Monday, January 7, 2013

The State of the Blog

Hey folks!  Just wanted to post a quick update on the blog's progress, and where we're going next!  The new site is almost finished, got a few more things to add to it and then we're ready to switch!  I'll be keeping this blog up, with all the old posts on it, but I'll also be importing all of them into the new site, and this site will no longer be getting live updates.  Look for the change sometime later this week!

Next on the agenda is the Youtube channel!  I wanted to go live with it when the new site went live, but I haven't had enough time to build up a decent-sized video buffer yet, so it's probably going to have to wait until next week.  I'll be posting videos of the workouts with proper exercise instruction, individual exercise breakdowns(possibly featuring my wife, as well), and some DIY buildalongs.  I also have plans for a few other cool video ideas, but I'm keeping my lips sealed about them for the time being.

Item number three is update schedule!  Up until now, It's kind of been a will-nilly, post-what-I-feel-like-it update schedule.  This has been fun, and all, but as the blog grows I realize we need a bit more structure than that.  So, the schedule for the immediate future will be:

Sunday: Fitness update for Jackie and myself.
Monday: Grab bag!  Could be a video, something self-improvement related, something fitness related, a new recipe, or some cool links and resources I found online.
Tuesday: Fitness or diet post(video or text)
Wednesday: New character breakdown.
Thursday: New character workout.
Friday: New character skills.
Saturday: New character mind/psychology.

In addition to this, I'm not going to be doing the "character roundup" posts anymore, I'm just going to be adding the links for the various articles to the initial character breakdown as they get written(check out the Duke Nukem Breakdown for an example).

In other cool news, January is already the second-busiest month in the blog's history, in terms of viewers, and we're fast closing on December for the busiest month record...and it's only the 7th!  You guys have been doing a great job of spreading the word, please, keep it up!

I'm also beginning outlines for a series of e-books I'm going to write.  These will be focused on three main character archetypes(assassin, fighter, tank), rather than individual characters, and will be going much further in-depth than the quick four-day outlines we do here.  Expanded workout types, diet information, skills improvements, mental training and prep - the works!  Nothing is going to be a simple copy/paste from the blog, everything is going to be original content, and I'm really psyched about it!  I will keep you all posted as it goes.

Tomorrow we'll be switching over to the new schedule, with a fitness or diet post, and then our next character on Wednesday!  Until then, make sure to follow me on Twitter,  like the blog page on Facebook, hit up the Tumblr, and continue to be awesome!

Dan "DaRatmastah" Wallace


  1. Hey man, great job with the blog! Ever since I came here, the site has been growing, and everything's just awesome! You do a good job writing all the post, and cover every part about the characters, plus some extra things. Anyways, I just wanna say keep up the good work, and that you're doing a great job with everything.

    1. Thanks, Hector! You were definitely one of my earlier vocal supporters, and hearing from you again has made me really happy! I feel like I'm definitely starting to attract an audience, which is awesome because we're not alone out here. I'm glad I can help in any way, and as always, let me know if there's anything else you'd like covered!