It's been a year?

| Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Apparently my first blog post was exactly one year ago on this day. This surprises me because I felt like I started at this start of this semester. Maybe that's just when I had anything worth reading.

I suppose I should do an annual review.
*puts on glasses*
*takes off glasses because two pairs of glasses are pointless*
Well Mr. Klepse... Klepaka... hm. Your rate of posting has gone of significantly over the last year, nearly 6x from the first month to the last (6 to 34). We've received no major complaints about declining quality except for a few letter from someone named Lapetes concerning your views on arenas which he summarizes as "ur a noob l2p."

In regard to the original purpose of this blog: that of having someplace to post ideas without spamming the forums, it has been a success. Your forum posting has gone down. In addition, it has been months since you did any forums with your warlock. On the other side, you've been

*thump*
It appears a tiny psychiatrist in my brain has shot that voice with a tranquilizing dart.

So anyway, I made this blog because I noticed I had a lot that I wanted to say about lore, game balance, observations of in-game and forum social trends, etc. I realized I didn't want to be the type that spams the forums with a new thread (or three) every day, using it as my own blog. So, I made a blog. Brilliant thinking right?

There was something a little bit unexpected though: rather than ending up with isolated, unread posts in an empty nothingness, people seemed to actually read my blog and even comment on it. Even better, they weren't giving responses like I might get on the forums. No trolling or flaming. That struck me as pretty cool. I was excited to see that there existed online communities of sorts which were not tainted by the stupidity and rudeness that seem to plague so many forums.

I suppose I should thank you, the readers of this little piece of interweb, for that. While I may supply the posts, you're partially the reason for the posts. I could only do so much shouting into nothingness without even an echo.

With that in mind, what do people like or not like? Try to not select everything. But, please use whining or the opposite of whining in combination with the others, if for example you want me to whine more about PvP or say nice things about professions.

On a related note, you may have noticed that the Kael'thas post vanished. I nuked it because it somehow got out of order.

5 comments:

Kiryn said...

My fiance first pointed out your blog to me, noting that you were often more direct in saying what was on your mind than Rohan is, which we like. We used to only read one paladin-based blog, and now we have two :)

I mainly started commenting on your blog because of the fact that there were so many good posts that made really good points, but had no comments on them at all. It felt like you were ranting at an empty room. Though that seems to have been your original purpose. I dunno.

I just wanted to let you know that people are listening, even if they don't comment. I like when people comment on my blog to let me know they're reading it, even if they don't say anything meaningful, so I like to extend the favor. Err, wait. That didn't quite come out right.

Green Armadillo said...

Grats on the year mark! :)

Mr. V said...

I must admit that I originally came to your blog because I thought it would be a Troll Shaman blog. Having my main exactly that, I figured it would be a good read. Soon I realized that that was not the case but I stuck around anyway.
(It's a good read, just not about shamans) :)
Your posts are refreshing; in the sense that they are more about the way you see wow and less about the super complex aspects of the game. It’s nice to read a wow blog this isn’t weighted down with numbers and figures, and to just get a sense of how you view and spend your play time. Anyway keep up the good work, I hope one day my blog will pick up a visitor or two, and that a year from now I can celebrate an anniversary, and not a funeral, of my blog. :) Gratz on the milestone!

Brian & Darcy said...

Gratz on a year of blogging!

Yes, even if there are no comments or few comments, there are always lurkers. >.>

I started coming here off of someone's blog roll... liked the sound of a post title. Then I came back some more after seeing some of your comments somewhere else (maybe Pink Pigtail Inn?) and have since subscribed.

Rant away! ;)

~Syrana

(And as I don't like to look like I'm trolling, I don't add my link on my comments here. I guess I could/should get a google id to match up, but usually I can get away with Name/URL or other comment fillinyerdetails. Although, this is turning into a wall-o-text, I'm easy to find by name if you are so inclined!)

LarĂ­sa said...

Congratulations! Your blog really has find its way into my heart. My only regret is that I didn't find it earlier... It's a very nice companion. I don't know why, but I feel a little bit related to you.

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