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Rants, ruminations, and rambling reports from the front lines* of the Massively Multiplayer Multiverse.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Blogoversary to Me!!

So it has been a whole year since I first started documenting my thoughts and opinions about the world of MMORPGs. 2010 was the year I branched off from being a WoW player to being a multi-MMO gamer. I have tried Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online, and Age of Conan--sticking with STO and WoW. I also feel I have become part of a larger gaming/blogging community; a thriving, usually courteous, group of friends that love games and the ideas and inspiration they can provide.

At first, blogging was an outlet for my World of Warcraft stories; but my WoW account got hacked three days after starting the blog, and I did very little other than bitch about it those first couple months. Then in March 2010,after subscribing to play Star Trek Online, I started reading the blogs of people like MMO Gamer Chick, and Adventure Historian. As I wrote in the first post of "I Have Touched the Sky" CeeGee inspired me to write stuff about my STO characters.

I soon joined the Federation News Service a STO fleet consisting (mostly) of bloggers and Twitterers founded by Tipa, BlueKae, and others. Around the same time, I became more active on Twitter and made even more friends, like Pete and Gordon. I spend a lot of time on Twitter and conversations I have there often inspire new blog posts. While not mentioning everyone I enjoy talking to online, I encourage you to check out my blogroll in the right-hand column of this and all my pages.
As of today, my most popular posts (see the bottom of the right column) were about the RealID controversy and the potential (but unfulfilled) changes to the player avatars in Cataclysm. Just looking at themes/labels I put on the blog, STO has taken up most of my thoughts, with WoW a distant second. RP, or Roleplaying, is also prominent. I have been able to articulate, mostly to myself, the things that I like and dislike about gaming--the kind of gameplay style I prefer. I used to call myself "hardcore casual," though much like "Mary Sue," I have found that both terms have come to include connotations beyond their original definitions, often completely depending on the individual using the terms. My stories are not quite as common as I originally intended, maybe that will be my resolution for this coming year in blogging. I am also eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic with the stories it will inspire, and the blogosphere/Twitterverse is tempting me with Rift.

Thank you, Dear Reader, for staying with me throughout this year. And here's hoping for many more to come. Now, seeing as it's also my 4th monthiversary with DGF and she is playing WoW without me: Happy Questing, and I'll catch you on the flip-side.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the blogoversary! It's been a pleasure getting to know you here and on Twitter!

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  2. Congratulations! I had no idea that your blog was a year old, too! Awesomeness!

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  3. Happy blogoversary! It's amazing how similar our gaming interests were this past year. STO was the main highlight for me as well! Thanks for being part of what made the game so fun, it wouldn't have been the same without you. You said I inspired you to write your STO stories, but well, you inspire me with yours too :)

    Congrats again on 1 year, may there be many more!

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  4. Huge grats!! One year is a big landmark in any blogger's life and no easy feat to achieve.

    Love the blog and here's to another great year!!!

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  5. Congratulations on reaching the first year with the blog, here's to a great year two! /cheers

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  6. Thank you all so much. It really has been a great year, and I continue meet wonderful people online who share my interests. I hope the next year is as good as this past one has been.

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