When I started this blog, I never imagined what the 100th post would be like, it seemed an impossibly long time away. Time gallops by and here we are, 100 posts later, still going strong.
The first post was made on November 28, a fortnight after the release of Storm Legion. I didn’t publicize much the first few days, rather I built up a history of articles for visitors to read. It wasn’t until I posted the article on Sky Projectors that I started the advertising campaign. Ah that was a thrilling time. I’d check the statistics every few hours just to see if someone had visited.
December was a great month for blogging about dimensions. New items were continually being discovered as people uncovered dimension goodies from instances and Christmas was an easy theme to to build the blog around, with people building decorations to celebrate the occasion. December also saw the start of continuing features, like Radish Recommends and Inspirations, and I showed off my first finished dimension, Merry Christmas, Greybriar. I was rewarded for my work, 1021 visits by readers generated 5427 site views for December.
Competitions and controversy marked January. I launched my first competition for Valentine’s Day, Rift Dimensions organised their own Valentine morphing competition and Trion overshadowed both of us with their ‘The Joy Of Dimensions’ competition. While controversy about voting and soulbound fishing items spilled over to February as The Joy Of Dimensions concluded, it had the effect of drawing the dimensions community together. My own personal dimensions tragedy happened in February with the accidental deletion of the Radish Inn.
March and April were quieter months for the dimensions community. March bought the Carnival of the Ascended dimension goodies and the new Moonshade Pools dimension. It was also the month the Silky Venom Guild Hall opened it’s doors. For April, I dragged myself into the modern age, experimenting with Twitter and Facebook, and the introduction of Nomi, the artifact vendor, reminded us that MMOs change to make life easier as they age.
During that time, the readership of Better Homes and Dimensions has doubled; April bought 1,976 viewers with 10,928 views for the month. While we’re on the subject of statistics, the most visitors to the blog in one day was 220 on 30th of April and the most views in one day was 728 on the 26th of April this year.
This blog has been helped upon the way by my guild, Silky Venom. Right from the start, they’ve been supportive of my dimension activities and the blog. The article on Sky Projectors was made possible with the help of Kayson who, upon reaching shard first glorified in Lycini reputation, promptly bought all the sky projectors for me to screenshot. The guild has always been generous with dimension items drops and have been a constant supply of expert and chronicle dimension items. Between them, they know all the crafted recipies and patiently fill my orders for items. I am lucky to be part of such a supportive guild.
The other people who have made this blog a success are the dimension builders. Without their work, I’d have little to write about and less to screenshot. The last people to thank for my blog are the readers, without y’all, writing this blog would have been a lonely task.