Today I just wanted to go over a few additions to the blog that I have been busily trying to do in my spare time!
After changing the name of the blog to properly reflect its focus on 30k very heavily as well as 40k content, I have also been labouring through updating my tabs to make my content a lot more accessible for those who have just stumbled across my blog or for those who want to revisit certain posts. The word cloud on the left has gotten a little out of hand and I need to go through posts and trim back on labels at some point for one!
Primarily though you should look up and see some nice Tabs that are clearly labelled. These should congregate together all of my reviews for the Taghmata Omnissiah in one place as well as all my Legiones Astartes reviews. I also intend to start a Tab that specifically takes you to reviews I've used a lot. A good example of this would be Mike at St Andrews Wargaming Blog, where he has a much better and comprehensive review of the current Dark Angels Codex than the sparse one I did.
Additionally I have been trying to collate all my pictures together of each army to better show them off, this has been a bit trickier but they certainly look better than they did!
I've picked out the aspects of the blog that I think are important to viewers but if I've missed anything that you think could do with a Tab for better locating then please leave a comment below!
This is a "dirty" word that I have been thinking of for a while now, something that really got me thinking was the adsense competition that Dave Weston at 40k Addict so brilliantly out together not that long ago. Incidentally he has a nice article about monetising a blog that is well worth a read.
I have always been very against putting adverts on the blog as I think they can ruin your general hobby rumbling around the net and the like, BUT I do now put in an obscene amount of my spare time into the blog. The reward I get from chatting to people and hopefully helping people is pretty immense but I would like to do more content for the blog as I move forward. Funds however, are becoming quite limiting.
One of the Key things I would like to do is to be able to buy more current book releases from forgeworld so that I don't have to beg borrow and steal source books to read and review. I don't actually want to profit from this blog at all, simply be able to pour more money into its endlessly hungry belly.
So, my question to you the readers is, would you prefer:
A) Adverts to click on
B) A donate button
C) A Patreon button with some level of reward system
or D) none of the above, leave it as is and man the f**k up
I was considering a poll for this but I don't particularly want to hear from someone passing through my blog once who will click on it. I want to hear from you lovely people who regularly support my blog by viewing it week in week out and often have the time and kindness to comment as well.
So if you have a view on this, please comment below with your choice and why, OR provide another option (if this could be a cheque made out to R Hill that would be smashing) that you think is better.
So there we have my blog updates and me begging for money... The blog itself is doing really well, with an average of about 400-500 views a day. Though that has to be mitigated by the fact I do post most days... Is that irritating? I don't know, I like to jabber on like a fool, you're lucky you aren't around me after imbibing herbal remedies... I think my "latent" views probably sit around 200-250 which I am still very pleased with.
I also have a small pocket of saving for a decent video recorder so that I can make some videos of how I paint things and convert them. As well as a general stream of consciousness chatting about books, fluff and hobby related jazz.
Thanks for reading a post full of words and not punching the screen :)