(I know I’m slightly late but trust me, this post has a justified reason! 😉 )
As you all might of known white dwarf has now turned 40, that’s a big achievement for the magazines success. The magazine has been an important source for great table top hobby content, as well as seeing the wider community’s contributions to the hobby. For me it has become an essential purchase every month, as each issue has always something new to show.
How I found out about White Dwarf?
If it wasn’t for my choice to pick up February 2009 issue of White Dwarf at my local newsagents, I would have been into hobby today. It was by some weird fate that I randomly picked up the magazine issue without any prior knowledge on what it was about. To this day I still have my first issue of White Dwarf, which says a lot for my continued enthusiasm for the hobby. It’s changed my life towards having aspirations to become an artist, a passion that I still strongly believe in thanks to White Dwarf for inspiring me.
A Carboot sale with a twist!
Strangely enough though, today I was looking around a car boot sale when I happen upon a random selection of old White Dwarf magazines! (Sadly a few were in bad condition, and I couldn’t buy them all so I only chosen a few that were worth buying).
As you can probably tell, a few of these magazine issues are historically important, spanning from the two global campaign issues, 5th edition of Warhammer and of course the Third war for Armegeddon.
These issues of White Dwarf are quite sentimental for me, as I really enjoy reading old content before my time in the hobby. My personal favourite from the five would be the last one (at the back of the pile), that was an interesting issue, especially the rules and kit bash models for Slannesh/Dark Elves.
I really appreciated how much has changed since my first issue of White Dwarf, the hobby seems to be getting better and better with each new incarnation of the magazine. Many other publications that I’ve read other than the former have either been discontinued or gotten boring. But I can honestly say without a doubt that White Dwarf is still my favourite magazine to read.
Happy 40th anniversary White Dwarf!!! 🙂 🎉🎉🎉
I hope you have enjoyed this special post today. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!
Have a great day today,
This week has been an interesting week for my blog, from looking at my current statistics on last weekends posts there’s been a lot of views and likes. Now I don’t usually tend to talk about views and likes, as I feel it would be me bragging on about myself rather than the people who have an interest in the posts content. But I can’t deny how you guys have really enjoyed my posts, there’s been more likes and views on those posts than my previous content.
Ever since the new schedule has been introduced last week, I’ve seen a big difference from before and now in followers and new viewers interest. I’m glad that these changes have been a positive choice for the blog schedule, so for now on the schedule will stay like this for a long while.
The Bloodreaver post was a fresh attempt at showing off my tactical take on a units role. I’m not in any sense a tactical genius when it comes to table top gaming, I lose a lot from bad dice rolls and very poor decisions. However, It’s never about winning, but rather finding ways to improve and refine your army’s that you command. Since the post has been published, it’s been interesting seeing how much viewers read the post. I want to do more of these types of posts for the blog, as I feel I’ve not really looked into the gaming side of AoS.
Moving on to the most popular of post from last week (Which surprised me the most) was the Black Templar collection, a lot of you guys seem to like that post from last week. I’ve really enjoyed painting these two models for a deadline, it’s a nice change from the usual comfort zone for painting.
To be honest, since I’ve done those models last month I had trouble painting (now ruined) Emperors champion, because of the spray paint making acrylic layers chip off. But after this weeks statistic result, I feel like getting the problem sorted with more enthusiasm now.
Overall, this says a lot in terms of what you guys enjoy reading, therefore I feel more confident to produce more posts like these with the new schedule that’s been introduced. But…..
‘Wait a minute, you’ve published posts in the weekdays which have the same amount of likes as the weekend. Not only that, but you specifically said you were only posting in the weekend. So what’s the difference?’
Well I’ll confess and say that the planned schedule wasn’t exactly 100% set, you see I wanted to separate my table top hobby collection and art projects into two schedules. One being the week days as my art project, and the other being my table top hobby weekend post days.
I wanted to test and see wether there was any point in publishing my artwork projects on the blog post on a weekly basis. Since it would be time wasting if no one was interested in reading the posts. I was very wrong to doubt myself as you guys liked these posts as much as the hobby posts ( I didn’t count the views as I read the posts during study).
From this, the schedule will be as followed;
- Unspecified weekdays will be art project related posts.
- Weekends will be tabletop related hobby posts.
Since this post is a bit late from my intended posting schedule, I’m going to treat you guys with two new posts rather than one post for tomorrow. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, and I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.
I would like to thank everyone who took their time to read and analyse my blog posts every week, it means a lot to me when I see the community bloggers enjoying posts that I do with the hard work and effort that goes into the blog.
I try to continue improving and refining my blog to meet the standards of an enjoyable read, so if you have any suggestions, please send me a comment on your suggestions and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!
I hope you all have an amazing day,