Wow. This is the 3000th article. That’s a pretty big number. Sure, in the grand scheme of things, 3000 isn’t that many. For a video game blog, written in our spare time? Yeah, that feels like a massive number. Congratulations to us, for reaching our 3000th article.
Things have been tough though. 2020 alone was a massive shit show, and there were definitely a few times here and there where I didn’t think I’d get an article scheduled on time. We still managed it though. No matter what happened over all these years (and a lot of things have happened), we still managed to have a new article every day. And we’ll be continuing to do that for a while.
It’s also worth having a look at some stats over these 3000 articles.
Basically, we’ve written a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
According to the stat plugin I installed, we’ve written over 2.3 million words on this blog. 1.4 million of those words were written by me alone. That’s a huge amount of words. Also according to the stat bot, those 2.3 million words are equal to about 157 hours worth of reading. Assuming you read about 250 words per minute, that’s nearly a week of non-stop reading without taking breaks, in order to read everything on the Daily SPUF. Realistically though, assuming 5 hours of free time a day, that’s a month of reading. Again, non-stop.
Funnily enough though, the list of longest articles has remained pretty much unchanged since the 2500th article. Gamemaster1379’s TF2 Engineer guide is still our longest article, even if it’s a tad outdated now.
Obviously, the Featured category contains the most posts, distantly followed by the “Now for Something Completely Different” category, with just under 300 articles. When it comes to tags, the most used tag is now “Warframe“, with over 600 articles, followed by “Fun”, “Weapon”, “Pokemon GO” and “Team Fortress 2”
As a random fun aside, the number of drafts on the Daily SPUF has consistently sat at around 90-95 for the last 2 years. Most of those will never be finished, but we have popped over 100 draft articles over the last few weeks, which is interesting.
Couldn’t have done this alone.
Anyway, now it’s time for some thank yous. The first of which goes to aabicus, who created this blog in the first place, and, at some point, pestered me to write a few articles for the blog. Funny how those suggestions ended up with me writing articles constantly.
These days, aabicus has taken a backseat as the secondary editor of this site. He still writes articles. aabicus’s highest production is whenever I pester him in need of articles these days, but he always dutifully puts pen to paper and writes about his escapades. Although we both write about various topics, aabicus has covered so many games, it’s pretty insane.
But aabicus also deals with our Youtube channel, the SPUF of Legend. Really, we couldn’t call it the Daily SPUF there, since we only post a video a week. If we’re lucky. But still, without aabicus, we wouldn’t have that Youtube channel nor this blog. So thank you to him.
We also need to shout out to Medicinal Warlock. As the third most prolific writer on the Daily SPUF, not to mention the third TF2-Medic-shaped person, Medicinal Warlock always just happens to pop up when we need him. There’s definitely been a few times where I’ve been struck by Writers Block and desperate for articles. Then, all of a sudden, there’s a handful of articles by Medicinal Warlock, sitting in Pending, ready to save the day. So thank you too, Medicinal Warlock.
And, of course, thank you to, well, all of you reading this.
Okay, sure, I’d probably be writing articles even if we only got 10 views a day. I mean, just look at my other writing website, the Phoviverse. But the fact that people are coming by and reading articles is pretty cool. Even if many of them are just looking at the nude mod articles aabicus has written.
Most importantly though, thank you to me. I’m going to take this one singular opportunity to actually be proud of myself. Normally, I, Medic, am a self-loathing person who thinks they are a massive failure. Not today. Thanks to me, this blog has remained on track and will continue to remain on track. As of writing, I have contributed over 1800 articles to this website, while also having been hosting and maintaining it for the last few years.
So yeah, I’m gonna pat myself on my back. I deserve it.
Heck, we all deserve it.
However, our work isn’t over yet. We’ve still got an endless stream of things to write. By my calculations, we’ll reach 4000 articles in early 2024, and hit 5000 articles sometime in October 2026. That’s a few years away. Seems like a long, long time, but that’s what we said when we hit 1000 articles.
So, uh, see you at the 4000th article, I guess…