Thought I’d share some hit data for the Steady Shot blog to show you the effect of WoW patches on demand for information. Being a bit of a statto, I’m interested in this kind of thing 🙂 .
Tinuviel has always been quick to post information on Hunter changes coming from the various patches. She researches them for her own use anyway, but its clear from our web hits that sharing the information is appreciated.
Here’s a graph of the weekly hitrate for our blog since we started last year:
Here are the key events:
- Week 42, 2008: Steady Shot blog quoted in a Mania’s Arcania blog posting. Our first major reference from one of the big blogs.
- Week 46, 2008: Quoted in WoWInsider, following an early post by Tinuviel of WOTLK screenshots. Tin had a beta key, so she had the inside scoop on all things WOTLK. Interesting that a link from Mania is worth more than a link from WoWInsider (for Hunter information at least) 🙂 .
- Start of 2009: Steady rise in excitement over WOTLK following its release. The period over Christmas was subdued , presumably because people were off work, and so had less time to spend researching WoW topics 😉 . (In addition, Tin wasn’t posting much because she was expolring Northrend).
- Week 16, 2009: Patch 3.1 goes live. Wow!
We’re still small fry compared to the big boys. BRK probably had more hits in a day than we get in a month (he probably still does). But knowing that 30,000+ visitors are looking at what we write is gratifying enough to make us want to keep going. Heck – even the slow periods of 7000+ readers a week is pretty amazing for something we do as a hobby 🙂 .
So a big thank you to you – dear reader – for your interest in this blog. Its that interest that keeps us blogging. And please do send us suggestions for topics you’d like to see. Tin and I both enjoy researching stuff 😛 .