Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stay Awhile and Listen

Wow. Reddit rocks. I posted a link to my blog on the gamedev subreddit of reddit.com and went from 50 to nearly 3000 page hits in one day.  Not only that, they haven't just been reading my posts, they've been commenting too and have spurred some really interesting discussion over on the reddit thread.  I've also been getting around 40 views a day ever since,  and I haven't even written anything new! Well, here is something new, though it's probably not what you were expecting.

Since I have readers now, or at the very least people who stumble into to this blog on their way to greener internet pastures, I figured I'd let you guys and girls know how I'm planning on updating this blog. What I mean rather, is when I'm going to update this blog. I find blogs typically update on a weekly basis, but I don't think that's for me. I wan't this blog to be interesting and stimulating, and let's face it, interesting thoughts, or gamedev milestones worth talking about, don't happen like clockwork every week. Sometimes updates will come more frequently, and other times less frequently. What I'm saying is, I don't want to write something unless it's something of substance, something I believe is of some kind of value to people. I like making and talking about video games, that's not unique, but hopefully my perspective and thoughts can be, and that is what this blog is about, not a weekly view into my gamedev life (unless that's what you want it to be, in which case, let me know).

So, it's worth mentioning that this post is breaking that golden rule, but I have a good reason for that, I promise. I just got a lot of people to look at my blog in one burst, and looking at the page visit statistics Blogger is giving me, people are either coming back to see if there is something new, or people really like reading the seventh page of r/gamedev. This post is just to let the people from that first scenario know that this blog isn't dead and I will be posting on a frequent, yet irregular, basis. The easiest thing to do is probably to follow me by e-mail using the widget to the right of this post. Don't worry, I don't get to see what your e-mail is so I couldn't send you creepy unwanted love letters even if I wanted to.

I was initially going to post about what I got done this week, but I have now (clearly) decided against it for all of the reasons I mentioned above. Well, that's a lie, I will show you the most incredibly awesome thing you have ever seen. Seriously.

Okay, maybe it's not that awesome. Maybe it looks a lot like that red Angry Bird (does it have a name?). But the important thing is that I drew it and it doesn't look like something that came from the bowels of hell designed to torment people who actually know how to draw. I think it looks decent, and the little jumping animation looks nice in action. Even though it's just a pretty placeholder for now, I like it.

Well, that's it for this post, hopefully I cleared up some things for people wondering why there was nothing new to read. Thanks for reading, and keep coming back it's going to be awesome. 

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