Image Credit: Labareda (As a gift to me)
On July 24 2007, I wrote the first post of what was to become the biggest, most incredible project I ever tackled!
What’s more, true to the avatar I created for this endeavor, I managed to post on average more than once a day, for a whopping 400 posts! (Yeah I kinda timed that one, I’m big on symbols)
If we average each post at 700 words each, that’s 280 000 words, which roughly translates in more than 2 Harry Potter Novels!
I set out to prove to myself that I could post quality content on the net, to stop rambling in my gaming buddies inboxes and to become a better DM through introspection and discussion.
What I never expected was that it would make me into a better writer and actually get readers who weren’t in my game group or related to me!
I never, ever believed that I’d last a year, much less garner more than 550 subscribed readers from all over the world. Said subscribers, along with occasional/regular readers, drop for a visit here more than 45 000 times a month!
Thank you all for making this pet project of mine the addictive bundle of satisfaction it has become.
What’s next for the upcoming year? I’m not sure. My professional life is undergoing an early midlife crisis and I’ve been in a holding pattern for something big for quite some time. The outcome of which will shape what happens here. I’ll keep you all posted, this I promise.
Now what I’d like from you all is gifts! Yay! Oh not money, I hope I never get to that point.
I’d like you to share with me (and the readers) one thing you are particularly fond of, something that made you smile, something you created or something you think others would appreciate.
Post it in the comments please.
For instance, it could be (please indicate if it’s not safe for work (NSFW)) :
- A funny Youtube movie
- A recipe you like
- An insightful Forum post
- Your best Blog post
- Someone else’s best blog post
- A link to a good free E-book
- A link to an awesome song
- It can be a shy hello from someone who never, ever comments
- Anything cool, nice, funny or fun!
It doesn’t have to be about RPGs, it should be a bit geeky, but you’re giving so I’m not complaining.
For those who have never created Hyperlinks here’s a quick formula you can copy and paste:
<a href=”url”>Text to be displayed</a>
Where “url” = the web address (inside quotation marks)
and “Text to be displayed” is a word to replace the link like ‘Best Cookie Recipe”.
Now don’t be surprised if my Anti-Spam eats your comment. It’s to be expected. I’ll manually approve all blocked comments every hour.
I thank you all profusely for being such wonderful readers and commenters.
Here’s to hoping I write a similar post next year!