Following Sean's lead, I decided to see what results I would get if I used the new Google Reading Level Filter on my blog. Here are the results:
I have been out of town for the past few days, and I sat down this evening to catch up on some of my blog reading. I was floored when I went over to Cyclopeatron and found he had updated the list he has been maintaining for OSR blog rankings, and Swords Against the Outer Dark had moved up the list! It seems I am number 15 on the "December Blog Rankings", and number 5 on the "Hottest Blog List". Basically, this means I have gained 30 new followers in about a month and a half.
You may be asking, what did I do to gain so many new readers? The honest answer is, not much! And this is entirely my fault. I have been working very hard on my supplement for Labyrinth Lord, and I just haven't taken the time to update very often in the past few weeks. I am sorry for that. I have decided it will become a priority for me to update much more often, and keep everyone in the loop with the book.
As for the new readers, welcome! I am proud as hell that you have taken an interest in this blog. For old readers, thank you for sticking around! I promise this coming year is going to be a big one for Swords Against the Outer Dark. No one said maintaining a gaming blog was going to be easy, but it sure as hell has been an interesting ride.
Thanks again, everyone! It means a lot, so please keep coming back.
I just wanted to alert everyone to the new and improved Goblinoid Games forums. If you have even a passing interest in Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, Starships & Spacemen and/or GORE, I urge you to join the community and become active on these forums. Hell, if you are interested in old-school roleplaying games in general, you should join. And join the Labyrinth Lord Society while you are at it. There is no such thing as too much support for a company as cool as Goblinoid Games!
For those interested, one of Andrea Bonazzi's hand-carved pipes is up for sale on eBay. The pipe listed is the "Head of Cthulhu" model, which on Andrea's site is titled ""Tobacco-Pipe V", and there is a "Buy It Now" price of $799.99. It is listed as new and unsmoked. If only I had the money...
Interestingly enough Swords Against the Outer Dark is specifically mentioned in the classified on eBay, so it is only right that I help spread the word. I believe this is Andrea's brother who has the pipe listed for sale, he has 100% feedback on eBay and if you look at his other items he has many other pipes listed as well.
This could be the only chance to obtain a one of a kind piece of Cthulhiana created by the gifted hands of Andrea Bonazzi, so if you have the means to do so please do not hesitate, because there may not be another chance like this again in the foreseeable future.