Today is the sites 2nd birthday. Even though it is a milestone, the first 6 months or so, I was almost the only visitor to the site ( I had to drag a few friends by the hair to look at the monitor). So technically the site did not find its niche until September of 2010, when thanks to Sons of Taurus, a few people started visiting the site. I credit him and his review of the site, for me continuing to write and work on the blog.

Now the site is going relatively strong, and I still enjoy waking up a little early almost daily to do some digging for the days post. How there is enough to keep a site like this going daily is still a mystery to me, but somehow, there is always something to take a look at.

Where is the site going? Well, for one, I am considering another writer here. Perhaps starting as a guest writer for the time being, as I am a slow one when it comes to change. There is already someone in mind, and I have been in contact with that individual while I consider it.

Otherwise, I of course will be continuing what this site does best, and that's pull rumors and news from everywhere and get them up in one place. More lists, Tactics, and Rules questions (once 6th hits), are also going to be a mainstay. While I have diverged from doing these weekly, its mostly due to being stuck in transition of moving to a new house. Its been a long and horrendous process.

The site will be cresting its 3 million view mark later this month, which is an achievement all its own. While these achievements are all great and everything, I am proud of the atmosphere here with the readers and comments. For the most part the site has kept away from the drama found on several sites and forums, and kept away the elitist attitude that often comes about with regular commenter's and authors on other sites.

I remember being concerned about posting anything when I first started. It was like " What if someone comments.... crap, now what did they say?" Well a few early jitters goes away after a bit. Especially once you stop going over every sentence with a fine toothpick. Errors are human, I see them all the time on network news, and they even have full time editors. Some of the funniest moments though come from re-reading a post a week or so later that you put up, and not understanding what form of English if any, you were using. That comes from my habit of being a sentence ahead in my mind, and my body combining both of them.

Well happy birthday Faeit 212. Its been fun, and I look forward to the next year with the site.

26 Comments:

  1. Congrats! Your success is very well deserved. I'm glad to have been a part of getting more eyeballs here, both for your sake and the sake of the enlightened visitors.

    Though I miss that there are fewer updates in the vein that drew me here, the rumor format is also very well done and drama-free, two hallmarks of everything you do. Kudos.

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  2. Grats,
    keep up the good work as this is one of the best sources for rumours and news :D

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  3. Well done!! and thanks from me to you for visiting my site when it was new and giving me a plug on your new blogs series!

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  4. Congratulations! And another huge thats saying thanks for the plug.

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  5. Grats! I read your blog every day and quite enjoy it. Sure saves me a lot of time and I always have cool rumors to share with friends.

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  6. Congratulations! I also visit at least once a day, it's a great place to see a rumor roundup without having to go through a million different sites and fish through all the posts.

    I also like the tactica articles, the Dark Eldar one has proved invaluable.

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  7. My weekdays at work start with a coffee and this site.

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  8. Happy B-day!!!

    I follow this blog since last year, please don´t stop working for the hobby!!

    We should miss you

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  9. Well done! This is now the only rumour site I visit, because somehow you seem to have everything everyone else does, and more! A day never passes without me visiting this site.
    Keep up the good work!

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  10. Keep up the nice work. Happy birthday.

    I enjoy reading this blog.

    Davy
    from the Netherlands

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  11. Congrats on the sites birthday, I`ve been a follower for a few months now. I love the combindd rumours :-)

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  12. Congratulations! I am completely the same with sentencing and trying to type 2 at a time! And I agree with an earlier comment I wake up make a cup of tea and sit down to see what this site offers me, when you love rumours and its a friendly environment you do not get better.

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  13. happy birthday!

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  14. I have been following this site for months now and come here often because of the rumors and stay for the commentary. I first found this site because I'm a Dark Eldar player and I was looking for tactics and ideas for how to play DE then I just kept coming back because this site offers so much more.

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  15. Great site man! Keep posting!

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  16. Been following your site for a few months now - happy birthday and heres to more rumours!

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  17. Happy Birthday, great site!!

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  18. Congrats. I'm on here daily and love your work!

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  19. Ditto, well done on a blog that is an absolute must for anyone, and long may you continue=]

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  20. Ya know that picture really screams HAPPY BIRTHDAY doesn't it? :P But happy 2nd hope this blog continues to the year 40,000! :)

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  21. Happy Bday! :))
    Keep up the good work!
    Faeit is a great replacement for my morning newspaper for some while now! :)

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  22. Congrats you are one of only 7 websites on my favourites list. Didn't realise it was so young.

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  23. Wow, 2 years already?! I feel like this was one of my newer additions to my blog roll, but now that I think about it I've been following since fall 2010! How the years go by...
    Your blog was fantastic back then and continues to be amazing today. Keep up the amazing work and don't stop taking whatever drug allows you to post so frequently!

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