I was so busy in the last weeks that I almost missed that my blog hit the 400 posts milestone recently. And since my last milestone post in July much has happened in the RPG blogosphere. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably noticed all the drama around the RPG Bloggers Network recently. For some time now, Duane from A Terrible Idea is now in charge of the network and I wish him all the best!
As with my previous milestone posts I want to look back at the last 100 posts and share some statistics with you. Man, I love statistics! 🙂
These have been the most popular posts since my blog hit the 300 posts milestone:
- My stance on D&D 4th Edition
One of the most popular posts in the last months was definitely my post about my stance on D&D 4th Edition. Of course D&D is always a popular topic, but this time I managed to post something critical about D&D 4E without the comments turning into a flame war. And that’s an achievement I am actually proud of. We all know how easily these posts can turn into quasi-religious debates.
- Breaking News: Roleplaying finally possible in D&D 4th Edition
Alas this post’s comment derailed into a flame war pretty fast. Some people obviously missed the Humor category and started arguing again. Aside from that I still love the Ryan Macklin’s Dramatis Personae power that started all that trouble again. 🙂
- Robin D. Laws interview
I can tell you that I was excited like a schoolboy when Robin D. Laws agreed to answer some questions about the Gumshoe system and his other works for my blog. The interview not only gave some interesting insights into the system featured in games like Esoterrorists and Trail of Cthulhu, but also was a very entertaining read. Thanks again, Robin!
- Why play old-school D&D?
That’s a question you probably hear or read regularly. There are a lot of modern games out there, so why should we bother with the granddaddy of all RPGs or one of its clones? In this post I tried to list some of the reasons why I enjoy playing old-school D&D once in a while.
Enough tooting my own horn, let’s have a look at the statistics now:
- Total number of posts: 415 (including this one)
- Total number of approved comments: 1661
- Number of (unique) visits: 89,334
- Active WordPress plugins: 30
- Technorati authority: 126 (Wow, that must be because of the Technorati relaunch)
- Google Page Rank: 3 (no change here)
- Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 0
- Word count of this post: 481
I am currently going through some kind of winter slump, but I think I should get to my 500th post in early 2010 nevertheless. Thanks to all my readers! I couldn’t have done it without you!
Well congratulations, I know it's hard to keep up the energy to do posting on a regular basis.
Oh yes, it is! I have to admit sometimes I have to force myself to post something. I am very happy with how my blog has turned out so far and it would be a shame to let it wither and die. I think I am just too stubborn to give in too my lazyness. 😛
Congrats man. Here's to 400 more!
I know getting the motivation to write writing can be hard. Hang in there, it really is more a thing of habit than discipline.
.-= The Chatty DM´s last blog ..The State of Chatty: Fall 2009 Edition =-.
Congratulations, sir! 400 is a huge amount of work. Your energy and enthusiasm for the hobby comes through on every post. It remains one of my must reads!
Are you going to do some more reviews or interviews? How about doing a piece on these different RPG podcasts?
.-= Rob Lang´s last blog ..The Free RPG Blog gets a hollywood style makeover. With less silicone. =-.
Thanks a lot, guys!
@Rob: I would love to do more interviews and reviews. I have already a long list of games I want to review, but alas I don't have the time right now, to do so. I've done several posts on podcasts in the past. Currently I only listen to RPG Circus regularly. I usually listen to podcasts on my daily commute. But recently I started reading the Harry Dresden novels on the train, so I have less time for podcasts. You can't have it all.
Well done. Your rate of blogging puts me to shame.
.-= Chris Tregenza´s last blog ..Last Chance to Download ‘Sanctum …’ =-.
This big stone dildo compelled me to read this. (Yes I know it's a Herma, I know the history surrounding them, even wrote a cool pulp story based around their mythology.) Congrats on your 400th post. I'll raise my glass to 400 more.
.-= Helmsman´s last blog ..On Morality, Piracy and Sticking it to the Man =-.
Congrats! Be expecting that 400 more is on the way.