Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Happy Birthday Blog!


Today marks the first anniversary of '28mm Victorian Warfare' and I felt that it was appropriate to just take a moment or two to thank you, the reader. 

There is surely very little that is more self indulgent that having your own 'blog', particularly one devoted to the collecting, painting and gaming of miniature warriors just shy of  three centimetres tall, but what an unexpected delight it has been developing and maintaining it over the year.

Conceived as a way or recording my tentative progress and observations through this most wholesome of hobbies, the 'blog' also became an important distraction from the day job; something that would allow me to unwind and just be myself.  I like to think of it, the 'blog' that is, along the lines of a gentleman's club around the turn of the 20th century.  Obviously a forward thinking club as ladies are of course more than welcome; the term gentleman referring to the level of cordial civility and courteous behaviour that I would like to extend to all guests.

As important as all these considerations are it has been the sense of community that has evolved over the year that I most cherish.  I can't thank enough, those of you who have opted to follow this most humble of journals, or those who have taken the time to leave comments; it really does help to drive one on to produce the best quality a chap can. 

As I became aware that the anniversary was looming I also noticed that a couple of other milestones were in the offing, noticeably one hundred followers and thirty thousand page views!  It seems appropriate to make mention of them here, but in a short space of time both tallies have gone up again!  So without any further ado here is to over 100 followers,


over 30,000 page views and


1 year spending far too long lurking around the 'blogospere'! 

A huge thank you again to one and all! 

1st Anniversary 'Wordle' of 28mm Victorian Warfare

25 comments:

  1. Congrats on rounding your first year! I hope there will be many more! You have a wealth of creativity, so I don't doubt there will be :)

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  2. Well done sir. Great blog!

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  3. Congrats Michael. Excellent blog, keep up the good work.

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  4. Congratulations on your first year! Here's to many more.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  5. It's a great blog, congratulations and here's to many more years!

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  6. HUZZAH!

    Bottoms up to you sir!

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  7. Hazza sir, look forward to reading your blog for another year

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  8. Excelent for you to hit all these milestones. It's great to hit them as it adds that bit to the fun of doing all the blogging.

    congrats
    Ian

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  9. Well done that man!

    Regards,
    Matt

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  10. Happy birthday


    http://generalwildescivilwarinminiature.blogspot.com/

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  11. Happy birthday!! Michael, thanks for interesting blog! :)

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  12. Many Happy returns, and here's to many more..

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  13. Michael my dear fellow, your blog is wonderful and I find it hard to this is over a year old and may many other years come by. All power to you

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  14. Excellent, good sir, and felicitous greetings on this, your anniversary!

    To be honest, I am a bit green-eyed, as my VSF blog is oh, five years old or so, and has not so many followers as yours! I should get on the ball with it, I suppose!

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  15. Congrats!!!!! You've a top notch blog, keep up the great work!!!!!

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  16. Happy Birthday and congratulation on reaching such great milestones. Hip Hip Hoorah for a great chap and a great blog. Long may you post

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  17. Thank you all so very much, not just for your kind comments but also your continued support. Looking forward to many more years of happy 'blogging'.

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  18. Jolly good show eh what, the corp of blog observation salutes you and the damn fine work you do.

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  19. Well done, feller. Just found your site and am rapidly becoming a big fan.

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  20. Fantastic - that you have achieved so much in only a single year speak volumes! Well done that man!

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  21. Hello Michael,
    Captain Richard and Blogger had a run in and Captain Richard lost the battle, his followers and his blog.Its too bad too
    because 300 followers is hard to recoup. General Wilde is taking over hopefully for a while. Hopefully captain richards blog will come back sometime soon, but I doubt it.

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    1. Oh my goodness, what a travesty! Well I for one will certainly be sending people over to the General's HQ; It's just too good to miss.

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  22. Congratulations ( I keep on turning up late eh? At this rate I´ll have to build myself a tardis :-D)
    Cheers
    paul

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  23. Sad news re cap'n richard, I came across the blog with two followers and couldn't but recommend it to all and sundry.

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  24. And what a year, fantastic work, keep it up ol' chap!

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