First off, I would like to thank everyone that enjoys this material that I write – be it an editorial or a guide. I am fortunate enough that, while it would be nice to get some Patreon support, I don’t need it to keep this site running. So without further adieu, here is the year in Review.
In 2019, we had 1,879 site views with 1,176 unique visitors for an average of 1.6 views per visitor. This was down considerably from 2018 with 2,932 and 1,635 views and visitors respectively. A large part of that can be attributed to The Mighty Jingles article and interview which brought in 891 views alone. The other contributing factor here was, in 2018, 57 articles were published versus the mere 29 published this year. So what happened between 2018 and 2019?
For starters, in 2018, I had a few other writers that were able to publish some of the extra pieces and help take some of the load off. While they only contributed 5 articles, that’s still 5 articles that I didn’t have to write! However, the bulk of the discrepancy in publications this year lies solely on my shoulders. I was not able to put out as much as material as I would have like and I do have my reasons.
2019 was a year of nightmares when it came to RL work. 50-60 weeks make playing the game tough, let alone writing about it. While that is a bit of a buzz kill, the other 2 reasons are both good, starting with becoming a Super Tester. Much of what I might have written about before, from data-mining and getting information from various sources, I need to be far more cautious of due to NDA. That, and being a ST in and of itself can be time consuming. The details are Top Secret.
The final, and most exciting reason that I have not been able to put out as many articles as I would like is I now have as son! What a joy it has been to be a new father. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Be that as it may, it is very time consuming, as many may know, and spending time with my family IS more important than any game. So what’s next?
Well, I am looking forward to having DrPoofin back on as a writer after his year long hiatus. I also have a number of article ideas set aside for a rainy day which I hope will provide many of you with some extra knowledge and insight into the game as well as a good read. What I would like from you all though is more engagement!
Feel free to visit us on Facebook, join our Discord (feel free to leave suggestions and liven the place up a bit), and leave comments and likes here. I want to hear what everyone has to say about different article and get their input for ideas for new ones as well so until 2020 – Happy New Year and Fair Seas!