Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

1,000 posts later

A message from WordPress popped up on my last weekend, informing me I was now at 1,000 posts for this blog. The milestone took my be surprise, as the last time I happened to check the post count was a little over 700.

Time flies I suppose, and with the blog now in its seventh year I took a look at the most popular posts over that time. I can only judge by views, however. In spite of recently commenting how I felt likes and comments were better measures, these aren’t tracked in any meaningful way via the WordPress dashboard. I can view all my posts in descending order of views, but there’s no comparable data for likes or comments, which is a shame.

The three most popular articles published are:

Good box, bad box, published in 2014, which looked at the vexed question of board game box design.


Nurgle Fortress at Warhammer World, a pictorial view of an impressive diorama, published in 2017.


Classic dioramas at Warhammer World, part of the same series as the Nurgle fortress, also published in 2017. These were some of my favourites too.

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Those are the three most popular, measured only by views.

However my three favourite articles are:

One Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy-Four. Published in 2016, this article photographed all my painted miniatures, and is very much at the core of what this blog is about.


Warhammer 40,000 chaos warband name generator. I had fun coming up with these one afternoon, and in fact this article receives a steady stream of hits, presumably from Google searches.


5 simple rules for selling your Magic: the Gathering collection. Another one from 2014, this was the first long article I wrote because I wanted to create something helpful and useful for other people. It addressed a lot of the common mistakes I see people make when trying to sell off their cards, but in a more positive way.


Villainous Wealth by Erica Yang

I’ll continue posting to my current schedule of 2-4 posts each week-end. Expect many more favourites to come!

15 comments on “1,000 posts later

  1. Tarmor
    January 27, 2019

    Congrats on 1000 posts! This recap brings back memories – I really liked the Warhammer World pics, and I took your advice from that “Magic selling” post when I decided I was holding too many Magic cards.

    • davekay
      January 27, 2019

      Thanks, and it’s great to hear the Magic article has a positive effect. I still see people being brought to the site by searching for ‘how to sell a mtg collection’ or similar.

  2. Azazel
    January 27, 2019

    Congrats mate on cracking the tonne! That’s still a very impressive mini collection as well – we’ll need an update to that sometime in 2019. 😉

    • davekay
      January 27, 2019

      Thanks and yes, I will need to update that photo some time this year. My painted model count is getting towards 1,500 so I think I’ll do the update then.

      • Azazel
        January 27, 2019

        That makes sense – looking forward to it!

  3. imperialrebelork
    January 27, 2019

    Congratulations on the 1000 man. Keep up the good work 👍🏼

  4. theimperfectmodeller
    January 27, 2019

    1000 posts and 7 years is going some Dave, very well done mate and congratulations on the landmark.

  5. Wudugast
    January 27, 2019

    Well done – here’s to the next thousand! 🙂

  6. Thomas
    January 27, 2019

    Wow! Congratulations on reaching the milestone!

    • davekay
      January 28, 2019

      thanks Thomas!

  7. Le Bim
    January 29, 2019

    Bloody hell ! 1000 ! Impressive. Quality and quantity ! Congratulations

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