Saturday, 4 March 2017

1 Year of Tabletop Apocalypse!

Well, it really is an auspicious day around here. The blog just turned 1!

It seems like as good a time as any to look back on how things are going. So far, I've published a total of 158 posts (I suppose this one will make 159). That is one hell of a lot of writing, and its funny how things can really sneak up on you. I wonder how many words it has been by now, I know that The Chronicle of Bungo alone has hit the 10,000 word mark recently. Speaking of 10,000, at the moment the blog is generating just over 10,000 hits a month. Not bad when you consider how it all started with a joking telephone conversation about how I should start a blog.

I don't really involve myself in social media, so most of my blog hits come via the various reels on other people's blogs and Google; in that way, the growth in my audience has been very natural. I've also had a few helping hands along the way, and some of the blogs proudest moments have been when I've been featured by Wargames companies, like Anvil Industry, hell, I even made it into Raging Heroes' news letter once! The Better Know a Blogger article on St Andrews Wargaming certainly didn't hurt either.

There are a few things I'd like to improve though. I write all of this stuff either at work, or on an I-pad, as I don't even have a laptop or PC these days. The problem with that is that I can't create decent graphics, or even adjust anything at the moment; leaving the site in a kind of limbo, when I would really like to update the look a lot. Small niggles aside though, it seems to be going well, and more people are reading it than ever, so I shouldn't complain.

Several months back, I did an article called "The Best of Blazmo" showcasing some of the best bits on the blog up until that point. It seems as good a time as any to revive it again, so let's take a look at some of my proudest moments from the last 6 months (in no particular order!):

2) Completed Pan-O Force

3) Raging Heroes, Sister Celenia

4) Converted Chaos Defiler

5) Genestealer Cult Force

6) The Grot Battlewagon

7) Anime Figure

8) Greyfax in NMM

9) Finished Squaduary Entry (Anvil Industry Regiments)

10) Dark Eldar

Well, that about does it for now. If you like what you see, don't forget to follow the blog or check back later for more. Also, don't forget to leave your birthday wishes below!


  1. One year, huh? I would say things are going pretty well for you :D

    1. Thanks. For a long time, you were just about the only person reading and commenting on anything. Thanks for sticking with me!

    2. How long? Hum. I can't pinpoint the exact first entry I saw here...

  2. Congrats mate. I don't do the social media thing either, I find they are all now and instant and no archive of good material. I like blogs as I can look back in peoples posts and find all that lovely gubbins. I have posted at Reddit to link posts which I think people will find interesting. There is a Warhammer40k Reddit where the good people don't mind links, as long as it is not click bait. The larger Reddit for Warhammer, the mods are too dickish, so don't bother posting there.

    1. Yeah, I have a facebook page for this blog, but I mostly use it just to leave messages for companies and stuff (like "hey I painted this Raging Heroes mini" or something). Generally social media seems to be full of millions of Memes and not much else these days; every time I go on there, I can't help but feel like it is a massive waste of time.

  3. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing another great year of content. Glad I could help in a small fashion, it's definitely a blog that people should be reading.

  4. In the words of Crazy Ivan "Happy Birthday!"

  5. A year already? Well played. Huge volume of posts you put out as well chief. Well played.