Happy Birthday To Gamedevleague. Death To Gamedevleague.
That's right, one year ago today, the first post to Gamedevleague appeared.
Over that time, the readership went from around 10 hits a day to 150, and then hit a plateau.
I've learned a lot in the last year. I've learned that there's already a word for emergence and it's...emergence. I've learned that I'm not alone in thinking that Zelda's sailing sequences were not fun. I've learned that automated scheduling systems are no substitute for human attention, but I didn't learn that from this blog. I've learned a lot about marketing. I've learned that I like section headings in a small font better than in a big one. And I've learned that typepad seems to be a better source of blogness than blogspot. (I never learned why some of my posts have spaces between the paragraphs and others don't...)
As the hermit crab grows it must migrate to a new shell. Before I was blogging here I was blogging there. Even though only a few of my closest friends read that old one, that makes me one of the industry's oldest bloggers. And now I'll be blogging somewhere else. Details to come.
Since I'm home sick today, now would be a good time to migrate. I've been holding off, because, being a managerial type I like arbitrary milestone dates like "one year from today", and seeing the blog go a whole year seemed cool. And it was cool. It is cool.