One year in Exile

So, I guess today is my 1 year blogging anniversary.  It is a bit anti-climatic since I have fizzled out lately.

So this is kind of a half-hearted year-in-review post.

It started with this kick-off:  Not all those who wander are lost.  Kind of funny since there was just a dev blog out about “All that is gold does not glitter.”  I’ll be getting to that shortly.

Not too long after that I wrote a review of the Astero.  The title was “Say hello to my little friend.”  It was an inside joke because I published the post a few hours after my daughter was born.  She turns 1 in a few days.

In January, I published my (now severely outdated) New Player Exploration Guide.  It has been my most viewed post.

Later in January, I kicked off my first poetry contest called “PLEX for Parody“.  It was a lot of fun and led to some great EVE poems.

In February, I hit 10,000 page views and I felt like I actually had people reading the blog.  It was pretty exciting.

I did a Limerick contest in March, it did ok , but wasn’t as good as the parody contest.

In May, I attempted my first “In-character” blog post.  May was also the first month I received more than 10,000 page views in a single month.

In July, I tried my UNDOCK project.  It lasted less than 2 months when I died ingloriously.

In August, I launched a treasure hunt.  It was way too much work.

September was where I fizzled and I haven’t done much since then.

The blog continues to get quite a few page views.  I came up just short of 100,000 views in my first year.  I am sitting at 91,977 at this moment.  That is actually quite a bit better than I was expecting.  Thank you to all that read and commented and sent traffic my way.

There is actually a bit of interesting exploration news coming up.  I like some of the changes and will be writing about them eventually.




3 thoughts on “One year in Exile

  1. Helena Khan

    I’ve played EvE for a number of years now. And I’ve seen more than a few bloggers come and go. IMHO it is better to write when you have something meaningful to put on the page. Like any pastimes, there are peaks and ebbs. We are more than capable of putting too much artificial pressure on ourselves to the detriment of both writing and the enjoyment of the game, especially when on an ebb.

    What I’m trying to say is that yours is a very good blog, and one of the very few with an exploration focus. It would be a shame for it to go dark. Do what is right for you as far as the game goes and the writing about it, so that the writing continues….

    Not too subtle a hint there, I hope :)

  2. mekorig

    A little late, Happy birthday Pilgrim! Yours is one of the EVE blogs i tend to check regularly (the other is Everhermit and Lowsec Lifestyle).

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