Level up! Pingbacked!

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Achievement unlocked: Attract a Pingback!

As a RPG gamer, I always think that the first few levels are intentionally easy

  • Level 1: set up the blog
  • Level 2: Publishing the first review
  • Level 3: Getting the first views from readers through search engines
  • Level 4: Publish 5 reviews
  • Level 5: Publish 20 reviews
  • Level 6: every day a hit – constant traffic
  • Level 7: first follower
  • Level 8: Publish 50 reviews
  • Level 9: 5 views daily
  • Level 10: Publish a guest review
  • Level 11: Schedule a review
  • Level 12: Attract a pingback

Levelling up from there on is slower grind. There are fast levelers using every resource available, building up a fast network. There are people who pay for leveling just do get more impressions and followers.

And there are the slow levelers who just like to play along, enjoy the view, don’t care about guilds and raids. Chatting sometimes, and often times not. Don’t promote the blog that much and are just happy about each new review and piece of shiny armor. Well, that’s me.

And while I play along, write reviews mostly for my own sake, such a notification arrived in my mailbox and I wondered: What is that thing? I feel happy and proud and I am confused: should I pingback myself? Why? How often do others have sex… errg, no, pingback to feel normal?

(Actually, the first pingback to this blog was a couple of years ago, but I just didn’t notice it back then.)

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10 Responses to Level up! Pingbacked!

  1. Grats on the achievement! BTW, I’m also a huge gamer and love RPGs – what are you playing? 😀

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    • gehmeyr says:

      Self-given achievements are the best, right? 🤣
      Countless numbers of joy (but also grinding) went into Mmorpgs since the late 1990s. Daoc, WoW, Lotro, swtor to name the prominent ones and forgetting some atrocities. My last love there was GW2.
      Recently, I switched more to single player stuff and played exclusives on PS4. Horizon Zero Dawn will be ever in my heart and I can’t wait for the next version. But there is also the Witcher and other games.
      Thing is that I tend to focus on one activity and that’s reading currently.

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      • Your gaming history sounds almost exactly like mine! Was heavily into mmos as well and played all the ones you named (except Daoc) as well as The Secret World, Star Trek Online, etc. Became too much of a time sink and switched to playing stuff like Overwatch as well as single player on consoles. Love my PS4! Just finished The Last of Us Pt. 2 🙂

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        • gehmeyr says:

          Overwatch and the likes was never a thing for me. Last of us2 is on my TBP (To Be Played) list. I guess, I’ll come to it in a year or two, haha 🙂 I realized that instant buys very often make no sense for me.


  2. Bookstooge says:

    I’d say about 95% of my pingbacks are self-inflicted, what with my monthly wrap up and all.

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