A Green Mushroom Turns One Year Old Today
A Green Mushroom is officially one year old today! That went by fast. I didn't know if I was even going to survive the first month of blogging, much less an entire year. I must say I'm proud of myself and I'm very happy with what the site is becoming.
In the first year I've had 40,077 pageviews from 17,664 visits and at least 11,975 unique visitors. That's simply amazing to me. My posts are thoughts I'm writing down for myself because I enjoy gaming, but you internet citizens keep coming back to see what I write. So, thank you readers! I love your feedback, comments, and discussions. Thank you for finding and returning to the site over the course of this last year.
When I set out, I wanted to write about gaming with a side of media analysis. My goal was to average about 3 posts per week. I currently have 225 posts on the site. This means I've actually averaged 4.33 posts per week, something I'm very proud of. The month of May (when I posted every day) certainly helped.
I'd also like to acknowledge some amazing virtual friendships I've made over the past year. These bloggers all touch on the same subjects I do and they've engaged me in many interesting and insightful conversations in comments and via twitter. If you've never heard of their sites you should go visit them right now.
You can see all my other favorite bloggers in the sidebar to the right, but these 5 have been my core conversationalists and deserve some thanks. They keep commenting and tweeting and absolutely rock for it!
My plans for the next year are to continue my posts, keep in touch with others in the blogging community, average two posts per week, and get some more themed content on the site. I'm lowering my expectations to 2 posts per week because I finally have a full-time job instead of a hodge-podge of part time and freelance work. Hopefully I'll post more than that, but I'm trying to stay realistic with my goals. I'm hoping to do more content along the lines of my StarCraft 2 Newbie Guide. Something with a theme that people will find helpful or interesting. I think my Final Fantasy Project might be the next post series along those lines. Now that I've been writing for a year I also want to do a page of my top content. I'll include all of my favorite posts and topics in one place.
Once more I'd like to say thanks readers. You're all amazing for reading my ramblings multiple times per week. I couldn't ask for more... except that you keep coming back for more.