Friday, 24 January 2020

One Million Views! (and Didcot Wargames Club)


This past week, the blog hit 1 million views! I don't normally pay too much attention to the view count (mostly due to Russian bots and weird links boosting the numbers), but I've been keeping an eye on this target as it approaches. 

2020 has brought a bit of a renewed interest for me in blogging. My number of articles were dipping for most of 2019, but I've been much more active with my painting and blogging in January, and hope to continue the trend through the rest of the year. 

In other hobby news, 2020 will also bring a new first for me, as I start up my own gaming group. 

I've been looking into doing this for a while now, as the club that I attend is on a Friday night and a good 45 mins drive from me. Due to changing personal circumstances this year, my Friday nights may not be as free as they once were, so I was looking for another outlet for my gaming needs. 

As a result, Didcot Wargames Club will be opening in March. I'm looking forward to seeing how this venture goes, and if it will have enough interest to keep it going for the long term. Fortunately, I have enough terrain and mats to maintain a small gaming club, just on my own. However, there has been a good level of interest so far, so I'm hoping I will be able to grow the club in the coming year. 

Check us out on Facebook if you are in the Oxfordshire or Didcot area and are interested in a new gaming night locally. If any other bloggers out there have experience with running a gaming club, please let me know of any lessons learnt over that time! 

17 comments:

  1. Congrats on a fine arbitrary milestone! WeMen hit that last year too and I totally forgot to blog about it, lol. Didcot eh? Not too far from chez WeeMen... LH and myself are Hampshire / Dorset way so Oxford is sub 2hrs which makes it almost local compared to St Andrews.

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    1. Cheers Siph! Definitely up for a game against the WeeMen at some point.

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  3. Good luck with the new club and congrats on the milestone, here's to another million!

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  4. Great work on the milestone, while arbtrary as a number in its own right, it still represents hard work and some dedicated readers. 262krieg crawls towards 100k, so I know it isn't trivial to break 1M even with the bots and whatever else is going on out there.


    Best of Luck with the gaming club!

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  5. It's great to see that all your effort is being acknowledged, well done Mike and Congratulations.

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  6. Congratulations mate! Keep fighting the good fight. Good luck with the gaming club too :-)

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  7. Congratulations Mike. Good luck on the gaming club - a great idea.

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  8. I am interested in hearing about how you set up the club. There is an active community where I live, just outside of Los Angeles, but little organization or focus with playing. If I could request, do a blog post on how you formed the club, where you all play, and other details, please.

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    1. No problem, I was planning to put a post together about setting up the club once it gets up and running.

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  9. Congrats on the milestone! I'm also looking to start a new gaming club (also due to some personal challenges) so I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts on the process!

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  10. Well done matey, looking forward to hearing how you get on with the club 😀

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