This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

2009 Blogging Retrospective

No WoW content here. Sorry, today is a day for belly-button gazing :)

I’m starting into my fourth year of writing this blog. I’m still enjoying it so I’ll keep doing it. It was a little rocky earlier in the year. I had some problems juggling time. In April 2009 I started co-hosting the Twisted Nether Blogcast and that ate up a lot of my time. Add to that we weren’t progressing in raiding.. and I just wasn’t feeling it. Through the life of the blog I’ve rarely posted on the weekends.. but earlier in the year I was getting to the point where I was only posting 2-3 posts during the week. I’ve bounced back since then. Posts are much more regular now. I started doing addon reviews on Mondays and posting my weekly twitters on Sunday (the twitters are mostly for me as an archive). The first twitter weekly update was posted on 2009-08-16.

Statistics:
I’ve had a steady growth of page views through the year.

StatCounter says I had 254,350 Page loads in 2009. This is slightly down from 2008. I reset it to 0 on January 1, 2010.
Unique Visitors 2009: 178,196 This is slightly up from 2008.
Returning Visitors 2009: 35,963 This is also slightly down from 2008.

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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Addon: Elitist Group

Elitist Group is an addon that reviews your pug members and give you a couple of different standards to judge your group mates. It also allows you to make notes about each group member after a run. I’m not sure if it does the same thing for 10-/25-man raids.

Here’s a screenshot from a recent pug. As I joined the instance this flashed up on the screen:

This is a pug headed into Halls of Stone.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-02

Nib has acquired [Perky Pug] he's SO CUTE! /dies of cute. Srsly, he barks when you click on him. AWWWWW #
So we just had an "earthquake" in Dalaran. /peer That takes talent.. to have an earthquake in a floating city.. just sayin' #
I got kicked from my first group today. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Red Flag on the wanna be raider

So here’s my thought process:
Me: Oh goodie, a pally. We like those. We’re full up on prot but a prot/holy is a good mix and we may need that when we start doing 25s. Wonder how he’s geared.

Look pally up on wow-heroes.com

He seems to have last logged out in Holy gear.
Hmmm all purples… 200-226 gear. Not too bad.. but we have flags on the play.
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