Why don’t bloggers share the knowledge?

Whilst there are plenty of guides and walkthroughs available for games on the internet (note: I’m not on about finding exploits or cheats here) I’ve noticed that many come from big sites and forums, yet relatively little tips and strategies come from bloggers.  I’m not on about blogs who are geared up purely to help, but your average, small niche gaming blog, more or less like this one.  So I’ve often wondered: why is that?

Truth be told, I don’t know why.  I suspect time is an issue for most people, but if this were to be the case, then it still doesn’t explain why forum members have the time and bloggers don’t.  If I were to delve into the murky waters of supposition, I could then say that obviously forum members are more likely to be towards the younger end of the spectrum with plenty of free time on their hands and bloggers are older, with many pressures and constraints on their free time…

But no one can simply say that.  Without any meaningful investigation into this matter, the best answer that I can come up with is: I don’t really know why this is the case.  Which is pretty much what I mentioned at the beginning of the previous paragraph!

In the meantime, I like to practice what I preach and the best example I can come up with for now is my brief guide on How to complete ‘Loose Ends’ on veteran for Modern Warfare 2.  Sure, I’d like to have written a guide (or several) on my favourite series, Uncharted, or perhaps Assassin’s Creed.  I simply haven’t had the time.

Now, is that a reason, or is it an excuse?

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