It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks, on March 2nd, Old Stuff Day will be five years old–at least from a 40k blogging community perspective.
The stated reason for the creation of Old Stuff Day is simple. Blogs are the sort of medium where you develop a following of people read new content as it comes out, but nobody really ever gets to your back catalog. Of course, if you come up with something that’s compelling enough for other people to link to, it may come up on Google searches, but often we bloggers pour our hearts and souls into a post and it escapes the attention of the rest of the world. Old Stuff Day is a chance to dig up those old posts, dust them off, and maybe put on a new coat of paint for the masses. It’s a chance for you to bring out your posts from yesteryear that your new audience may never have seen, as well as chance to highlight classic posts from other blogs that you may want others to be aware of.
Part of me wanted to change the banner with new art each year, but given the title and meaning of the blog, it isn’t such a bad idea to keep using the same graphic. Besides, it does throw a little love towards Firstkeeper from DeviantArt. Might I say that her art has really improved over the past five years. She’s got some amazing stuff and you should really go check it out.
Anywho, for those that are interested, March 2nd is coming up soon, and it’s time to let those old posts shine. Looking forward to seeing what posts this this day of necromancy brings back. See you then…