I'm back from my week-long holiday in Booty Bay, and apparently, some big stuff happened while I was off tanning my fur! A terribly irresponsible writer at WoW Insider posted a link to me on their Daily Quest, here: http://i.wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/01/the-daily-quest-revolving-randoms/ which earned me 15 minutes of fame and a momentary spike of 1900 or so unsuspecting readers, who likely had just finished reading something very insightful before coming here. (A big THANK YOU to the horribly reckless writer!)
I don't like to blog about blogging, but if you've followed me on Twitter even a little bit, you'll know that I obsessively check my stats, and pay very close attention to each of my readers. (Even though I don't reply in Comments much, I'm reading them, dang it, and I CARE.) I worry about the 3 Japanese readers that have disappeared from my stats. I wonder if my growing German readership means that I should occasionally post in German, and if doing so would help secure my position as the David Hasselhoff of Azerothian Warlocks. I wonder whether streaming Jumper and Kent (two Swedish bands I really like) would earn me any points with the Swedes who stop by. And I wonder if any of my New Zealand readers could help me score an approval to immigrate there (I don't have enough points - yes, I seriously checked.) These are the things I consider when looking at my stats, largely because my readership is small enough (normally) that I can pay close attention to EACH ONE OF YOU who visit. So hopefully the WoW Insider spike earned a few new readers, and yes, I will be watching and trying to cook up crazy schemes to keep them.
Now back to business, er.... Azeroth. My plan for last week's holiday was to spend a good deal of time in Battlegrounds - something I've NEVER done, and thus should provide many amusing stories of how I repeatedly died. I've been collecting PVP gear for about a month, and currently have 3 pieces, which I had hoped would be enough to keep me alive fairly well. But alas, I did not enter any BGs. In fact, Mortigan was online only a couple times the entire week.
I did, however, manage to snap a few Polaroids of my holiday at down at Booty Bay. I spent some time fishing, and then just hanging out on the beach with the Bloodsail Buccaneers. The Buccaneers had a nice little campsite with a toasty fire. And they were so nice to invite me to their party. They weren't very tolerant of Karuri, my imp, and so I had to send him away once he was done playing with them. Take a look: