Man. It’s been one hell of year. We thought that just may be things would get better but a lot didn’t. But enough about that. What happened here on the blog and it’s associated places on the web?
Let’s stick the more positive things that happened. Two Copper Bestsellers on DrivethruRPG. That’s pretty good for me. Blog traffic steadily increased from last year by about 15%. The odd part of that is that I just gave up cross posting to various Facebook Groups in July and it didn’t make any difference. I took a little time and started looking more closely at the posts in groups and the activity. In general, if a post was actually about gaming like a review or actual gamable content then it was crickets. If it was about the outrage of the day then people would come out screaming. And it just isn’t things I posted. It didn’t matter who posted it. Outrage click bait just seemed to drive Facebook.
What else happened over the year? Well, I pulled the plug on the podcast. Yeah, that’s kind of negative but the amount of time I was spending doing that took away from blogging and just didn’t seem to be the most efficient use of my time.
I also want to give out some shout outs to the things that I think were the coolest.
The coolest game that I stumbled upon has got to be Barbaric! It’s quick, easy and simple.
The coolest RPG App is Owlbear Rodeo. I know it’s been out a while and fought going virtual for way too long. But it’s become my go to VTT.
And finally, an honorable mention goes to Kanka.io. Once again, I’ve fought going online with a lot of my RPG stuff. After playing around with it for a couple of months, it’s the one I like. Handy for getting the campaign fluff out to a geographically challenged gaming group.
I know that this is short post. Like others, I ‘m getting ready to kick 2021 ass to the curb and give 2022 a stern, warning look. I got crazy plans and some even crazier predictions for next year but you’re just going to have to wait until next week for that.
Till then HAPPY NEW YEAR!
4 thoughts on “The Year in Review: 2021”
Congratulations on the two Copper Bestsellers. I like them both. I really like Barbaric! also. (You seem to create games and supplements for games that I like.) I look forward to whatever your game related plans are for the new year and I hope that your 2022 positives heavily outweigh the negatives.
Thanks. And one of those Copper Bestsellers is a supplement for Barbaric! 🙂 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/357164/Death-Stalkers-of-Antediluvia-Quantum
I snagged that one pretty quickly after it came out.