Sunday, August 20, 2017
Working on the Bestiary
The usual classic issue. I start working steadily on the wiki and not much gets written on the blog. I suspect that many of you are not bothered, however, since as soon as I start posting there, the stats show an immediate interest:
Bestiary page on the wiki. As the reader can see, the number of unique visitors, around 100, is steady up until that time, though it is only averaging about 2 pages per visitor. As soon as I start working on the wiki, making edits, adding new pages, the number of visitors increases (that's from links on the blog) and the number of pages viewed jumps to 7 to 10 per visitor.
I am enormously proud of the wiki. It has been a long time project, of the sort that many people start on the internet, work on for about 18 months and then abandon. I can remember many such webpages that were very interesting, but after reading through about fifty to a hundred pages, I would run out of content and no new content would ever appear.
At present, Tao at Wikispaces has more than 1,200 pages and the process continues. I will go for a month or two without adding anything, for various reasons, but I love that thing. I love the flexibility, the opportunity to start fleshing out a set of rules or mass of data ... and most of all, I love that I can start a template, leave it, and then pick it again 10 months later without much trouble at all.
I want to make a shout out to Tim of the Great Code and Ozymandias of Crossing the Verse, both of whom have started helping me with the monster project. Thanks to both of you!