Second Anniversary!

Today’s the big day! I now have two years of blogging under my keyboard. That’s 158 (counting this one) posts written with 800 comments (likely half of them mine).

Last year I had one goal: post more. I barely managed 50 posts during my first year, so for my second year what I really wanted to do was double that and write 100 posts. I’m pretty happy that I managed that and a few more, I started pretty strong in January with 15 and did pretty well most months.

Even better than meeting my posting goal, has been the new connections I’ve with readers and other bloggers this year. I’ve had some good discussions in blog comments, on Twitter, and in game chats. I have to say that the new friends I’ve made has been the best thing to come out of blogging for me.

Since, I mentioned stats last year I figured I should again. I hadn’t been paying much attention to them this year and there were some surprises to me. Hopefully none of these come off as bragging. I’m know that there are other blogs get a lot more traffic, but for someone like me who is sporadically productive (if improving), I feel pretty good about them.

  • Traffic jumped right at the start: 537 in December to 1,449 in January (I imagine because I was fairly regular about posting for a change)
  • Monthly hits for the year haven’t gone below 1,000 (except for February at 943)
  • June was the biggest month ever with 2,005 hits (due to the LotRO free to play announcement)
  • Three most popular posts (both this year and all time): LotRO F2P?!? at 1,246, Red Dead Redemption at 1,246, and LotRO, Cosmetic Gear, and the Wardrobe at 366.
  • The total hits for 2009 were 2,504. Year-to-date for 2010 is 12,284 (um what?).

I can’t think of anything else to add at the moment (and the twin siren calls of Civ5 and Minecraft are getting a bit too enticing), so here’s to two years passed and more to come.

Thanks for reading.

14 Comments

  1. AnjinNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations on hitting the milestone. Blue Kae is one of my favorite blog, so thanks for doing what you do.

  2. Congratulations on the level up!

  3. ChrisNo Gravatar says:

    I always make a point to check out your blog because you offer something slightly different than other blogs. I like your perspective and approach to gaming. Here’s to two more years! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! And I know what you mean about meeting new friends through blogging. I like writing mine and everything, but the great people I’ve come to know is the best part for me too.

  5. ScaryboosterNo Gravatar says:

    Great job and Grats. I love your blog and the awesome help you gave me for DAW. This years DAW is going to be bigger and more organized. It will be 1 week of Dev love I hope they don’t forget. Keep up the great work and thanks for all the support at my site!

  6. YeeboNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations! I think you were one of the first blogs I linked on my site. If you still here in two more years I’ll still be reading :-)

  7. Congratz on year two. It gets easier over time. Another year to look fwd to. A different perspective on things reading your blog.

  8. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats Blue, I have enjoyed reading your blog since I first found it.

  9. rowanNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations on two successful years. I always enjoy your posts. Heh, I hope to hit two years, myself.

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  11. RaviousNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Many more to come. :)

  12. wilhelm2451No Gravatar says:

    Congrats on the second year. Yes, Civ V is calling, and it may very well prove to be a huge speed bump for posting. Just one more turn and then I’ll write….

  13. BrianNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for all the comments everyone!