Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
It’s actually been new year in the UK for 20 hours now. To tell the truth I’m not really one for celebrating things like this. The way I see it it’s just a day like any other, people just use it as an excuse to get drunk the night before.
However not wanting to sound like a totally miserable git, I thought I’d wish everyone a Happy New Year.
So Happy New Year to all of you 😀
In the Past
Since so many others have written retrospectives I thought I’d have a quick run down of last year’s blogging on Binary Moon.
The most popular topics on the site, by far, have been Harry Potter ones with the Harry Potter Conspiracy Theory #1: RAB and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince posts being the most popular (currently 539 and 520 comments respectively). I’m thinking about closing comments on these posts simply because of the sheer file size of the pages (both touching 400k last time I checked), that and the fact that people clearly aren’t saying anything new and are just repeating what has been said before.
Anyway after Harry I finished my game Bubble Blitz which is now slowly selling on Binary Sun. There’s some new Bubble Blitz news coming in the next week or so, and I am considering adding some new features, but those can wait for a while since I want to get back to my development diaries which ran for a grand total of two posts and then took a back seat for…
…Regulus which I released into the wild a couple of months ago. Regulus has been added to WordPress.com increasing my traffic, and eating up my free time with support requests. Maybe, as one commentor suggested, I’ll add a paypal ‘donations’ button after all.
A couple of weeks ago I joined the 9rules network which increased my traffic even more – and put me in touch with a great group of fellow bloggers.
A look ahead
I’ve never been entirely happy with the design of Binary Moon so over the next year I will continue to develop the site, with today seeing the first of many changes (check out the siter navigation above). I’ll write something else on this once I’ve done a bit more.
I also hope to have at least one new game released this year, possibly two (fingers crossed). Apart from that I just want to keep learning and developing. That and get my own house/ flat, that’d be nice – and winning the lottery would be nice – and…
Have a good one!