Evening Gents. I'm just kicking back with a cool drink on a sweltering 43 degree day looking over the crazy number of visitors that have stopped by my little blog this week.
Over the last two and a half years my hit counter has slowly risen in small increments. I try to blog regularly but usually one post a month is all that eventuates from my sporadic hobby time. As a result, this is only the 67 post on my little blog while other blogs of the same age are at well over 100 posts. Never the less, I noticed last week that I was only a couple of thousand hits from the 50k mark and I thought to myself "That will be a nice milestone to hit in 2 or 3 months time". I'm surprised to say however, I completely underestimated how many people would be interesting in checking out the cavalry! In a week my Rough Rider Army post has clocked over 4500 views which is about 10 times more then I expected it to be seen in a month. The result is that I have absolutely smashed past the 50,000 hit mark by several thousand.
At this milestone I'd like to give a massive 'thank you' to all of the readers that drop by my blog, my 92 public followers, and particularly the regulars that frequently comment on my posts. It is really motivating to hear that someone has enjoyed seeing something that I have been working on. I'd also like to thanks Col. Gravis for encouraging me to start this blog in the first place. Before that time my hobby was becoming a very solitary pursuit. Finally, I would like to thank all of the authors to the many blogs that I follow. I am continuously inspired by your skill, enthusiasm, and dedication to this hobby.
Before ending this post, I have recently discovered a few things about myself which does explain my hobby habits...
I was thinking about why I have blogged such few posts and I was imminently reminded of my first blog post where I wrote:
"As well as being fanatically involved in WH40k I am trying to finish up my PhD. So I guess my blogging will be sporadic until March 2012 when I get to call myself doctor and have way more time to paint, game and blog."
To sign off, I have a heap of (rather horrible) snapshots from over the last 15 odd years of my gaming (it is hard not to laugh at the old photos).
Thanks again everyone!