No, I have no idea what that title means, even if I do say it sometimes. Yes, even in that fabled “real life”.
Regardless, it should get you hella excited!
Because “The Wayward Initiative” is having it’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
That’s right. Just over a year ago, Chawa had been reading over a blog post from the glorious Pacheco (of Hello Tauren!) fame and expressed that she wanted to dive into the world of blogging. I thought it would be a fun idea because I was also interested in blogging about our misadventures in WoW. And that quickly evolved into letting our guildies/friends post on here as well. Only Brokentree came along for the writing aspect, but we’ve had our friends stop by and say hello. 🙂
We then went through the process of figuring out what bits of WoW we should write about. Which, as you probably have figured out, turned out to be “whatever”. 🙂 We just wanted to discuss our experiences with the game, our highs, our lows, and have fun doing it. And considering we do a little bit of everything in WoW (except maybe RP), we’re just as well to talk a little bit about everything in the game. So, given the broadness of the blog, Chawa came up with our name. She was a little concerned with adopting part of our guild name as the title; but I felt it worked because the blog was open for other guildies to write. On top of that, our guild is what helps the game be so much fun to play. ❤
So, on November 3rd, 2009, this blog was finally created. Although, our first “real” post didn’t drop until November 4th. And what a ride it’s been over the last year. Not only has Big Bear Butt and Dechion given us a few shout-outs, but we’ve been visited by the healing guru, Matticus and we’ve also been linked twice by WoW Insider. As such, we’ve reached a couple of interesting milestones:
- Over 32,000 visits over the year
- 4, 124 of those visits were on June 22, 2010 (a WoW Insider day)
- 666 Comments on 133 posts (not including this one)
That last one means we’re averaging about 1 post every 3 days and about 5 comments per post.
Looking back over the past year, I wonder how we’ve changed. And to be honest, I’m not sure we’ve changed that much at all. We still kinda write a bit about everything. Chawa’s posts are always fun and insightful about things often overlooked in the game, Brokentree is still proving that he’s smarter than me (which he’s been doing for well over a decade now), and I’m still rambling on, prentending I know what I’m talking about. 🙂 As far as I’m concerned, that seems to have worked out JUST fine.
And now after the first year is down, I’m looking forward to the next. There’s already been some exciting changes to the game and there will be many, many more after December 7th. Which means there will be one helluva lot more things to write about!
So, thank you for joining us over the last year of (mis)adventures!
I hope you will join us for more!