365 Days of MMO News
Feb 19, 2007 02:50:29

I just realized that this past week, marked one year of posting news every week day. Sure I missed a day here and there, but those days were rare. Looks like about five and a half thousand MMO news articles made the grade this past year. Did you read them all? If you did, you are a machine.

It's funny how doing something for a year makes the mind reel and at the same time realize it wasn't so bad. Sure there are too many days that I'm thinking of heading to bed and realize: there's news to post! Sleep never has been popular with me, so why start now?

I think year one of such an en devour (podcast is coming up on an anniversary too) is an adventure that doesn't feel like work. It's the second year that really sets the stage. At least that is what I'm telling myself at 2AM this Sunday evening as I push out podcast 53, and look forward to another day of MMO news mongering tomorrow.

Thanks for hanging out here this past year!

Some stats after year one:

Total News Items in Database: 5368 (All manually entered, not aggregated from a feed.)
Average News Items per Day: 14 (I didn't cut weekends out of the average computation)
Total Number of News Items Clicked: 366,672 (Driving a little traffic to the new sources!)
Estimated time to collect a year worth of news: 150 hours

Submitted by Brent on Feb 19, 2007 02:50:29 CST (comments: 5)


'Thanks Brent!' by Joel
Submitted on 2007-02-19 14:20:53 CST
Well let me thank you Brent for gathering all of this news together. If you didnt do it im sure I wouldnt be half as up to date on MMO news as I am now. Great job man and here is hoping for many more successful years ahead!

'Awesome' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-02-19 14:29:47 CST
Great work Brent....I know that my site has a lot more value due to the Virgin Worlds news feed.

Keep it up.

'More to come' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-02-20 10:21:49 CST
I have some really cool stuff that I'm getting close to adding that will really take this site to the next level, but ever since I left my old boring job, I've had little opportunity to do dev, just trying to keep the lights on, but sooner or later I'll crack down and get it done. I'm about half-way through it probably.

'WOOT! Gratz Brent.' by cyanbane
Submitted on 2007-02-20 20:37:23 CST
Virginworlds has been a great daily read since day 1. Congrats on 1 year man.

'Thanks' by sifo
Submitted on 2007-02-22 11:34:52 CST
You provide a great resource for the MMO community and bloggers. Your links to a few of my articles have opened many people to my blog and podcast that would have never viewed or listened to them otherwise.

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