Yup, it's that time again!
For you newer readers out there, every year during the last two weeks of December, I mix up my normal posting schedule with a little bit of old-fashioned begging. This blog doesn't have advertising, I let you use your blog-readers without restriction, and I spend a LOT of time thinking about EVE and then writing about EVE instead of playing EVE... which is where all this stuff you're reading comes from. So as I did the last couple of years, I'd like to have an old fashioned pledge drive.
'cause writing this blog every day isn't making me very much ISK. ;-)
So, if anything you've read on this blog this year has made you smile, made you laugh, saved your ship, gotten you a ship fitting you like, made you some ISK, or otherwise gotten you through a boring work day, gate camp, structure bash, or fleet op, I'm here asking that you throw a little ISK my way. It doesn't have to be a lot; just whatever you can afford. Alternately, if you have assets or experienced characters scattered around that you have been too lazy to get rid of or don't want any more, those are just as valuable to me. Contract them over or contact me about a character transfer and I'll find new owners for them or I'll put them to work myself.
Either way, send your contributions or your contracts to Ripard Teg in game. And let me know in an EVE mail if you want the fact that you contributed to be public or not.
As I shake my tin cup under your nose, I'm going to list what I think were my 25 best-written, influential, or generally favorite blog posts that I wrote here this year. They're mostly intended to remind you of why you visit and give new readers a chance to catch up on interesting older stuff. But again, there's lots more new content coming this week as usual.
CCP Unifex teased me at Fanfest this year that he was very curious how being on the CSM would affect output around here. Looking back at 2013, I'm pleased! I think I've kept up both quantitatively and qualitatively.
And if you don't want to contribute, it's all good. I write here because I enjoy writing. A little ISK wouldn't hurt, but I'm also happy with contributions in comments: arguments and praise show that I'm having an impact and that's what it's all about for me. If you just want to stop by and read (and argue), great! Thanks for reading in 2013, and I look forward to writing a lot more next year!