Wow! It really is 6 months since I started this blog and what a rollercoaster ride it's been. I'm amazed by how many followers I've gained and page views I've received in that short time compared to some more well-established blogs I follow - there are several that I really should pimp out to you guys so that they get the recognition they deserve especially as many of them are the ones that had inspired me to start mine.
So, the June Stats:
Page Views: 24050 (5048 in June - slightly down on the May numbers)
Followers: 191 (20 new in June)
Posts: 177 (28 in June, just under 1 per day)
Since posting my Prize Draw yesterday morning, I've gained 10 new followers - welcome to the asylum guys, meds are dispensed three times daily by the sadis..., ermm, nurse and you can collect your lovely long-sleeved jacket which does up at the back from reception, an orderly will escort you to your padded room shorty.
I had hoped that I might have made it to 25k page views before the end of June, but I guess I'm not enough of a blog-whore yet. I may also have hindered myself with my current Saga warband diversion - if I'd carried on with my 30YW stuff I'd have been "advertising" the finished units on TMP which would have boosted my hit-rate.
So, what are my plans for July:
Original Secret Project part 1 - I need to paint up a small unit from this project to use in the club's Medievals tournament. Oh drat, that probably gives the game away on what this Secret Project is to those with good memories (or the patience to scan back through the blog)
Vikings - they're in a playable state now but need to be finished off (matt varnish, basing)
30YW - get enough painted to be able to field a 650 point army for FoG:R - need to paint up some harquebusier/reiter cavalry, some more foot, dragoons, artillery, commanders and camp bits. Hmmmm, "camp" bits - no, no, no, I must not paint a pink-jacketed regiment.....
Prize Draw painting - no idea what this will be as it depends on the winner(s)
15mm SciFi - finish painting the Chewks, Battlebots and Space Demons. Assemble the A7V kit I bought and accessorise it as the Chewk's sandcrawler
FoG:AM - I need to get my 3 first-round games in the club's Medieval tournament out of the way
Saga - I hope to get several games in this month - we have a session at the club lined up for this Thursday
FoG:R - I doubt I'll get my enough painted up to use myself, but I'd like to at least sit in on a couple of games to get a feel for how the rules differ from FoG:AM
Tomorrow's War - It's been a few months since we played, so it would be good to get a few games in one evening
I'm hoping to try something new this month - book reviews. Even with my hectic painting regime (so much lead and resin, so little time!) I do a lot of reading. On the tube going to and from work, during breaks at work, in the evenings before going to bed so I do get through a lot of books. Curently I'm reading "Death of Kings" by Bernard Cornwell (book 6 of the Uhtred series - you'd never guess I'm on a Saga bug at the moment) and David Chandler's "The Art of Warfare on Land" (yup, that coffee-table classic - unfortunately the 2000 paperback reprint with B&W photos, not the original hardback with lovely colour photos).