One thousand blog posts is a pretty big deal, right? I certainly hope so, because that’s what this one is!
Now, to be fair, I know Geeking in Indiana has had more than 1,000 posts written by now, but as stores close, blog posts disappear, and when the blog crashed about six years ago, some of the out-of-date articles didn’t get carried over to the new iteration. So, we’re just going off of the current counter on WordPress, which is showing 999 published blog posts!
Of course, I haven’t gotten here alone. If you were able to look under the hood, you’d see that I only have 888 posts published. I’ve gotten here thanks to some great people, whom I affectionately refer to as “Team Geeking”.
- Spencer Sokol – A friend from high school that, early on, helped me figure out what the hell I was doing wrong on WordPress, and then later started hosting Geeking in Indiana on his webspace.
- Michelle Blanton – The first member of “Team Geeking”. Was looking for a Geeky writing outlet, and I was more than happy to help out!
- Aric Harris – The graphical genius behind the logo seen on the site, and the merch. Fellow wearer of fezzes, tiki enthusiast, and just an all-out great dude.
- Bri Rudd – Wednesday Comics, the podcast… she has done SO MUCH. Bri did outstanding work writing about comic books on Wednesdays, and was a fantastic co-host on the Indiana Geeking Podcast for over thirty episodes!
- Samantha Kyle – Sam jumped on for a few blog posts, giving perspective on elusive My Little Pony figures, the game of Monopoly, and gatekeeping. She brought a great perspective to the blog!
- Grant Howerton – When he graduated from high school, and was moving to Indy to go to college, Grant asked if he could write for the blog. I informed him he had to make it through the first semester with good grades before I’d pull his attention away from classes. Since then he’s been a valued, if not entirely consistent (remember: grades are more important!), contributor to the blog for Media Monday, and Indy PopCon reporting.
- Lizz Schunn – Another friend from high school, that’s re-entered my life in a big way this past few years. Occasional contributor to both the blog and the podcast, she’s also a huge supporter to not only the blog, but every little, stupid Geeky thing I do. When the Geeking Puppet finally rolls out this winter? It’s all her, poking and prodding me, wondering why it’s not done yet.
Another thing I think is kinda cool is seeing what’s turned out to have legs, and be pretty popular. Since moving to a self-hosted WordPress blog back about 3-4 years ago, the most popular blog post is the one about Bethesda’s Vault 101 Jumpsuit, written all the way back in May of 2014, with an update in August of that year stating it’s no longer available in the Bethesda store! Still, it’s been viewed over seven thousand times! After that, the top posts have been my Hoosier Convention listings, and folks trying to find a free PDF of the Foamsmith Books (I just reviewed them, no piracy here!).
Seven years, one thousand posts, let’s see what the future brings, friends!
Have a great weekend!