It’s quite amazing how fast time flies, isn’t it? I started this blog exactly a year ago today, and I can’t believe it’s already been that long.
When I first started I wrote for just myself and a few guildies might stop by and have a look now and then (usually after a lot of prodding). Now a year later I’ve discovered the entire blog universe of WoW bloggers and I’m so grateful to be part of that community.
The Road So Far
When the blog first started it was called Girls Don’t Play WoW – not to advertise that I’m a girl, but rather because I find it such a silly statement. It was ironic I guess. In any case, as the blog grew I outgrew the name because it did kind of imply some sort of female perspective, which – other than being of the female persuasion – I don’t really provide.
So I changed the name to Spellbound in early 2011, a name (and domain) I’ve owned for years for various purposes. Don’t ask me why, but I love the word “spellbound”, and that’s why I initially bought the domain. I hadn’t even started playing WoW yet when the domain became mine.
I got into the Cataclysm Beta and did some reviews on the starting zones, but I never did finish it since everyone (including me) got a bit sick of all the Cataclysm huff. Information overload.
As Cataclysm was nearing I finally decided to go back to my Warlock as my main since tanking was too stressful for me. I’ve since become a Warlock blogger (still with a lot of general discussion though).
I even tried my hand at some comics, from the Warlock side of things.
I’m admittedly a complete noob and didn’t even install any stats for my blog until the move to Spellbound in 2011, so I don’t know the stats on hits/visits before that.
Number of posts: 155
Number of comments: 1 420
Visits since I started tracking: 16 315
Most visits ever in one day: 504
My most visited page (other than the home page) is my Warlock Guide with 4 616 visits.
Sadly I lost some comments when my blog decided to take a day off and self-destruct some time ago – but I think the stats are fairly correct.
20 Days of…
I never thought that my challenge would take off the way it did. I’m amazed at how many people are currently, or have been, taking part in this.
I’d like to thank every single one of you for participating. It’s so awesome to see everyone’s posts, and I’m only sorry that I’ve not been able to keep up and comment on everyone’s entries.
I’ve tried to keep up to date on who is participating though, and the list has been updated; so please check out the other participants here!
It appears to be tradition to offer something on your anniversary, and since I’m no skilled artist (though I’d have loved to draw people’s characters I’m afraid it would have taken me another full year to complete it), I will have to stick to the topic suggestions.
So, if you would like your very own personal topic suggested by yours truly.. eh, yeah.. Post a comment and let me know!
I can’t promise that they’ll be good – but I’ll do my best to find you something. (Writing about pine cones is a totally valid topic, right?)