Turning Four

Four Year Old Panda

I've been playing far too much Mists of Pandaria

The week before last (Christmas Day, to be precise), this blog turned four years old, an incredible feat considering I can vividly remember the day I started it and wondering to myself it would ever survive a year or prove to be even the least bit popular. Well, as fortune would have it, We Fly Spitfires (honestly, I don’t know why I picked that name) is stick alive and kicking and enjoyed (I’m assuming that at least some of you aren’t complete masochists) by thousands of people from around the world. Amazing, really.

Of course, it takes no sharp eye to realise that my blogging schedule has slowed down dramatically from one my once rather ambitious post on every day of the week. It’s even been almost a month since my last article which, yes, I realise does completely suck and I can only blush profusely about in some lame attempt at an apology. Let’s just blame the festive holidays for that one, shall we. Still, I think my posting schedule now is much more likely to be weekly or biweekly, not because I don’t still feel the urge to blog or game (I still play MMOs a lot, as my wife can attest to), but because real life keeps having this handy way of keeping me busy.

Long time readers will know that I started a web company called Primate almost two years ago now and, as any small business owner knows, it’s kept me busier than I ever imagined. It’s very satisfying and very fulfilling though and we’re growing nicely with a lot of high quality work under our belt that makes me very proud. I’ve even had the pleasure of working with a couple of other businesses both run by readers of this very blog. How awesome is that?

However, between work, gaming, spending time with the missus and some reasonable attempts to just plain get some space away from computers, it doesn’t leave a whole lot of time left to write. But I’m OK with that. I believe blogging is a hobby to be enjoyed and it doesn’t matter if you blog five times a day or once a month, so long as you have fun doing it. Ironically, I actually like the way I write more now that I’m posting less and have more time to think about it although that’s probably very subjective.

Anyway, it just leaves me to say thank you to each and every one of you, my wonderful readers. You folks keep me on my toes, motivate when I’m fed up and verbally abuse me when I cross the line (as you should). I always love reading your comments and I honestly wouldn’t still be writing if it wasn’t for all your fantastic feedback. Thank you all.

So I guess it’s time to look forward to 2013. I think it’s going to be an exciting year both for blogging and for the MMO industry. And I promise, no more mad theories about religion, gender equality or my own personal sexual frustration. Probably.

Happy birthday me!

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7 Comments

  1. DM Osbon says:

    Congrats on the 4th year!

    I’ve just signed up to 3 years on a domain that hosts WP for my blog. Don’t tend to stick just to gaming for topics now, as books/comic books and movies take up a fairer proportion of my leisure time. Had you considered writing a more varied blog?

  2. Stina says:

    Congrats on hitting four years. I’ve hardly been able to stick with a blog for four months, if I only I stick to one for a whole year I would be proud. Keep doing what you’re doing. :)

  3. Congrats on 4! Nice work, and keep the content flowing whenever however you like. :)

  4. vortalism says:

    Ding! Achievement.. 4 Years of MMO Awesome.

    I eagerly await whatever you have to write seeing as MMOs are going through a transitional period, which by the end will likely be a renaissance in how MMOs work and how they’re made, a la Pathfinder Online, Planetside 2 etc.

  5. Lol, n00b. ;) My blog is twice as old as yours!

    You also post less often than I do, which is a feat in and of itself! :)

    Anyway, congrats for 4 years, I guess…. ;)

  6. Cymre says:

    Congratulations on 4 years!

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