12 January 2015

Happy 5th Birthday!!

Yesterday marked this blog's 5th birthday, so in this year's first post I get to acknowledge a few stats…

521 posts and 311k hits

…so that's 112k hits in the last twelve months with 113 new posts.

It fell a little short of my own expectations as I had big plans for the Christmas break that went awry somewhat – December falling well short of the rest of the year in terms of posts and visitors.

It's difficult to predict what the next twelve months will bring to the blog. Time is very short at the moment, but I am getting very twitchy to get back in to some hobby stuff – painting especially.

I think I can make a couple of predictions though. Unless the world turns upside down I can see GW related stuff fading into the sunset. Never say never, but my first hobby love has become something of a slapper these days and I'm not going to waste my time with something that just takes the piss. There will be more purchases for X-Wing and some more Zombicide arrivals when their latest kickstarter shinies start to land. I will also complete my castle in one form or another – got a cracking post waiting in the wings for that.

I think I'm going to enjoy Salute even more this year, given the hobby deprivation I'm currently enduring. It may also be an opportunity for me to go a little nuts with the purchases.

So, with a feeling akin to walking towards a large desert, the year begins and I have no real idea what gaming experiences we'll see this year – very exciting though.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my baby son Finn, who was three weeks old yesterday too. No doubt he will make his full debut on the blog in the next twelve months too – can't start them too early!


  1. Happy 5th here! Great progress considering all that has happened. Looking forward to the next 12 months, and hopefully we meet up at Salute again!

    1. Thank you sir!… and definitely need a catch up at Salute

  2. Happy Blogday! Great to see you posting again and I love the idea that anything goes this year - could be expensive!

    1. Absolutely – anything goes 2015!
      In fact I may just order some shinies right now!