Every year on my GS anniversary, I post some half-asssed or short anniversary blog. I'll make this anniversary a little more special. You may read it all, parts of it, or none of it. While I know a couple of Gamespot users who have already reached 6 years or more on Gamespot, it is still something to think about. I joined this website when in the summer of my 10th grade at 15. I don't remember why I joined. I can only speculate that I might have used this websites for cheats.
- Profile views: 17321 (+ 2 new)
- Friends: 123
- People Tracking Me: 379
- Forum Posts: 57927
- Total Messages Read: 217997189
- Level 63
- Comments: 4212
- My Blog Posts: 162
- Union Blog Posts: 422
- Rated Games: 58
- Videos Uploaded: 64
- Images Uploaded: 166
- Tags: 2814
Below are images from the statistics that I posted on my 5th and 4th anniversary. I should have put more stuff last year. I see it took more than 2 years to double my TMR. I have slightly more friends than two years a go. Slightly more people are tracking me. My comments haven't changed in a year. lol I probably didn't post on union blogs. I deleted some blogs. I did quite a bit of tagging. My profile view barely moved because I've neglected my blog.
Let's see if I can trace my posting speed. On July 1, 2011, I have 57 927 posts. On July 1, 2010, I had 52211. Wow. That's barely 5 700 new posts for an entire year. I reached 50K on May 11, 2010, where I was a level 54. I was a level 50 on January 8, 2010. That's about 5 months to complete 4 levels. During my 4th (July 1, 2009) anniversary, I had 42 019. posts. That's a difference of 10K. That makes sense. Looks like my activity did decrease and it's not just my imagination. On February 7, 2009, I hit 30K. Looks like I didn't bother blogging about my 40K. Nevertheless, that's 12K in 4 months. Damn. I was a first year university student at the time. Damn. On September 2, 2008, I hit my 20K. Hmm...that's 10K in 6 months. I don't have my blogs to build my analysis. I might be a good lurker, but I would never look at my posting record to retrieve other dates. I don't think anyone else would do it...except raim. It looks like my posting peak was in the Fall of 2008 (or all of it) until Fall of 2009. It would be interesting to analyse during which season my posting peak. I have a feeling that the majority of my posts have been in the Summer since the last two years.
I have neglected my blog for the better part of two years, but I've met good people through blogging. Some of them I have no idea how I met. lol Some are active. Some are inactive. I'll name a few of them in their honour: gamer_girl15, trystkl1826, kingkilla3, herviross_2, staindcoldlp, queen_valentine, Princess_peach, Bloodbath_87 (who had another account that I forgot), and jpgalindo
I basically took the names of people found in some of blogs that I used to backtrack my stats. People who I firstly or mainly interacted through blogs. Don't feel left out. :P
This might be a long section. I've been part of many unions over the years and some for many years.
The Naruto Board Union, The James Bond Union, The Inuyasha Union, and The Dragonball Z Union
If I was to believe one of my blogs, I would have thought that I posted for entire year in these unions. Truth is that I have very little posts in here. :lol: All them are dead. While some new members might post in the union, the officers have clearly abandoned the union. All of them were more or less established unions at one time.
Fullmetal Alchemist Union
I joined this union toward its death, but I met some good individuals (Full_Metal1923) through this union. I can't link it since it got destroyed.
Worldwide Gamers Union
I'm not going to go over my whole history with it, but it was my first officership. Met some good people. Some that joined Toonami (Grottek, asvicj, Regor, Viveck). Most left GS.
The Nintendo Union
Before all these other newer and more succesful Nintendo unions. This was one of the biggest. Once again, I have the talent to join barely active unions. Met some more interesting people. All of them are inactive.
I joined this union to interact with Full_Metal1923 since he closed down a union for friends only. Once again, I joined a dying union. But I learned a lot about old unions there. It was the result of three unions merging together. I have yet to learn about more unions merging together. Met some more interesting people (iloveflash, xVxObliVioNxVx, Honenheim).
Another dying union for my collection. I got another officership there in 2007. I stuck around because I knew it had potential, but the leader just stopped dedicating his time there. I can't say I met anyone. The leader, Cheezyfrog was cool, but not cool enough to stick around. I already knew nav_auron. Still, I really like being an officer there. :P I only resigned in 2010.
The Metal Union
Finally, I union that is not dead. lol I haven't been active in the last two years. I think it's because I don't listen to metal exclusively. The community got way bigger. Kuddos for cousin_eddy. Met some more great people.
Social Cafe Union
I think my boost in posting is directly related to joining this union in the Summer of 2008. I'm not going to name people. Too many of them. One of only two place that I continue to actively post in.
The Toonam Union
The other union that I still post in since 2007. I've posted with countless many people there.
So, here's to everyone that I posted with: the acquaintances, the friends, the bloggers, and the random users. Everyone who I shared my time with over the years whether it was a handful of weeks, a couple of months, or years. Equally important, to the newer users that I've posted with who continue to make my unions worth posting in when older users have departed.
To everyone, I'll say see you on the boards or in the next life.