Sightseeing in the Cluster

OOC: One Year of EVE Travel!

If you had told me three years ago today, as I took my first tentative steps into the world of New Eden, that I would running a blog about internet spaceships, I would have laughed in your face. If you had told me a year ago today, when I first published a small article on the EVE Gate that my blog would grow as insanely as it did, I would have stared at you in disbelief (whether I actually planned to start this blog on Mark726’s birthday is honestly a mystery to me. I could totally see myself being completely oblivious to something like this). If you had told me at either of those times that EVE Travel would grow into not only a member of the Blog Pack, but (I hope) a resource to the EVE community regarding the fascinating sites in this game that we all love, with nearly 50,000 page views, I probably would have assumed you confused me with some other blogger. To say that I’m humbled at the site’s success doesn’t even begin to describe it. The overwhelming support that I’ve received from the community has made me so thrilled to be part of something as large as EVE Online, and I’d like to think that I’ve made myself quite comfortable in the little niche that I’ve carved out.

So thank you, everyone, for helping me in this project. EVE’s a vast universe and there are an incredible amount of sites out there to explore. If it weren’t for the incredibly positive feedback that I’ve received from all points in the community, that list of sites that I keep open for EVE Travel would seem incredibly daunting. I certainly wouldn’t have been as motivated as I am to keep this blog up. So to all of you who have sent me kind words, who have asked me questions, who have not shot at me as I traversed your space, who have shot at me as I traversed your space, who have referred me to sites, who have read my sometimes-rambling entries: I sincerely thank you. This blog would not have been possible without my readers (a cliche of thank-you blog posts to be sure, but I’ve never really understood it until I started this site up).

Incidentally, I realize that this is the only OOC post I’ve ever made on here, but I feel like the event warranted a special thank you. But now we return to our regularly scheduled program of pretty pictures.

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12 responses

  1. Pingback: Congrats on one year! | Diary of a Garbageman

  2. Gilbert Hamilton

    Congrats!!

    December 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

  3. I have kept this page up all day so I could watch the snow. Thanks for everything you do!

    December 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

  4. Arvash

    Happy birthday to one of my favorite Eve blogs and my fellow wanderer. 🙂

    December 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

  5. Love your blog. Congrats on 1 year!

    Omg snow…!

    December 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

  6. mark726

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! It’s been a blast.

    December 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

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  9. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, it isn’t always the easiest road writing a blog especially one so good, interesting and revealing as yours! Here’s to another great year and many more fascinating travels.

    December 20, 2010 at 7:13 am

  10. I’ve only recently found this blog, but I am really enjoying it! I’m looking forward to getting caught up on all your posts. I have a character I plan to see a lot of these sites with. Thanks for all the work you do!

    December 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

  11. Congratulations. I love to read your travel blog.

    December 20, 2010 at 10:38 am

  12. TYR3L

    Congrats! Always look forward to the next post.

    December 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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