On year ago on this very day I posted my first blog post, which probably means today is the blog’s one-year anniversary. I thought I would share some of the blog’s stats, as it seems to be a blogging tradition to do so once a year. I’ll also ask for some reader input so I can improve the blog and hopefully write better posts in the future. If you can spare a few minutes I implore you to at least read the feedback section below and leave a comment. Each and every one is appreciated.
So let’s have a look at those stats. In the past 365 days there have been:
- 111 posts
- 419 comments
- 1563 spam comments
- Roughly 14,000 visits
The top 5 posts were:
- Improving WAR’s performance
- 6v6 for dummies
- Why Dark Millennium Online will fail
- On the nature of MMORPGs
- WAR hasn’t failed
The top 3 categories used were:
- Warhammer Online
The top 3 tags used were:
- upcoming changes
- career balance
- proposed changes
The top 3 referrers were:
A few curious search terms:
- im so pissed dark millenium is wow clone – It’s not even out yet dude!
- league of legends breasts
- can you tame a weasel – It turns out you can’t.
- rift fails, just like mark jacobs
- pissing – Wait, what?
- do they realy want a holy war ? – So much about religions being peaceful.
- the qq mail servers appear to be unable or unwilling to process email from this server, ace.delos.com. perhaps you have some other email address. this one can’t be used; sorry. – Ok, wtf?
I need to thank each and every one of my readers, commenters and referrers. I’ve had a lot of fun blogging for the past year and hopefully entertained and helped a few of you in the process.
I’m always striving to improve both the blog and my writing. However, it’s hard to know exactly what needs to be worked on without reader feedback. Which is exactly why I’ll ask you, dear readers, to read the list of things I’d love feedback on, which you can find below. Of course, you aren’t limited to the points on the list, I’ll be happy of any sort of meaningful feedback (even if you just post to say you enjoy the blog!). And please, be brutally honest, that’s the only type of feedback that helps.
Also, please keep in mind that I read all comments, it makes no difference when or where they are posted (as long as they are on my blog). Leaving a comment on an old post is something you should absolutely do, if you believe you have something to add. This is especially true for this post.
Thanks in advance.
Ze list of points of interest:
- Does the blog’s appearance appeal to you? Do you think it’s dated and needs updating? Is it too NSFW, or too minimalistic (not flashy enough)? Do the layout and widgets need work?
- Does the writing style need to be simpler, or more elaborate? Are the posts easy enough to read or do you find them incoherent and complicated?
- Is there a need for more non-text content (images, videos, music)? Are the posts bland or boring with just text?
- Does the current content appeal to you? What kind of posts would you like to see in the future (see the planned content below if you’re unsure)?
- What direction do you think the blog should head in? Focus on one MMO or game, try to cover certain points of interest in all of the PC gaming, just MMOs and online games or even narrowing it down to a certain genre like PvP or RPG games?
For reference, this is some of the content that I’m planning on posting about:
- Free to play games like LotRO, Global Agenda and World of Tanks
- Review-thingies of The Witcher, The Witcher 2, Mortal Online and Startopia
- Finishing a diary on Mortal Online and starting a new, shorter one on Dragon Age 2
- A few posts hyping up Guild Wars 2
- A post examining WAR and it’s success/failure
Also, I’m trying to come up with a title for my upcoming review-thingies. I can’t really call them reviews because I’m not giving them any kind of grade and they’re a bit too subjective for that anyway. Any input?
Again, thanks for reading and here’s hoping that you continue visiting the blog. Remember to be generous with your comments and share the content you like, both with me and with others.