The Guild Leader Episode #57 Random Thoughts.
After a weekend of way too much gaming, I can honestly say I am feeling a little burnt out, but I always soldier on. I have been asked a few times if I solicit people that read my column to join my guild, the answer is no. I would always love to have more people in my guild, but this column was conceived to help the struggling guild leader not promote my guild or recruit new members.
Taking a few days off.
When you need to take a few days off, go ahead you deserve it. Just make sure you let your guild mates know that you won’t be around for a couple days. Make sure that your officers will be around from time to time if and thing needs to be done.
When you take time off you shouldn’t need to worry that the house will fall down without you and if you have good officer nobody will know you’re gone.
Spring is in the air!
It happens every spring, your guild takes a hit because people want to get outside and enjoy the warmer months. Now let me first that I’m not discouraging from going outside. Spring is the time of the year when most of my best players go MIA, probably because there no longer snowed in.
So once spring rolls around its time to get creative and start setting up event that people would want to join. We normally have a festival/block party or something along those lines and continue to run nightly grouping events (Raid, Newbie Raids, leveling parties).
A friend of mine and a leader of a rival guild, told me one time “Don’t recruit because you need more people, recruit because the new person has something to offer your guild”.
Back when he told me that I had no idea what it meant and I was out of control recruit every person I could muster. That was totally wrong and it nearly destroyed my guild. Now I understand I only recruit dedicated people and my guild is stronger than ever.
Running a guild is one of the most fulfilling things that I wish everyone could have a chance to do. You will learn a lot of thing about people and what you think you know you will realize that you don’t know!
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