I try not to pay too much attention to my blog’s stats, because that would send me into an extended vacay in my head, which is akin to a week’s stay in a mental hospital catering to insecure neurotics. Why don’t the peoples love me? Why do only twelve people read my blog? You know the drill, especially you fellow smaller bloggers. It’s tough being an undiscovered genius.
However, for kicks I checked my site’s summary stats for 2012, and discovered positive news. The verdict? 101 posts in 2012! Basically, since I started in August. Not bad.
To celebrate, I bring you the crowd favorites of 2012.
Most viewed post: WTF, Bubonic Plague?
Sadly, this is
partly mostly due to an overabundance of people googling “bubonic plague” (“It” also got a lot of hits).
Post that Got the Most Hits in a Single Day: Thirty, Flirty and Thriving. I Hate that I Just Used that Expression.
Apparently, many woman felt my confusion upon approaching a brand new decade of existence, and some even imparted their wisdom (“Honey, just wait till you hit 40!”).
Post with the Most Comments: Yesterday’s actually; Happiness, Thou Elusive Beast.
This is obviously due to my participation in the Yeah Write Challenge. You guys are made of amazing and I appreciate that you took time to read and comment. Bloggers love comments.
Most Faithful Commenter: Erica Schatz, from Yeah, I’m a Nerd.
Thank you, Erica! Go read her blog right now! She’s adorable and funny.
Close Runner-Up Commenter: Lindsey Cole, from The House of Cole (she missed the #1 slot by just a few).
Thanks, my fellow sister-in-writing! Go read her blog, too! She has adventures of which I only dream.
The Cat Lady’s Favorite Post: A Giant Stuffed Cat: Want
Still my favorite. Nowhere to go but down from there, my friends. I peaked early.
I stuck to a rigid schedule during the first few months of this blog’s life in 2012. I wanted to create something stable, a place that readers could count on and I could manage with a heap of discipline, so I posted five days a week, Sunday night through Thursday night, excluding holidays. This was a great way to get my writing-for-non-academic-purposes switch turned on, and I am baffled that I could keep up with this level of output. I have more gritty determination than I thought.
However, it is becoming too much.
I believe in quality over quantity, and to my detriment I’m finding far too many errors in past posts for my taste. Errors are so embarrassing to perfectionist-self-policing-grammar-Nazis like myself. Also, eh, I’m not too satisfied with the quality of my output. Ouch. It pains me to say it. Plus, it’s a lot. No one wants something delicious to taste like beans simply from overproduction. So, if you haven’t noticed, I’m slowing down. Savoring the process. Working on other projects that will only enhance this little corner of the Interwebs, and in conjunction, my soul. Cutting back to three postings a week. Whew.
2012 was a great year for writing. I took a huge chance; I was my quirky, sometimes obnoxious, imperfect, vulnerable self to a boatload of strangers, and I don’t regret it. I’ve made some relationships that are on par with those in real life. I’ve met people I respect and who enrich my life in ways too numerous to catalogue.
Now, onward. Thanks for embarking on this journey with me.
I promise, I won’t sink the boat.
However, if it capsizes due to angry giant squids, every man for himself.