Today mark’s buttonmashing.com’s one year anniversary. Man, how time flies! I had various ideas of what I wanted buttonmashing.com to be but I settled on the idea of a video-game blog. It all started with a simple post about my intentions with this site (which have morphed over time) and snowballed from there. Although I can certainly recognize good writing, I’ve never considered myself a good writer. Looking over my older posts, however, I have seen a definite improvement. Improving my writing skills has been one of my goals and I hope that continues. I’ve also been fascinated with the blogging phenomenon and I’m glad to be a part of it, small as buttonmashing.com may be. I’m not really sure where video game blogging fits in to the “blogosphere” but I think it has had at least some effect. I have also noticed that there’s been an increase of video game bloggers, which can only be a good thing.
First, I want to give a big thanks to everyone who’s visited, commented, vented, whatever, here at buttonmashing. It’s been fun reading what others have to say and what others think about this medium we all love. It really is a great community, fanboys and all.
Even though I caught flak for using numbers for a measure of success, I’m gonna do it again. In addition to the numbers below, one measure that can’t be put into statistics is the fun I’ve had. Buttonmashing.com has been a lot of work but it’s been a lot of fun, a great release, if you will. Buttonmashing.com originally started out on Blogger, which was a good starting point but I eventually wanted something more. The move to WordPress has been the easiest switch and I am impressed on a daily basis by the support WP gets. From plug-ins to security to comment spam protection (Bless SpamKarma2) WP is the best blogging software out there. With that, on to the numbers:
Posts – 212
Comments – 206
Page Views – 25,825
Unique Visitors – 16,590
Controversies Started – 1 (that I’m aware of)
So it’s been a wild, fun, first year. Starting the Carnival of Gamers has been a treat and I’ve “met” a lot of great bloggers and gamers out there. I hope buttonmashing has provided at least some form of entertainment and information to you, the reader. Thanks again to everyone who’s stopped in and here’s to another year of button mashing!