2012 for Etaew’s Blog
This year has been incredible for me as a blogger, as you can see I finished university around March / April and started posting a lot more regularly, I went from a few hundred views a month to regularly getting thousands.
I’m pretty humbled by this, the +1 views is my motivator and keeps driving me to produce content. The visitor rise trend has been 3 months straight, here is hoping for January.
This year saw me…
- Become responsible for DAoC / WAR / WoH wikis – and then lose motivation to work on them all
- Join a new multi gaming community – and then stop playing the games they did
- Started playing and covering Star Wars: The Old Republic, Wrath of Heroes, The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 – and stopped playing and covering them all
- Started recording video of my guilds GW2 WvW sessions – bought a new pc to improve it, then I stopped playing
- Establish myself as a regular DAoC blogger – and I still am, it filled a nice void in the DAoC community
- Work on a number of projects with Mythic emps – can’t talk about it but loved it
- Experiment with feature articles – didn’t work out, took too much effort for the satisfaction gained
- Start new website projects
- War Campaign – stopped because data gathering was vital but too difficult
- DAoC Herald – stopped for the same reasons as war
- DAoC Charplan - really enjoyed project, still working on it, may finish it, scope expanded so much it became DAoC DB
Top Posts with over 1000 views…
- DAoC: Live Event – Pictish Invasion – most popular, motivated me to provide full event and quest coverage for DAoC
- DAoC – Returning Players – oldish article, must update
- DAoC’s ToA Glass Quests in Oceanus for levels 40 to 50
- What I thought about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – man why is anyone viewing this, it’s a terrible article, are they searching for SWTOR?
I’ve been experimenting where to post links to my articles over the past year, some pick up my posts automatically, some I have to go and spam.
The search engines score is so high because of being on a wordpress.com domain, this thing holds me back when wanting to move onto my own platform.
- Many thanks to the DAoC community at postcount.net (formerly vnboards).
- Thanks to waaagh.de for covering me when I talked about War and weritsblog.com for including me in his blogroll.