When checked my blog today I noticed that the last post published was actually the 2000th post on this blog. Back in 2008 when I started this blog I’ve never would have dreamed that the blog would a) still exist 10 years later and b) two-thousand posts looked like an unachievable goal for my blog.
But thanks to our dear readers and a dedicated team of authors the blog still is alive and well in 2018 and with this post we surpassed the 2000-post mark. Wow! Sure, there are blogs which exists far longer and which have more posts, but for me personally this is quite an achievement. So I guess a bit of pride is allowed.
These 2000 posts have been written over a time of about 10 years (the anniversary is in August), which means on average we wrote 200 posts a year. Back in the early years I managed to write one post per work day, but things have slowed down a bit over the years. So far 18 people have contributed to the blog, but the vast majority of posts have been written by me (1394 at the time of this writing). BUT as I said before, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my team of authors.
An important factor are also your comments. These 2000 posts have been commented on 7945 times, that means each post got about 4 posts. That’s not too shabby! A lot of these comments helped me to get better at what I do, showed me where I was wrong, or added interesting aspects which I hadn’t thought about previously. Interaction with its readers is – in my humble opinion – what makes or breaks a blog.
Last but not least I want to thank my Patreon patrons. Your contributions make it easier to keep the site afloat. Thanks for your support!
So what will the future bring? Hmm, that’s a tough question. At the moment another project has grabbed my attention which is not RPG related, but that doesn’t mean I plan to move focus away from this blog any time soon. While I am trying my hand at writing a computer game, I still think a lot about my other favorite hobby!
Patreon has been around for quite some time and it seems it works great for both content creators and their fans. I never have seen my blog as a way to make money, neither have I used my game design efforts in that way.
But I know there are readers out there who are interested in supporting our efforts. Patreon seems to be the perfect solution for something like this. You can easily become a Patron of the blog, and make it easier for me (and my fellow team members) to create great content. Patrons will also get the opportunity to help decide which topics I should write about or what game I should review next – if this is something they are interested in.
if you’re interested in becoming a patron, please check out my Patreon page. Thanks!
Usually I avoid this kind of posts, but since I haven’t really written anything since May, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to send a few life signs…
In May I returned to work after being on sick leave for about one and a half years. My coworkers and – to my surprise – my superiors are really helping me out a lot right now and I am slowly getting back into the routine – and it’s actually good to be back!
But this also has it’s drawbacks. At the moment 8 hours of work are still pretty draining. Especially in May I felt emotionally exhausted and tired all the time. That has directly affected my ability to write blog posts and to run roleplaying games on a regular basis.
Often I just don’t have the energy to do anything more complicated than watching movies or playing on my Playstation. Things are slowly getting better, as I get back into the routine, but at the moment I prefer to chill instead of forcing me to be creative.
So what does that mean for the blog? I will probably write more regularly in the future. But at the moment I don’t actually have that much to write about. There are a few products I want to review, but I haven’t had the opportunity to read everything properly yet. But I’ll eventually get to it.
I hope you don’t mind the hiatus.