank you to all the bloggers participating in this month's carnival!

Now I present to you this month's participants on the topic of:

"What keeps driving you to make gold?  What do you do to avoid getting burnt out?"

Profiting From Your Motivations - By Reckles of WTB Gold

How to Avoid Gold Making Burnout in WoW - By Nev of  Auction House Addict

Burnt Out From Gold Making (For Now) - By Mithrildar of Theoretical Gold Farming

What Keeps Me Playing WoW? - By Droth of Droth's Treasure Troves of Gold

What Keeps Driving You to Make Gold - By Profitz of

What Keeps Driving You to Make Gold -  By Killadrix of 

What Drives A Gold Maker - By Marcus Ty of Gold Blog of Marcus Ty 

Burn Out and How it Affects Me - By Goblin Raset of The Drunken Mogul 

Avoid Warcraft Gold Making Burnout -- Shake it up! - By Dilvish of Dilvish Damned: Daily Gold, News and Conversation.

If you'd like to follow the participants via twitter, you can visit each of their twitter feeds by clicking on their names.

Thanks again to all of this month's participants.  And a special thanks to Profitz for inspiring this month's topic.  He elaborates on his inspirational thoughts in his post titled:  Into the Abnormality . Be sure to check back later for next month's carnival topic and remember to look for next month's gold blogging carnival on the 11th.  If you have a topic idea, don't be afraid to send it in.  I might use your idea, which will get you proper credit as well.

See you next month with posts from the September topic, until then, keep on making that gold!!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cold's Gold Blogging Carnival - August Topic

Thank you Cold for passing this carnival off to me.  It's an honor to host this project.  Thanks to all who have congratulated me on being the new host.  Last month's turn out was fabulous and in spite of all of my AFKness, I hope to get a decent turn out this month.  

Everyone is welcome to write a post for the blogging carnivals at Copper to Gold.  All of the previous carnival topics that were hosted at Cold's Gold Factory can still be found there. 

What If I Don't Have A Blog And I Want To Participate?

If you don't have your own site, you can still participate in the gold blogging carnivals. Sometimes a topic may tickle your fancy or you may have a unique spin on a blogging carnival topic that you would like to have read by others. Well, you are in luck. There are blogging sites that will post and host your content as a guest post. Just follow the normal blogging carnival rules that the others follow and get your post hosted and live prior to the carnival. Then, just submit the link to me ( for inclusion in the upcoming gold blogging carnival.

Be sure to check out How To Get More From Blogging Carnival Participation.

The friendly sites willing to host your content are:
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August 2013 Gold Blogging Carnival Topic

This month's topic was inspired by Profitz of

Since hitting gold cap, I've been just cruising along, still doing my normal gold making routine and lately I've been feeling a little burnt out.  A few days ago on twitter, Profitz asked, "What keeps you playing WoW?"   I instantly thought I could add a gold making spin to his question and make it this months carnival topic, which in turn inspired some deeper thinking.  What is it that keeps me going when making gold?  How do I keep from getting burnt out?  It really got me thinking about what I actually do in the game to make gold or to avoid getting burnt out.  So, for this month's question I ask you:

What keeps driving you to make gold?  What do you do to avoid getting burnt out?