Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday's Food for Thought - Recognition

Recognition - the state of being recognized

When I first started blogging it was solely out of boredom. I really really didn't except it to last more then a month or so. However, within a few weeks I got some blogger achievements and I thought that was really cool.

I always liked writing, but I know that I wasn't really good at it. I have to proof read my blog post ATLEAST 5 or 10 times to catch all of the error and grammar mistakes. If you follow my blog you know that I never catch them all lol.

Anyway, I been updating this blog multiple times a week for the past 5 months and I must say that I have meet some pretty cool people. By that I mean that I have meet some pretty coolbloggers. Fish wrote a post this week giving a shout out to some new bloggers that he actually knows in the game. His first paragraph in that post he said:

There are a lot of bloggers I feel like I know, Krizzlybear, the guys at WTFspaghetti, Darraxus, Gnomeageddon, Larissa, etc.

I pretty much feel that same way. Sometimes I will confuse myself and think that I am on the same server as those particular bloggers lol. If I have a question about there post, for a split second I think..."I will just ask them when I log on"

Then I have slap myself in the face and realize I am retarded. Did I mention that I do 95% of my blog writing and viewing between the hours of 2:00am and 7:00am? Sometime my mind plays
tricks lol

I have watched my blog grow from just a few hits a day to over 800 hits yesterday. Now that 800 hits blew my record of 112 hits out of the water and it was because I got linked in an article bywowinsider. Either way, I usually get around 70-100 hits a day when I actually update. I know to the bigger bloggers that isn't much, but for me....that is outrageous.

I would like to accept this award...

On of those bloggers that I was talking about earlier, (were I think we play on the same server lol) Cait from One Among Many, decided to give me an award. I must say, it feel good to be recognized by your peers. Especially one that is as well establish and admired likeCait. I remember what first drew me to her site was her awesome ULTIMATE BLOG, which I have had linked on my page ever since.

I also got tagged for the same "meme" by another awesome blogger, Kyrilean from Casual Hardcore. Our blog are pretty similar in that we don't really talk about just one subject...mostly just random WoW thoughts that cross our minds. I mean...whats better then random stuff about the game that we all are hopelessly additiced love? I will tell you


Thanks for the recognition guys....mucho appreciated

Rules for meme

1. Brag about said award and link back to individual passing said award to you. - check
2. Tag other bloggers and give them all said award.
3. Write 10 honest things about yourself since this is the "Honest Weblog Award"...


I am only going to give "my award" to three bloggers. Most of my blog roll have already done this meme, so that makes it a little more easier.

1. Player vs Developer Awesome blog. Talks about MMOs in general and overall a great site. Looking forward to hearing his 10 honest things...if he does it that is =P
2. Frost is the New Black One of the first blogs I ever read. I like this dude writing style and he usually has some good information about one of my favorite spec / class, the frostmage.
3. Sideshow and Syrana Just a good blog. I am interested in learning more about these bloggers.

10 Honest Facts
  1. I am 23 years old
  2. I have two cats that make me laugh daily with their crazyness
  3. I live with my girlfriend and Darraxus's tips to getting her to play WoW did not work lol
  4. I am a Cisco Certified Network Assoicate..../puke
  5. I have never bought anything off of ebay
  6. I love professional sports and I am one of the few Americans that actually enjoy futbol (soccer)
  7. I am not afraid to admit to anyone that I am a certified NERD
  8. My favorite fast food has to be White Castles....mmm....white castles...
  9. I don't like working for a living...I need to win a million dollars so I can hang out all day and be lazy.
  10. I am pretty excited about today being Friday....WOOT!
That's all I got for today. Enjoy your weekend and be safe, I'm WTFout of here....


Anonymous said...

Hey doc, woot for spreading the award love!

I'm glad you enjoy my blogroll :) THIS sunday will be my monthly update, so I'll be sure to post an update about that to pinpoint who's new and who's not...etc.

Glad to see you've really grown as a blogger and expanded your readership!


Darraxus said...

Sorry my tips did not work. They have to be at least willing to give it an honest shot. If they arent, then you might as well use my tips for toilet paper ;)

Fish said...

LOL I played soccer in HS, too slow for me, I can't believe you've never bought anything off ebay!

I think the thing that draws me to blogging more than anything else is interaction with the other bloggers.

LarĂ­sa said...

Grats to the WI love!
And yes, I feel the same about the blogging community. It really means a lot to me. There are moments in the game when I feel utterly lonely. Those nights when all the 10 others online in the guild are doing undying achievement and I couldn't make it in time and probably wouldn't have got a spot anyway and I'm wondering what to do in my solitude. Then I think about the blogging community and I feel some sort of comfort. We can't play online together, but it still feels like having an extra guild, an extra game friend, just a post or comment away...

P said...

I heard you guys got Maly down today. grats!

should have tagged me! maybe then I would have something to write about =)

Ribeye / Manchego said...

It's funny the way we look at that silly dashboard hit counter. I know I'm never getting to BRK - BBB territory, and it's ultimately no big deal, really. Still, I can remember the days before I really had any readers - you'd look at the counter one day and see a number like "37" and think "oh wow, some people read it today!", since that number was usually about 12. Exciting stuff.

I forget exactly where I hit stride on things, I think it was a day that BBB linked me - and I got some crazy number like 2400 hits, which was about 24 times more than any previous day (also, still the record by a lot), and in the vicinity of some entire months. Of course, it settled down after that - but I'm happy to say that a typical day is usually betwen 600-800 for me, and that's great as far as I'm concerned. It's nice to think that someone might actually be reading all the drivel I write and (gasp) implementing it from time to time!

Anyhow, grats on getting yourself a readership spike! Hopefully, they liked what they saw enough to come back again and make it a habit!

WoW Druid said...

Congrats on the 800 mark...thats a huge number in my humble opinion! I'm just getting into the whole thing myself and have been really amazed at how cool everyone is. In the past 4-5 weeks I've met and chat on a regular basis with some other bloggers and am having a lot more fun doing this than I ever thought possible. I never "got" the whole blog-0-sphere thing before. Congrats again!

kyrilean said...

Gratz on the WoW Insider mention! Totally screws up any daily hit tracker graph you have for weeks!! :)