Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity pageviews are still something I only note as a milestone, rather than an aspiration. I knew this was coming up but I only just spotted it had hit it [like when I missed the 40,000 miles on my car's odometer actually on the way to Warhammer World!]. I'm not even 100% confident of what this 2,000,000 actually is, given Google analytics and AdSense show very different numbers. I'm curious because I like understanding the data but I can't deny blogger claiming I've hit two million feels impressive.
The blog continues to tick over and although the amount of hobbying I'm able to do at the moment may limit how much I post, I don't think I'll ever give it up now. In fact, given how much effort I put into this I'm even going to include 'blogger' in my LinkedIn profile! I've been doing this for over a decade afterall, I think that deserves some personal recognition. I should stop feeling I need to keep this separate or even be embarrassed about it in a professional capacity. Lets face it my 23 year's experience, various accolades, skills and too many projects to count isn't causing employers to fall over themselves at my door to 'head-hunt' me. I can't imagine including a blog about toy soldiers will do me any harm now.
I'm incredibly grateful for all the true visitors I receive. Thank you everyone for your continued support and proof that blogs still mean something compared to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Obviously I do use them, but I still find this blog my favourite way to share my hobby. Anyway, for those that are still keeping track on their own blogs, and in need of GW themed numbers, feel free to go back to my 1 million post. It's taken me almost 5 years to do what originally took 6 - there's no 'exponential growth' here, just peaks, troughs and milestones 😜
Well done, mate. I reckon I have accounted for a couple of those pageviews ;-) I am close to 250,000 now but, like you, don't really blog for numbers. Keep fighting the good fight!ReplyDelete
I'm really glad you've kept coming back. In a way it feels hypocritical to even acknowledge the numbers sometimes, but they exist. I can't help but recognise them even if I don't care about them. Thankfully, I won't have to think about them again for a long time ;)Delete
Congratulations on the huge milestone.ReplyDelete
Cheers, appreciate it.Delete
woohooo! Great accomplishment. Congrats.ReplyDelete
Thank you, although really it's all you lot making the numbers so it's your accomplishment too!Delete
Awesome milestone, congrats! Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. You've really helped push me in my own personal hobby to try new things, especially with bases and reaching that next level. Thank you!!ReplyDelete
That means more to me than any silly number! I'm really glad the blog has helped inspire you, especially as I'm not often sure I've reached any new levels myself! :)Delete
Well deserved Dave, good to see Blogging isn’t dying, I still enjoy WeeMen and Titan Owners Club blogging so not jumping ship to Insta gratification anytime soonReplyDelete
We're not dying, more like Miss Haversham in a dusty old mansion wearing a wedding dress! Sorry, very weird comparison...Delete
In fact I am trying to reduce my participation on other social media platforms. I haven't yet deleted the apps but I have buried them on my phones so they're less easy to access. I'm finding Twitter increasingly depressing. It appears full of emotionally immature people and those who are without decency and kindness.
I wanted to stick with it to try and support those in the hobby who were vulnerable or being victimised but it's become overwhelming. Now I just dip in and out quickly, but I'm hoping I can kick the habit completely. Facebook I only really post about family things and keeping track of my TV and film watching habits, which feels like it should be separate blog in its own right.