The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog, so I thought I’d share it with you all.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
My Top-10 posts, by traffic, for the year were:
- The Self-Aggrandizing Self-Publishing Kings: Extreme Rhetoric, Inflammatory Language, and Ulterior Motives (with about 1,100 hits)
- JordanCon 2011 – A Pictorial Blow-by-blow (around 700 hits)
- Céad Mile Fáilte (an oldie-but-goodie from last year with nearly 300 hits this year)
- A Steampunk Society (one of my favorite posts, and another oldie-but-goodie from last year, with over 150 hits)
- The Maker’s Art Part 3: Creating Mythopoeia and Anthropological Artifacts (another of my favoriate posts for the year, the last in a 3-part series on the topic of Mythopoeia, also with over 150 hits)
- Another Perspective on Amazon as Publisher & Bookseller, Plus a Contrarian View on Disruption in Publishing
- Staying Motivated When You Can’t Write
- Dragon*Con, Decatur Book Festival, and Parade Pics
- The Maker’s Art Part 1: Defining Mythopoeia in the Context of Fantasy and Speculative Fiction
- The Further Adventures of a Precocious Toddler
My Top-10 posts, by comments (and I wish WordPress allowed me to filter out my own reply comments, which muddies the waters a bit), were:
- The Self-Aggrandizing Self-Publishing Kings: Extreme Rhetoric, Inflammatory Language, and Ulterior Motives (with over 50 comments)
- A Note on Novel Nomenclature (nearly 40 comments)
- JordanCon 2011 – A Pictorial Blow-by-blow (nearly 40 comments)
- The Tragedy of Multi-Volume Epics (over 30 comments)
- Literary Period Romance Fiction (30 comments)
- Drumroll Please (in which I announce my first professional publication)
- Tricksy Halfling!
- Finding What to Read (Part 1)
- Write What You (don’t) Know
- The Seedy Underbelly of the Digital Self-publishing Revolution Part 2
I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog in 2011 and continue to enjoy my various ruminations on writing, the fantasy & speculative fiction genres, balancing family-life, work-life, and writing-life, and the occassional post on publishing and writing careers (not necessarily in that order) in 2012.