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.      


  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.

  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.

    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.