BigBoard Update

2014 is done!

From my automated year end report from WordPress:

“The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

This report only shows data since you connected Jetpack.” LOL!!!

Thanks to everyone for following the progress of the blog. I have been enjoying posting with you and for you over the past few years.

Last year we had the most visits ever from the most diverse set of countries:
countries

I added a new site stats tool late 2013 so the data below is a bit skewed, as the blog had about 90k views total for 2013, not 18.5k as shown here.

2013

 

What is interesting is that views about doubled, but post count was close to the same as 2013. Whereas in 2013 I had to post more to garner more  views so to speak.  This means you are looking at more pages! That’s nice! From an engagement perspective comments more than doubled we well. August and October were the busiest months both with nearly 20,000 views apiece.

 

2014

Facebook was the primary source of views followed by Google search and then BGG. The fact that BBG still ranks is cool as I have reduced posting there to mostly major project stuff and not  ‘every’ aar or video. Mark D’s site www.grognard.com was a big referral of views with them picking up a number of game plays.

But back to you!

What do you want to see more of in 2015?

BigBoard Gaming focus:
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  • - 13% ( )
  • - 11% ( )
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  • - 7% ( )
  • - 2% ( )
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Keep in mind I do not want to be either a Marco review head nor a Calandale philosopher of shoulder cam game play guy!! 🙂

That said, I enjoy providing my impressions of what I currently own, and what is of interest to me from reading and perusing the webz.

Last years games that I enjoyed the most:

Carthage

Case Blue/GBII  (finishing off the 3 month campaign)

Hoplite

Panzer 

NATO Division Commander

and Supreme Commander

honourable mention and still under way is The Third World War from GDW.

Games I liked the least in 2014:

Breaking the Chains, It Never Snows, and The Last Success

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I’ve had a bit of a hiatus the last few months from gaming, playing nothing solo at home. I do want to continue some of the series work but I am feeling a bit stumped by some of the titles that fit the bill, so much so that I have cycled thru several titles reading rules and even setting up, only to tear down and move on. Feels more like burnout than the games themselves.

That said I hope that 2015 will allow me more time to play and write.

Please vote on the poll! While I do this blog for me, I do enjoy exploring new ideas and new ways to present our hobby and to capture the game experience. Share you ideas here and all go roll some dice!

 

 

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