Bugpowder.com grew out of the zine culture of the late 90s and the first forays into blogging by Jez Higgins, Pete Ashton, myself and several others who have come, gone and lurk. Since then we've seen the rise of the webcomic, print on demand, stripblogs, portfolios replacing or running alongside mini-comics and a rich harvest of arts journalism that comes out of the electronic communications culture. That Bugpowder has participated in all of this and facilitated it be a credit to all involved. I inherited the position of a Bugpowder muscle by default as much as engagement. As Bugpowder becomes a chore for me, I'm wishing to share some of what I’ve learned as both a journalist and a cartoonist, before I re-emerge in times were they've forgotten me. This piece is aimed at guiding promoters and future Bugbloggers.