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I focus almost exclusively on PvP, whether solo, small gang, or large bloc warfare. In the past, I've been a miner, mission runner, and faction warfare jockey. I'm particularly interested in helping high-sec players get into 0.0 combat.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

200: A Milestone Deserving Notice

I’m typically not a numbers guy, but while numbers don’t tell the whole story, they can serve as a valuable indicator of how we’re doing.  I want to take a minute from regular articles (three of which I should have for you shortly) to call out a milestone I've passed today.

200 posts, 673 comments, 1.9 million views.  I feel I’ve come by them honestly.  In all but a handful, I’ve kept my focus on ensuring that my readers take something of value away from them.

This blog has become more satisfying to me than I could have ever imagined.  And I’m realistic enough to understand that the reason has only a part to do with myself.  A lot of the time, I share my experiences, or my opinions about things happening in the game world.  And both of those are at least equally influenced by others.  Without combatants fighting me, I can’t write about the lessons I learn.  Without CCP and players developing and adapting the gameworld, I can’t write about the effects I foresee and observe.

But, most importantly, without you, Target Caller has no value.  Your comments and arguments keep me sharp, honest, and engaged with writing.  They provide the passion that fills the pages.  Agree or disagree, I’m thankful for the time you spend each day reading and commenting.

So I wanted to take a moment to share that milestone.  It’s a milestone that belongs to everyone who ever posted a comment here, on reddit threads, or on EN24 posts.  I read them all, and I appreciate them all.

Thank you.

9 comments:

  1. Congrats... I too love my blog and the interactions I have had due to it...

    Though mine is, as I have always said, a spotty, niche kinda, incoherent mostly, wall-o-text often, rambling EVE ‘journal’ really… and inna oft very colloquial style… with WAYYYY too many ellipses… so I know I’m no Jester, no Mabrick… no Sugar Kyle… no Talvorian Dex! My stats 225 posts, 696 comments, 124,000 views... and that is just 4 years!! LOL

    All kidding aside... I am thrilled for ya man! And I have greatly enjoyed the verbal jousting and badinage... Great work man!

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    1. Damn, i knew I'd forget to thank someone...

      Thanks as well to the awesome blogging community. Each voice is unique and precious... even you, Gevlon!

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    2. Damn, i knew I'd forget to thank someone...

      Thanks as well to the awesome blogging community. Each voice is unique and precious... even you, Gevlon!

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  2. Congratulations Talvorian, and thank you for all the work you put into this. Your writing in no small part shaped my Eve experience, particulary in terms of PvP.
    Though I am still missing the "How to fly a Rapier" post.

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    1. I'm glad to hear I've helped in some small way. Thanks, Jonathan.

      And, I know, I do owe you a Rapier post...

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  3. I like your blog, it is one of the best imo.

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    1. I appreciate the support. Glad to know someone is getting something valuable out of it!

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  4. Congratulations - great blog!

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  5. Awesome work mate, keep it up!

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