100th post, that snuck up on me! In all honesty if you had asked me how many posts I had done I would not have a clue. My ASL post is a couple more than that, OK a couple of Hundred but over the last four months this blog gets the lions share of posts. Though the word count is possibly about the same over that time period. So a big thanks to all that have put up with me this far and lets see where it takes us.
But how about April. Well my April Fools just backfired with no one taking the bait. Shame really as I thought it was rather a funny old one. The next two weeks saw me hardly posting, hardly visiting other blogs and over all really doing nothing, painting, reading etc. all replaced by well not a lot! So surprise surprise visits were very low in deed. The surprise then was the last week of April saw so many visits that I ended the month up on March by about 30 visits and the best month to date. I have great hopes for May.
|The Elephant I did not paint.|
Painting wise it was obviously a fairly poor month. I have failed to finish the Japanese for the Sniper project, finally they are on their bases waiting for me to finish up. This will be done over the next 5-10 days depending on how well the first ones go. They have been hard figures to paint and the basing is a real challenge, though I am looking forward to it. The picture above is the painted Elephant Martin gave me amongst all the Seleucid figures, other figures are also painted. All I needed to do was remove it from it's original base and whilst it still needs some repair work it is almost ready to go. May looks to be much better for the painting as I have so much stuff almost at the point of being done. Ironically April was to end with a friend asking if I wanted to help with work on over 8,000 28mm Naps. Not the full paint job but finishing and basing. I have said yes and that really has got me in the mindset that I need to step up a gear with my stuff, after all with three people working on the figures it's a lot of work. At least it's not in the next few weeks.
I am really happy with the feedback regarding the none figure content. The ECW and the Obscure features are fun to include but only really work if others are interested in it.I already have an idea for C but to do it properly I need to put more work into it so we will see if I can fit it in fully.
Followers. Picked up a few last month which is really nice. I look at the number some of the blogs have and it's amazing but these tend to be older well established blogs and also blogs that put out regular and interesting clobber. An exception to this is Wargaming Girl, no not because she does not post interesting and regular posts (don't you start waving those pitchforks my way!) but because it's a fairly new blog (started well after mine) and has over tipple my membership. It gets a post a day just under and Tamsin happens to write well and is funny as well. If you don't follow already here she is. I look forward to hitting 50 followers and at that point will do another Giveaway unless of course I hit 10,000 visits and then I will do the Giveaway then.