Hello, and welcome to the new site!
First, I apologize to anyone following via RSS – I didn’t know that switching over the feed from the old site would spam you with a bunch of posts.
This will be the new site for all my modelry and bloggery. I’ve re-worked all the non-blog pages, so please check out the Armies and Gallery pages! Also, the Tutorials page gets you to all the posts tagged “Tutorial”, and the Battle Reports page does the same.
With the new website comes a new set of goals:
Goal, the First: A wider range of content, and more of it.
I really enjoy writing battle reports, and want to do more of them. Also, I’m getting a chance to play more these days, and I feel like a tactics article every now and then would be good to. I’ve also had a few friends express a desire to write something for the blog, so expect guest articles every now and again.Don’t fear the changes though – the primary focus of the website will remain the hobby aspect of miniature wargaming. However, I feel like maybe having some other topics will keep things fresh and interesting!
With all that, I should be able to exceed my current rate of 2-3 updates a week. With any luck, that will get flipped around into an update every other day or so. For now, I’m going to set a goal of every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 3 posts a week.
Goal, the Second: No more buying models for a particular faction until I have a fully painted 35/50 pt army for that faction. Also, no new factions until I have a fully painted army for each faction I already own.
This one’s pretty simple. No buying until I’m fully painted. The pile of unpainted pewter is just far too large. That‘s going to change. The awesome part is, that means a greater variety of content for you, because I’ll have to paint an entire army before I can buy any new models for a particular faction, and I’l have to have a fully painted army for every faction before I can branch into a new one.
And, following the rule of threes…
Goal, the Third: More feedback!
Yes, my third goal is actually all about you! I’m hoping with the new format, you’ll all be more responsive, and more forthcoming with your thoughts and ideas. I really enjoy it when a comment spurs a conversation, so I’ll be doing my best to ask questions near the end of each post, and I’d really love responses, comments and questions. I promise to respond to every comment left on this website, so long as you keep on leaving them.
To facilitate that, I’ve allowed comments to be made without any need to log in or create an account. All you need to to is enter a name and e-mail address, and then leave your comment. However, if you wish, you can register with the WordPress system so whenever you want to leave a comment, you have an avatar picture, and other stuff automatically filled out for you.
So, with all that in mind, explore the new website, and please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think about the new website!
Goal, the first has a ‘no’ when you mean ‘now.’
Is that the type of feedback you’d like?
Sure, that’s one form of feedback!
love the new and always loved your old site! can’t wait for more content!
Thanks, I’m pretty excited too!
Welcome to wordpress! It’s better here 😉
Heh, thanks! Your site looks pretty bad-ass, and I shamelessly “borrowed” a few functional elements from your site (like the subscribe by e-mail bit). 😀
Looking forward to seeing you Thursday!
Oh i tried to subscribe but it gave me an error…
Ah, I had to activate the e-mail function on Feedburner.
That worked! Ahh the joys of working out the quirks of a new system. But I think you will like wordpress. I’ve found it very intuitive and flexible.
Good! Glad it worked. So far I like wordpress, we’ll see how I feel after a few posts…
Love the layout of the new site! I’ll be subscribing right after posting this. Oddly enough (and I think its a browser issue on my end) the paragraphs are cut off on the righ-hand margin until I clicked the Comments link. Very odd, but I’m sure its a browser issue on my end.
Thanks! What browser are you using? I’ve heard from another that IE has an issue.
IE on my machine is slow and distorts the pictures a bit, but it isn’t causing runover issues. Perhaps you have an old version of IE that’s having trouble?
D’oh! Forgot to add that I wish you luck in not buying any new models until you’re finished.
Yeah, we’ll see how that one goes…
Glad to see you finally moved over. Congrats!
Welcome to WordPress! I’m going to take advantage of your move and subscribe; before I’d always gotten to your blog via the Iron Agenda Network.
Thanks for subscribing!
I’ve sent an e-mail to the folks at IABN, and hopefully they’ll be able to switch their feed over to the new blog. I definitely don’t want to cut myself off from anyone who enjoys the IABN!