December 29, 2012 - On Monday, HeroPress attracted a record-breaking 1,985 hits and the site is currently ranked FIFTH on the Comic Blog Elite.
August 19, 2012 - Redesigned HeroPress layout to a three-column layout to accommodate reorganised blogroll.
April 17, 2012 - Have decided to change the blog name back to HeroPress.
November 4, 2011 - I haven't exactly been on my game this week, so missed the fact that on Tuesday, November 1, this site smashed the 1,000 hits ceiling again with a record-breaking 1,342 hits!!
August 21, 2011 - I'd Rather Be Killing Monsters... (HeroPress) breaks the 1,000 hits ceiling for the first time in its history with 1,146 hits today!
July 10, 2011 - HeroPress changes its name to I'd Rather Be Killing Monsters (IRBKM), and the world is never the same again!
May 19, 2011 - HeroPress may be hemorrhaging Followers this week (down two!!!), but last Sunday saw another hit-bonaza (840) - again, thanks to Doctor Who.
May 1, 2011 - Sunday saw my largest number of hits on HeroPress (723) for a long while, thanks to my review of the latest episode of Doctor Who. We've been averaging a good 300-500 hits a day though, so I'm very happy.
December 17, 2010 - HeroPress is currently the 16= "hottest" OSR blog, measured by recent increases in number of Followers, which puts me level with From The Sorcerer's Skull, The Other Side and The Underdark Gazette. Great company!
December 16, 2010 - based on Followers alone, HeroPress has risen from 27th to 21st in Cyclopeatron's December Old School Gaming Blog's chart. Way to go, HeroPress! Presumably, my current competition has something to do with this.
November 8, 2010 - I've moved the bulk of my review links (e.g. Dr Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, K9, Supernatural, Merlin etc) to their own 'pages' - links in the right hand column, to save space on the blog's main page.
November 7, 2010 - Jimmy Trapp, over at The Heretic's Blog says some very nice things in an article about HeroPress (and I didn't even have to pay him!)
November 2, 2010 - As an adjunct to yesterday's news, HeroPress ranks (by Followers only) at number 27. Perhaps I should give away sweets to new Followers or something...
November 1, 2010 - HeroPress ranks 22nd= in Cyclopeatron's updated Old School Gaming Blog's chart (judged on increases in Followers during October). Maybe I'll have to start a recruitment drive! Of course, it would probably help if I settled on a single game system to play and promote...
September 6, 2010 - Opened a HeroPress Tumblr account at http://heropress.tumblr.com/ aka HeroPress Pictorial Phantasmagoria, as an overspill for images queued up for use in HeroPress Picture Parades.
August 27, 2010 - Created this new 'static page' to collate HeroPress news and very pleased to report that even though postings have been erratic, the blog is still averaging 338 hits a day.
June 30, 2010 - Began 'summer break' from regular, daily posting on HeroPress. Although frequent postings will continue, daily posts are not scheduled to resume until October 1, 2010.
June 15, 2010 - HeroPress nets another glowing soundbite from the new geek podcast Cram Schmuggery.
April 6, 2010 - Ran up an attractive 657 hits on Sunday, with people coming to find out what HeroPress thought of the new Doctor Who episode: The Eleventh Hour.
February 4, 2010 - HeroPress is declared Certified Geek in a new online award scheme (only the third blog ever to be so lauded).
September 28 - Heropress wracked up an impressive 676 hits yesterday, with the majority coming from people interested in my coverage of Merlin. Quite a large number were also drawn to my pictures of Stargate's Amanda Tapping!
July 12, 2009 - What a week for HeroPress: yesterday we edged closer to the mystical 1,000 barrier by getting 981 hits, but I suspect with Torchwood over, the hits will now return to normal.
July 11, 2009 - An earth-shattering 972 people visited HeroPress yesterday. Thank you, Torchwood, again! I can't see that record being broken anytime soon - but I'd love to hit the 1,000 one day ;-)
July 9, 2009 - Tuesday's record was immediately broken with 646 hits on Wednesday! Thank you, Torchwood!
July 8, 2009 - a record-breaking 610 visitors to HeroPress yesterday, thanks almost entirely to my coverage of all things Torchwood.
March 9, 2009 - 478 visitors to HeroPress, thanks largely to Game Geek's negative review of 4e Dungeons & Dragons and people looking for the (now removed) title sequence from Watchmen.
