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A Year in Review

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I can't believe it. Today it has been exactly one year since I started blogging. A lot has happened in that one year. Let's take a look:

Personal
  • Got a new computer
  • Got a job
  • Turned 24
  • Sister moved out
LOTRO
  • Mines of Moria released
  • Three festivals
  • Two book updates
  • One new zone
  • A double birthday party
  • Pirates invade Middle-Earth
  • Next expansion announced
  • Two-year anniversary
  • I've played the game for over 3 years
Blogging
  • Total Posts: 427 (counting this one)
  • Average Posts Per Month: 32.8
  • Slowest Month: July 09 with 12
  • Busiest Month: March 09 with 77
  • Three new podcasts found (with blogs)
  • Appeared on three podcasts (not all same as above)
Where I've Been

I started The Middle-Earth Adventurer because I couldn't find a good LOTRO blog. From then my blogroll has grown by leaps and bounds. There's an amazing and active group of LOTRO bloggers and podcasters out there. From humble beginnings as a newbie blogger to a member of a vibrant community.

Where I'm Going

With my life changing and going to change some more, I can almost guarantee that I'll be blogging less frequently. Indeed, we've seen this at the present. However, I fervently hope The Adventurer continues strong for another year. You might see me less frequently, but hopefully none of the quality is lost. However, there is one area of growth that may be of interest: podcasts! After participating in two podcasts as of this writing (three by the end of tonight), I've been infected with podcast fever. In that vein, I'll be creating a podcast version of The Middle-Earth Adventurer.

Now, I go into this new medium with the goal of not doing the same thing as the other great LOTRO podcasts. Instead I'll be using the video medium. No, you probably won't get to see my ugly mug, however, my voice will be forever ingrained into your brains... muahahahahah! *ahem* The podcast will be called MEA Monthly. Clearly I'll be only releasing one every month (my schedule cannot take any greater frequency). The exact content is yet to be determined, but expect fancy flying text, screenshots, and video capture. Also expect a fairly short runtime (10 minutes max is my goal). And of course there will be more info to come as the release gets closer (aiming for end of October).

A Last Word

Thank you all for reading and subscribing. Thank you to the LOTRO blogging and podcasting community for being such awesome people. I hope you'll continue to read The Adventurer in the year to come. Now, time for some cake.

4 Responses to "A Year in Review"

Goldenstar Says:

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to continued blogging success! /cheer

imdamelio Says:

Great job so far,m hope your next year is a good as the first!

/passes some cake

Jayedub Says:

Congrats!

unwize Says:

Keep up the excellent work!