It’s a year ago today since my first post on Warp Signal. I knew it was coming up when I saw Thor’s reminder of the approaching Old Stuff Day. I think I’d been going for a week or two and had one or two posts last Old Stuff Day.
Gaming has been a lot of fun this year. I’ve nearly finished a campaign; played in a couple of 40k tournaments; started a new army; started a new game and played a few video games. There’s been some drama too: I’ve weathered the death and rebirth of my beloved Witch Hunters and seen Games Workshop openly exploit their loyal Australian customers.
Blogging has been great fun and I haven’t regretted it for a moment. I’ve had some great conversations in the comments section that are a cut above most forums I’ve been to and, dare I say it, even most other blogs. I have met some smart and friendly people online who I think I can now call my friends.
So Thor, Von, Frontline Gamer, Sinsynn and David Stillberg – I feel like if I was ever in the neighbourhood I could hit any of you up for a game and/or a beer. I hope you feel the same. And Capn Stoogey: you are in the neighbourhood, so it’s all good!
Thanks to all you other readers and commentators. I genuinely appreciate it. Blogging is hard (if you plan on doing a decent job), so I’d like to urge you all to click on one of the blogs in my blogroll off to the right and have a look – maybe one you’ve never visited, or haven’t checked out for a while.
Here’s to another year! I may ebb and flow a little but rest assured I’m not going anywhere yet.
Oh yeah, here are my stats for the past year according to WordPress:
- Warp Signal got 36,463 page views in the last year. I’m impressed.
- My most popular post was Codex: Sisters of Battle 2011, with 3,005 views.
- I have 27 followers (pretty good for a blog without the Google Followers thingy), 90 posts (that’s nearly two a week!) and 450 comments (average 5 per post).
- The top search terms people used to find me were “haunted forest” (1,589 referrals) and “scary forest” (1,096), with “warhammer” (648) a distant third. Yes . . . well. That’s a bit disheartening. Maybe I should change my tag line to “Warp Signal – come for the creepy foliage, stay for the wargaming!”