Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Month in Review: June 2009

June continued our foray into "normal" blogging territory, with personal stories and reviews dominating the scene. Poll results, reader feedback, and personal observations provided enough food for thought concerning the direction of the blog in the months to come. June was perhaps most notable for the announcement of Exfanding Your Horizons' first-ever contest, proclaimed to be "The Easiest Contest on the Internet,"which was launched in the hopes of increased publicity and a better understanding of our audience and their opinions.

Beyond the contest announcement, here's everything we wrote:

- A summary of my contributions to the June issue of GameCola

- Alex's tales of New York City's BookExpo publishing convention

- Our weekly comics news feature, Waiting for Wednesday, issues fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen

- A review of the ingenious puzzle-platformer game Braid

- A joint review of the geek-tastic movie Fanboys

- A review of The Big Book of Barry Ween, Boy Genius

- Thoughts on recent comics and an examination of one's taste in comics, plus a ranty follow-up

- A story about cereal boxes and the renewed popularity of Star Trek

- An opinion piece about GameFAQ's Best. Game. Ever. contest

- An introduction to World of Warcraft that explains the game and its broad appeal

- A review of the new format of Dungeons & Dragons miniatures

- Musings on the effort required to create YouTube videos I can be satisfied with

- An update on the status of Valerie D'Orazio's Occasional Superheroine blog

- Quick reviews of a few books that poke fun at comics

- A Father's Day reflection on raising children in a geeky household

- A semi-vague update on the state of Alex's current affairs

- An update on the state of Alex's graphic novel, and thoughts about getting published in general

- A tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson

- A collection of some YouTube videos you may have missed

- An introduction to Tally Hall, a music group specializing in diverse styles


Scott said...

Have you gotten much feedback?

Flashman85 said...

We've gotten more Followers and Facebook fans, to be sure, but yours is the only feedback we've received, unless I've totally missed something. I guess creating a Technorati or Blogged account is just too much effort for a CHANCE TO WIN $10.

Yeah, it doesn't sound that impressive in all caps, either.