Hello world. Sorry again for the delayed post, but there just wasn’t anytime to write it yesterday. Let’s jump right back into it though.
Today we have another Back in Time post for you. This post will be about the final quarter of the year (the past 3 months). We will start out with October, which was our greatest month of all time.
Note: Tyler and I are writing these posts together. However, in this post and future posts, there are times when we will be talking about our individual opinions/experiences. To attempt to avoid confusion, we are using different color font at these moments.
Again, there were no major developments during this month at college, but as I said, October was our greatest month of all time.
First of all, we started our new posting schedule, which was one of the best things we ever did. There were some advantages to making random posts all the time, such as not being restricted to making a post on a certain day. But it also brought some order to the blog and forced us to make more diverse posts, instead of just having Featured Pictures all the time.
Secondly, we finally purchased our own server. This was a lot better than running servers on our own computers since they generally couldn’t handle it.
Now let me just say this now, because it must be said eventually. We were planning on releasing the server to the public, but it is a lot of work. It’s a lot of work to set up, find plugins, maintain the server, keep people in line, etc. It takes a lot of time that we don’t have. So we will not be releasing the server at this time. We apologize for this. It may happen one day, but not now.
Thirdly, we had another great post in October. On October 26th, we had our 300th post. We decided to try something a bit different, and tell a fictional story about how our characters (SunBurntIcarus and Batman) met in Minecraft. It turned out to be a truly great post and it easily one of our all-time favorites.
Finally, our views were through the roof. We averaged an amazing 603 views per day. In addition, we got a record of 1,174 views on October 26th. Tyler’s ever popular Featured Pictures: Cool Minecraft Creations post got 427 views, while our co-op post “Minecraft 1.4.2…The Pretty Scary Update” got 374 views.
We had hoped to one day get 1,000 views, and it happened. It was absolutely glorious. It hasn’t happened since, but maybe another day.
That’s about all there is to say for October. Let’s see what happened in November.
November originally seemed to be October- Part 2. Our views were consistent with October, until about half way into November.
Half way into the month, views started to fall…fast. We found this to be rather strange, and perhaps we were a tad bit disappointed. However, we were still getting views that we would have been ecstatic about back in July or August. Plus, for the last couple months, the Cool Minecraft Creations post had been taking most of the views, which also completely baffled us.
Anyway, we ended up averaging 445 views per day in November, which is amazing, but the last half of the month was spent in the 100s.
There was no major post news, except for the fact that we started a new series. In November we started a Creative build series.
They only other thing is that in November we were starting to grow tired of school and the blog, and we were anxiously looking forward to December when school would end and so would the 365.
Once, when I was feeling overwhelmed by the blog and wanted to quit, Riley told me that we were doing something that a lot of other people aren’t able to do. That inspired me to keep on going. Besides, we were so close to finishing that it would be stupid to quit.
So let’s talk about December, shall we?
And here we are. We’ve looked at every month this year in an in-depth review session, and now we’ve made it to December…to today.
December has been…interesting.
The first week of December was rather dull, but once we made it to Week 2, things got more interesting. Our LOST series had finally ended after 11 months. “Finals week” was pulverizing both of us. And we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
Mustering up whatever strength we had left, we wrote posts, knowing that it would be over soon.
We didn’t really have any different posts this month though (besides these ones). We did start a new Desert Survival series, but nothing else.
Our average in December currently stands at 165, which is slightly higher than we had in the last half of November.
Despite the fact that views are lower than they were a few months ago, they are still fairly high.
That’s about all there is for December.
We said that we would also have our Favorites post today, but we are going to delay that until tomorrow.
Tomorrow, we will have our grand finale.
Thanks for reading and Happy Mining!