Blaugust 2023 Retrospective - Lessons Learned
Wow, I wrote 11 articles (plus this one)! Here is my post for the Lessons Learned Week for Blaugust.
This was a fun experience. I was way more into it than I thought I was going to be. I was able to clear out a bunch of my drafts this month. This event also inspired more posts I haven't gotten to yet. After this I am going to be blogging less for a while.
I enjoyed reading other people's blogs during the event. I grabbed the big blog roll and stuck it in my RSS reader and skimmed through all the posts each day. Going forward, I'm going to keep reading, just maybe less frequently. For lessons learned, I really like group events like this for motivation. I can write if I put my mind to it! I also learned that I just need to write and put stuff out there if I want to get better in general.
Some Stats #
My blog is hosted on Netlify, so I pay for basic sever-side analytics. Traffic has been pretty good for me from what I can tell.
It looks like my top post was Top Webcomics of All Time. I wonder how long this traffic tail will be. The nice thing with blogs vs social media is that these posts should be easy to find forever and generally be relevant. My Getting Started With Game Development post still gets traffic from time to time, so it's worth it to me to at least try to write good stuff. I should probably make an updated version of that post because a lot has changed since 2018.
I earned some achievements! I didn't earn them all but I feel pretty good for what I did.
All my Blaugust 2023 info and achievements can be found on my Blaugust page. All my Blaugust posts are tagged with "Blaugust 2023" which has a handy list here. I'm probably going to participate next year so see you all around!