Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Future of the Blog and Other Endeavors

As things keep going and the blog keeps growing there are things I want to add and do.   Obviously tactics and thoughts of the Imperial Guard will always remain the main focus of this blog, I can guarantee that this will not change.  I would like to add more community based segments though, as I like seeing what everyone else thinks and does, as this is a community hobby at its core.  I also have an announcement that is related to the blog if not solely about it.

So I guess I will get right to it.  Talking with my buddy and my brother, he proposed the idea of a podcast.  This is something that I am interested in and think it would be good.  He and I can literally talk for hours about 40k (4 hours on the phone one day, so my wife reminds me).  So we are in the works of getting a podcast going.  This will not be a Cadia's Creed podcast lets be clear, its a joint effort that we all will be supporting.  My buddies blog is over here.  We both are imperial players so that podcast will revolve around that perspective, of the Imperial Guard and Space Marines. And my brother is going to act as moderator and keep us on track as well as add his 2 cents.

Expect a similar format to other Podcasts, though less of what we are doing and games played.  I don't know about you but that part of most podcasts never really interested me, so we will be skimming through that and only bring it up if it was important in other regards.  I doubt any of you really care if I talk about what I didn't do since last podcast :p.  I do have a blog so thats covered. 

Plan is to do a bimonthly cast and go from there, may turn into a monthly or even a weekly thing depending on how things go.  So that is something for you all to look forward to.  Since our wives suffer through our 40k addiction, they will be involved as well, as much as they want to so that is going to entirely depend on them.  Most likely it will be them in the background making fun of us. 
Still this will be an adult oriented podcast so yes there will be big boy words. 

So expect sometime in the next month our first run, will be basically a 40k current events and thoughts on the game with tactics and ideas and fluff talk.  We intend to include listener submissions a we go and if you have any ideas or questions feel free for now to send me an email with subject PODCAST for now. 

Other things that I want to do on my blog specifically is add in more reader and community stuff.  So please send my your army pics.  I want to see them and show them off.  I like seeing other peoples work and if yall can send me enough stuff I can turn it into a weekly thing.  Send me an email with subject Army Pics and a description of your army and work you have done to it.

I also want to do a blog roll/ blog plug.  So if you have a blog and are starting out or want to be added to the Cadia's Creed blog roll, send me an email with BLOGROLL as the Subject and I'll take a look at your blog and add yours.  I got to where I'm at right now because some other people were willing to add me to their blog roll so it's something to return the favor.  It will end up being a once a week thing as well (hopefully), where I will showcase and talk about your blog.  You don't have to be IG either, as I love reading other blogs that are non IG and seeing how those people see their armies.

I really want to promote community, as even though this is my blog, if no one else is involved its just me talking to myself on the internet.  With over 100,000 views now I am glad that it is not the case. 

So expect more in the future, but a lot of this is also reliant on you and the community, I can only post stuff if I get pictures or emails.  Hope this works out.



  1. Hmm, I don't usually listen to podcasts, but this seems more than worth at least one listen! Best o' luck!

    (Oh noes! Big boy words!)

    Do you think you'd be interested in doing video battle reports? I always love MWG banter batreps, but they only featured IG a couple of times.

    1. Don't know. I have enough trouble taking pics of my Battles at the moment. Down the road maybe, it would be nice to get ot that point.

  2. All sounds interesting, and I look forward to it all. only one word of caution, I would hate to see quality drop for quantity, that and see the site turn in to another generic 40k site, I enjoy reading and throwing my 10 pence worth in.

    Anyway, that's just my thoughts.

  3. Usually I don't listen to podcasts, mainly because they usually appear so damn often that you need to spend a lot of time keeping up to date, while doing nothing distracting meanwhile.

    A great thing about our hobby, you can listen to stuff like this while painting, and not starting with dozens of podcasts per month is indeed preferrable.
    I know I'll give it a try, it seems more manageable to keep track than most podcasts.

  4. Sounds like it could be an interesting idea. The two big tips I have heard about podcasting is:

    1 - Pick an angle not already covered. Make people want to listen to yours because it contains something others don't. Your focus on IG and your friend on SM could be a good starting point.

    2 - Stay regular. You say you're looking at bi-monthly at first, that's a good idea if you're not able to successfully commit to more frequently. Better to have one every two months and be on time, than have people expect one every 3rd of the month and then be late. there may be the odd exception here and there, but if you keep your listeners informed, they should be pretty understanding.

    It should be quite interesting to listen to, so looking forward to it.

  5. I don't intend to dumb down the blog, have no fear, but I do like seeing armies and cool paint jobs, its fun showing other peoples work off. In the end though it is still going to remain my site.

    Main goal is just for my buddy and I to have fun and hopefully its interesting enough for people to enjoy listening too, if not oh well for them :). Def not planning on an aggressive schedule though, one to two times a month is more than enough.

  6. Can't wait, as a guard player I am more than looking forward to this :), Good luck with everything!

    One of the main things that is great about this blog and what's going to happen with it, is that is easy to overlook and well organized.

    I want to thank you for that!

  7. Oh Grumpy has got it together, insofar as the schedule. Also I find it hard to believe he would ever let you guys down on quality!

  8. I dont listen to podcasts...but this one I would. To be honest, I would like to hear some opinions from guys who has families, not just one hobby and, well, dont live JUST with WH40K.
    "Since our wives suffer through our 40k addiction, they will be involved as well, as much as they want to so that is going to entirely depend on them." - This is best :))) Do they suffer as my better half when I show her "see, I just washed the tank tracks...cant you see it? Its totally different! ... See, Imperial Knight...cute, isnt it?"

    Yeah, Im looking forward to it, it sound fresh in contrast to usuall complaining/ whinning I read a lot last few months :)

    1. LOL, that is so true. "can you see the shading, its so much better now?" yup my wife totally does. She makes fun of me when I make noises with my guys. She tried to start a fight by calling my models figurines, I was not happy, she was of course smirking the whole time.

      I think its something that so few really do, most podcasts are the boys club almost. Even the few that have women on them, they are gamers too so its not really a different perspective. It would be nice to acknowledge the wives and significant others that we have forced into this hobby with us.

    2. You too makes noises?:) Mine small step away from sanity is repeating some cool melodic stuff like And They Shall Know No Fear...:) I guess se watches me and smile with a little hint of regret...;)

      Figurines? Ooooh, cruel! Mine went for "vojáčci", which is something like "little soldiers or toy soldiers", but I can take it...they are soldiers!:)

      And today she got me. I began to explainin why I need another red color, becuase its different...and 6 greens...4 blue...ans she said me "No problem, I completely understand you, Im woman, dont you see I need many different colors myself? Lipsticks, mascara, makeups". And now I dont know what think about it...

      So yeah, let to hear the voice of your wives what they think about it.