Stormbirds turns three!

It’s almost unbelievable to me that I started the Stormbirds blog three years ago today. The goal was a simple blog that let me write a little about one of my favourite hobbies and share some of the latest flight sim news with a few readers. Stormbirds has grown quite a bit since then and I hope to keep bringing you more of the same in this third year of operations.

A few highlights

I’ve written quite a few articles over the last year but there are definitely some highlights. The IL-2: Battle of Kuban In-Depth Review was one that I’m proud of and a highlight not just for the blog but a key moment in the ongoing development of the IL-2 series. Switching to DCS World, one of my favourite key moments was a very short article about the release of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and my first hour of flying the jet.

This year I also launched the Community Q&A series with my first ever Community Q&A focused on Zelly from Hoggit telling us a little bit about the Georgia-at-War server. Most recently I’ve also had a three part series (one, two, three) with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev from 1C Game Studios on all things IL-2: Great Battles. Doing these Q&A sessions takes a lot more time than the usual article but I’m grateful to everyone who has participated and I can assure everyone that I’ve got more of these planned for the future.

Coming up next

I’m planning some different types of content over the year. I’d like to talk a little more about hardware this year and I’ve been busy planning out some upgrades to my flight sim peripherals and pieces of hardware that are, potentially essential parts of the flight simulator experience from the basic to going for all of the bells and whistles.

I’m also hoping to have some new Q&A series to share with everyone and I’ve even considered hosting a live stream from time to time on special occasions. Also look for more video content as I’d like to create some more on that front. Stay tuned!

A big thank you!

As always, I want to say a big thank you to all of you. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, and thank you for sharing in the passion of this hobby. All of you provide the inspiration, motivation, and encouragement to try new things and consider new ideas. So, thank you all!

As always, I love to hear from you in the comments so feel free to say hello. I’d love to hear your ideas on what I can do in this third year of the Stormbirds blog and what kinds of things you’d like to hear from me on.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Luke says:

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Rico says:

    You do really great articles Shamrock. It’s always fun to read them. With this in mind congratulations on the 3 year jubilee and to the next 3 in this sense!

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  3. colin coulter says:

    Read this blog every day. Long time Iurker😁. Have a drink on me. !

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  4. OpticFlow says:

    Congratulations! One of my favorite blogs!

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  5. Congrats mate. I really enjoy your blog. It has some great articles! I hope you can continue for many years to come!

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  6. Pollux says:

    Congratulations !

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  7. Zoomy says:

    Happy birthday Stormbirds!

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  8. rgargente says:

    Congrats! I don’t comment often but I get all your posts in my email and I love how you keep us up to date with my fav sims!

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  9. oboe says:

    Congratultions and Happy Birthday Stormbirds. I really enjoy your blog – both the content and design. I think the beauty, simplicity, and elegance of the website’s design are unmatched. Here’s hoping the next year brings lots of topics to post about – F-16C, Fw190A-8, and P-47D in DCS, and the P-38, P-51 and Tempest in Bodenplatte.

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  10. Stephen Parker says:

    I check your blog every day and enjoy it immensely. Keep up the good work.. This is my ‘go to’ site for sim news breaking events. Thanks!

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  11. Michael Dwyer says:

    Congratulations Shamrock!

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  12. Eviscerador says:

    Congrats! I’ve been following you just for the last 6 months or so, but man how I regret that I didn’t found you before. You are doing a great job. Keep it up!

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  13. schurem says:

    Congrats man! I love this blog, and I hope you can keep it up for another 3 years 🙂

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  14. Mainah says:

    Congrats Shamrock! Love the site. I check it often and enjoy the write-ups.

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  15. Reaper Ali says:

    The Reapers love your blog. Congratulations on a great site!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Many thanks! I watch The Reapers videos all the time too. Keep up the great job there too! 🙂

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  16. Blue 5 says:

    Happy birthday and thanks for your fantastic blog

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  17. Pajeka says:

    Congratulations Sham, great blog. Looking forward to the next 3 years….

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  18. I only discovered Stormbirds a few weeks ago, when my 25 year long love affair with flight sims was masssively rekindled by my first vr experience in IL-2, followed by the “oh my god” of a fully immersive F-14 in DCS. Stormbirds played a huge role in deciding where to go with this new and old hobby, and I’m a happy regular visitor. My sincerest thanks and congratulations, you’re doing awesome work here.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Hey there Matthias,

      Glad you were able to find Stormbirds but I’m even more delighted that the content here was able to help you get into an old hobby. Welcome back to the flight simulator fold!

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