Friday, February 28, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge Recap

The D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge is now over.  I completed every post and I enjoyed reading many of the posts by others.  I have participated in other similar events with a D&D focus but I think this round of questions was probably the overall best.  I noticed a strong trend of similarities on some posts while other posts were vastly different in experience.  

I attempted to break up the monotony of the posts related to the challenge by inserting posts on other topics at random intervals throughout the challenge.  I noticed something right away when I did so.  The "off topic" posts generated much more traffic than the posts related to the challenge.  I am not talking about a small margin of difference here; it was literally ten times or more for the number of views on the "off topic" posts.

I am not sure that I am going to participate in any more of these month long challenges in the future.  I may participate in a "different" way.  Maybe I will do a combo post every week combining all of the week's posts into one or do a post every 3 or 4 days with the previous 3 or 4 days all lumped together?  I am not 100% sure if I will do anything at all with them yet.  There is the upcoming A-Z challenge coming up and I will make up my mind about participating soon.      

4 comments:

  1. I've found lumping them together into weekly posts keeps me from getting burned out on them, and keeps my readers from getting bored.

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    1. Yes! The method you mentioned is much better.

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  2. To be honest I didn't really know what this challenge was and, since my time is quite limited at the moment, hadn't really checked out the "challenge" posts I saw popping up on the RPG Blog Alliance. I am somewhat curious now though. I'll have to read through your posts on the topic over the last few weeks.

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    1. Some of the posts and topics are quite interesting. Some..."not so much" but that is the nature of the beast on these sorts of things.

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