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A year of Warcraft, 2007

Installed Warcraft: 12/28/2007
Installed Burning Crusade: 2/24/2007

First Blog entry: “Hunter Feed Pet Macro” 2/6/2007

First toon: Tikataka Human Rogue. She’s currently 26 and acting as my bank toon in Ironforge. I just never really glommed onto the rogue class. I think it’s a combination of it not being the right fit.. and it being my first character. The pain, tears and suffering of my first character come back to me every time I try and play a rogue and I just can’t get past it :)

First 70: Tatia Draenei Paladin Started March 13, 2007 – August 13, 2007. I didn’t level quickly.. but I did enjoy it.

Favorite class: Warlock. Yes.. my favorite class is the warlock. I discovered this -after- I’d made it to 70 with my Paladin. Ah well. Lilac, my alliance-side warlock is leveling quickly. That said.. the hunter is kinda fun too.. hrm.

First stepped into Kara: 09/11/2007 We’ve made it as far as Netherspite once. We’re working to get up to a full clear.. 8/10 so far.

Total Blog Entries: 366 (including this one)
Total Comments: 655

Feedburner says I have around 88-115 subscribes… Hi everyone!

StatCounter says I had 66,025 visitors since I installed it. I reset it to 0 on January 1, 2008.

Blog Red letter days:
Lately I’m seeing about 500-800 hits per weekday.. but there have been some peaks.

Tuesday 11/20 1,004 hits (Rogan at “Blessing of Kings” posted a link to “Trinket Macros“)
Tuesday 11/27 1,644 hits (BRK at “BigRedKitty” posted a link to “OH, BTW…“)(really I called him out on that one.. I’d've been really surprised if he hadn’t responded)
Thursday 12/20 7,651 hits (WowInsider posted a link) (incidentally, I was flying to parent’s house in Montana on that day so didn’t see the hits (or comments) for about a week)

Popular Entries:
It’s a little sad to say.. but I didn’t even write my most popular entry. One day I was browsing the official forums.. and I saw this really cool armor list. Not wanting to lose it.. I copied it as an entry on my new little blog. Somehow the original was removed from the forums. I’ve gotten -tons- of click/links to “How to get 11.5K HP and Uncrushable Pre-Kara” I do think that it’s possibly out-dated with some of the 2.3 changes.. but I stopped tanking a while ago so I haven’t bothered to update the entry. C’est la vive.

Luckily I bounced back. I -did- write my second most popular blog entry “List of Paladin Healing Gear“. In fact I’ve tweaked and re-written it a couple of times.

Hrm.. I think I need to update my sidebar.. it says “Popular Entries” really those are my favorite entries ;) Other ones I rather liked:

– “Bloodthistle.. and your point is?” My first attempt at theorycrafting (Awww isn’t it precious)
– “Remember the Sunwell” Exploring lore.
– “Seal of Righteousness vs Seal of Vengeance” Bigger better Theorycrafting: now with graphs!
– “Definiton: Warcraft” Humor (gimme a break.. I’m a software engineer.. this stuff doesn’t come easily to me :) )
– “Azerothian Ecological and Biological observances” – Pure speculative science here ;)

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