Periodically we host Guest Contributions from people in the amiibo scene, and we’re always looking for more. Amiibo Doctor has always prided itself on being the most credible and well-researched content outlet for competitive amiibo, and that entails asking the opinions of competitive amiibo trainers. That’s where you come in.
There’s two types of amiibo content on the Amiibo Doctor website:
- Opinion pieces
- Training guides
Opinion pieces are very broad, and can consist of just about anything. My opinion pieces are generally very broad – I’ve written about DLC amiibo releases, Link’s consistency across every amiibo meta, the finality of amiibo competition and a lot more. You’ve got a lot of diversity when it comes to opinion pieces, and the standards for that content is a lot lower.
You can submit opinion pieces either by DMing an Amiibo Doctor Regular Contributor on Discord, or sending an email with your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to keep it in a .txt file or something similarly lightweight. We don’t accept everything, but if we reject it we’ll let you know why.
Training guides are significantly more specific, and they’re about amiibo training. Guides follow a pretty similar format across the whole bunch, and they’re the parts of the site that are the most credible. Because of that, the standards for guides are pretty high – we make it a point to ask the best trainers of the specific amiibo for advice, and any edits that have to be made are carefully crafted to retain the original message as much as possible. When it comes to training guides, Amiibo Doctor staff will come to you. However, if you are generally considered by the competitive community to be the best trainer of a character, you’re always welcome to ask Kangoni if you’d be qualified and to go from there.
So how do I become a Regular Contributor?
Regular Contributors have demonstrated their skill at producing content, either on the website or on the Youtube channel. They often has something special about them – perhaps they have experience writing competitively in other areas, or they’re excellent trainers, or they have access to information that others don’t. They’ve also contributed to Amiibo Doctor as a Guest Contributor, often through Training Guides. Regular Contributors are, bar none, the most trusted people that you will ever see on Amiibo Doctor.
When it’s your time to be a Regular Contributor, I will come to you and ask – if I’m asking you, it means I think I can trust you with the keys to the kingdom. This is a website I’ve spent almost three years on, and I don’t take it lightly.
If you want to work towards being one, there’s a few things you can do.
- Write high-quality opinion pieces that bring something new to the table
- Be a qualified-enough trainer and write training guides (after having been asked)
- Demonstrate prowess in producing content for other video games
- Stay on top of the ongoings in the competitive amiibo scene – I’m a guy who spins many plates in life, and I often miss pieces of information that could make for interesting content
- A large social media following is beneficial – if you can contribute by bringing in more traffic and enlarging the scene, you’ll put yourself ahead of others.
- Surprise me. Every Regular Contributor has surprised me in some way. Kangoni surprised me with his understanding of the scene. Spike surprised me with his writing and his ability to create new perspectives I hadn’t considered. Jozz surprised me with the things he could do with mods and his tournament results. Bones surprised me with his encyclopedic knowledge of spirits.
However, I’d also like to give you an insider’s tip towards becoming a Regular Contributor.
Video content is a lot of what we produce at Amiibo Doctor, and most contributions are on the site. Contributed video content wins you significantly more brownie points than writing content.