Pictured here is the first post I ever made on this blog. The date? August 9, 2007.
This blog is ten years old.
Needless to say a LOT has changed in those ten years. I have seen many, MANY bloggers come and go. Many games have come and gone. I saw this blog go from being just a personal place for me to store my thoughts to a whopping 1200 subscribers and over 1000 unique daily hits at its peak in 2009, and then as I went on hiatus and WordPress blogs sort of started to die out in favor of various other discussion formats, I saw this blog kind of fall by the wayside, too.
And yet. Here I am. I actually, uh… if you’d told me this ten years ago I probably would have laughed, but I actually have an active WoW subscription right now.
I took this screenshot a couple of days ago.
What’s that? Pike still plays… a Beast Master hunter? STOP THE PRESSES.
Granted, I’m… not exactly doing anything. I’m not raiding. I’m not even doing heroics. I am collecting mounts, and playing the goldmaking game for no other reason than I like watching the shiny number in the corner of my backpack rise.
Actually, this post and ten year anniversary day is really good timing because today I managed to cross this little finish line:
SO YEAH, that’s what’s up with me.
What’s up with you guys? Are any of the old guard still around? Come on out of the woodwork and say hi and tell me what you’re up to!
As for me, well, I’d love to return to blogging again but I don’t know if I have anything worth saying (unless you all really want to hear about my Farming Adventures) and I feel like most of my old readers have long since moved on to greener pastures anyway. I am still writing, of course, just… elsewhere. I do NaNoWriMo (and win it) every single year, which I am pleased to say I was originally encouraged to do by the WoW blogging community in the first place. I’ve also been writing, uh, *coughs* fanfiction. A lot of it. Oh, and I’m on tumblr a lot, although you should probably only look into that if you really like the Dragon Age series because that’s my current obsession.
So, where will I be in ten more years? I mean, a part of me wants to say I’ll finally be free of Blizzard’s grasp and this blog won’t even exist anymore, but honestly I thought that would be the case ten years ago, so I’m not going to put anything past my future self anymore.
And come on, let’s face it. I’ll never be free of Blizzard’s grasp. I’ve already pre-ordered Starcraft Remastered. Like, I did that the second it was up for pre-sale.
Anyways, that’s really all that’s going on with me! I know it’s not very exciting, but I couldn’t let this day go by without making a little post about it.
/hugs and waves to all! *pops cork on champagne bottle*