Hello readers! Today is a very special occasion… 12 months, 49 posts, 3031 views, and 837 blocked spam comments after my welcome message, it’s The Royal Brick Blog’s first birthday! Everyone on the blog’s staff (me) is celebrating!
This year has been a great one for my LEGO® hobby and for this blog. In the first month, there were only 12 unique visitors, whereas in my latest full month, 110 different people looked at the blog!
The blog’s list of regular readers is slowly increasing, now with 23 followers, including the authors of some of my favorite LEGO® blogs. In that spirit, I’d like to share some of my favorite lesser known LEGO® related blogs and sites:
Like the blog’s readership, my LEGO® collection has grown (though much quicker), which means… even more creative possibilities!
Here are the countries from which The Royal Brick gets the most views:
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
The comments sections on the posts have begun to reliably light up, which is a great sign! I want to give a huge thank you to all of you who have commented this year!
This year I have been improving my creations, my building skills, and my photography skill, and I will certainly endeavor to continue to do so (There is certainly room to improve!). Here are all of the rebuilds of my creations that I posted about:
Now for some behind the scenes!
Here is where the vast majority of my creations are built:
I also have tons of very useful shelf-space to display my creations on:
All of the pictures of my models are taken in this light box, which stores really nicely (Credit for the design of the box goes to someone on the internet…):
I started this blog to fill a void that I thought existed in the LEGO® community. I hadn’t found any blogs written to share the author’s own creations and building process (Obviously I hadn’t yet discovered Mocpages, the greatest of all MOC sharing sites). Though I now see that this void was but an illusion, I have truly enjoyed writing the blog this year, and will be continuing! Hurray!
In this blogging year I plan to:
- Post many more creations
- Start a large project (Coming very Very VERY soon!)
- Bring even more event coverage
- Occasionally share amazing builds from the internet fan community
- Maybe even bring in a guest poster or two!
The numbers say that the most popular posts were:
- Bionicle and Hero Factory!
- Bionicle the Sequal: Bohrok Va
- Building Tip: Sideways Building!
- Brickfair New Jersey, 2014
- Bionicle and Hero Factory: The Revenge
Number of views isn’t everything though! My big question of the year is: Out of all of the posts this blogging year, which was your favorite?
I want to give a huge thanks to all of the many friends and family that have supported the blog so far, as well as all of you commenters, readers, followers, and fellow bloggers for this fantastic year… so I’m going to:
THANK YOU FOR THIS FANTASTIC YEAR!
It has truly been a blast, and I hope you enjoyed the year!
The Royal Brick ~ Blog Administrator