Happy birthday, Stargazer’s World!

Awesome D&D themed birthday cake
Awesome D&D themed birthday cake

One year ago, I wrote my first article “Beyond Azeroth” and if you told me back then that my blog would have hundreds of pageviews every day and over 140 subscribers, I would have thought you must be delirious. My RPG blog is much more successful than I ever imagined. But this wasn’t possible without the help of my fellow RPG Bloggers from the RPG Bloggers Network and my readers! Thanks, my friends!

Most of my other blog projects died after a while because I couldn’t overcome writer’s block or I felt nobody was interested in the stuff I was writing anyway. But not so with this blog. Being part of the RPG Bloggers Network helped me not only to get some pretty good traffic early on, but also helped me improve my blogging and find new friends.

I really hope the coming year will be as successful as the last one, and again, I wish to thank my readers and my fellow RPG bloggers for all your support during the last 356 days! Thanks a lot, guys!

Now, in tradition of my other anniversary posts I want to share some statistics with you:

  • Total number of posts: 320 (including this one, please note I removed a couple of guest posts)
  • Total number of approved comments: 1149
  • Number of (unique) visits: 56.879
  • Active WordPress plugins: 27
  • Technorati authority: 29 (*sigh* it was still 30 a few days ago)
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 0 (hmm, I need more coffee!)
  • Word count of this post: 326

Wow! The first year is the hardest for a blog, they say, so let’s hope it gets easier down the road. 😉
By the way, I didn’t get that cool dragon cake as present, I just found it at the “Pen & Paper Portal“. So, gentle readers, what are your thoughts on the first birthday of “Stargazer’s Blog”? Please post your comments in the comment section below.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

8 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Stargazer’s World!”

  1. Congratulations. I know my poor blog started way over a year ago, but it wasn't until I joined the RPGBN that I really started writing stuff for it. I too have had other Blog Projects (or web projects in some cases) die on the vine.

    Keep up the good work and I'll see you here next year for your 2nd Anniversary.

  2. Thanks a lot, guys! As I said it before, I couldn't have made it that far without your support!

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