February 24, 2009 - As of today HeroPress has hit number 20 in The Comic Book Elite's top 100. Long may it last!
January 27, 2009 - HeroPress has been awarded the Premio Dardo award by Reis O'Brien of Geek Orthodox, for being a "unique voice and vision on the Web".
January 3, 2009 - HeroPress is sitting comfortably at number 28 in The Comic Book Elite's top 100.
December 23, 2008 - A big thank you to Tim over at the Villains & Vigilantes Emporium for the massive HeroPress banner he has posted on his links page.
December 3, 2008 - HeroPress has joined The Comic Blog Elite - a site which ranks the most visited comic book blogs - and we're already at number 76 in its top 100.
November 27, 2008 - We got a name check on the Television Without Pity forums for our retrospective Supernatural reviews, which has generated some decent traffic.
August 22, 2008 - HeroPress has a new web address: http://www.heropress.net/
August 6, 2008 - HeroPress is now a proud member of The RPG Bloggers Network. Check them out!
July 21, 2008 - My Summer Reading List got a mention on the Nuketown Radio Active podcast, episode 70. Thanks, Ken!
July 10, 2008 - Several new features for HeroPress: The 'Week In Geek' news round-up on Tuesday has already begun, to favourable murmurs, and this weekend we launch the 'Sunday Funny' - a series of random, humourous posters (mainly geeky, some cheeky); many of which have been borrowed from The Midnight's Lair message boards... which you should belong to, if you don't already! Also now you can subscribe (through the buttons above) to both the posts and comments on HeroPress, so you never have to miss a thing :-)
July 9, 2008 - We've crashed through another barrier today by suddenly logging 328 (!) unique visitors - over 50% of them coming in to the site on my review for The Invisible Enemy for some reason.
June 8, 2008 - We've smashed the '100 Unique Visitors a Day' barrier. Not just smashed... but demolished! Thanks almost entirely to my coverage of Doctor Who, visits were recorded today from 196 people - the first time in HeroPress history we've got over the 100!
May 11, 2008 - Welcome to any new readers drawn to this site from our mention on The DWO Whocast. It's not all Doctor Who here, but it's not difficult to find! Can I draw your attention to the listings below, which provide links to various parts of the blog and reviews of episodes.
February 1, 2008 - Two new features added to the blog - the monthly Geek Pin-Up and, at the bottom of the site, a widget to allow you to read a new Dilbert comic strip every day.
December 16, 2007 - Introducing the new HeroPress logo and colour scheme! Thanks to Jeff for the nudge towards change. Let me know what you think...
December 12, 2007 - Thanks for the comic book-related link over on Nuketown. If anyone has wandered over from there, please look around. There is lots of comic booky goodness to be found on HeroPress - and we always welcome your opinion.
November 5, 2007 - Just heard a wonderful plug for this site on the Grimm Studios podcast. Thank you very much. For any listeners who have been drawn here from that, I hope HeroPress lives up to the high praise!
August 16, 2007 - My old friend Jeff - known to many as The Evil DM - has written a glowing recommendation for this site on his blog. So welcome to anyone who has come here from The Lair of The Evil DM. I hope you like what you find... it's a bit of mixed bag (I'd suggest using the 'index' below)!
July 19, 2007 - Thanks to Billy Flynn for his very generous plug on Geeklabel Radio. Welcome Geeklabel forum geeps and radio listeners. Please take your time looking around, commenting and savouring the familiar geek scent of HeroPress!
May 23, 2007 - Welcome to visitors from Nuketown. Please look around, comment and enjoy! And I'd like to remind everyone that there will be a brief HeroPress hiatus while I'm on honeymoon.
April 9, 2007 - Happy Easter and welcome to all our new visitors from Three Beautiful Things. Please look around, comment and enjoy!
April 3, 2007 - I'd like to welcome all the visitors from Gerard Butler dot Net who've come over to read my Who Watches The Watchmen? story. Please stick around!
March 8, 2007 - A nice plug for HeroPress on the excellent Midnight's Lair podcast (episode 13). Thank you, Luc and Erik!
Feb 25, 2007 - A new (hopefully regular) feature started on the site: Six Of The Best; a series of interviews with people I find interesting. We begin with game designer Fred Hicks, who is currently working on the official roleplaying game for The Dresden Files series of books. Thank you, Fred!