So I was checking out some of the site stats last night – something I rarely do here on my personal site – and spent some quality time looking at the data. Since I’m off at write-club today, trying to catch up after a slow weekend of writing, I’m going to take advantage of the data and the changing-of-the-year feel to showcase the most visited posts here on Petermball.com in 2012.
Number Two: Why I Have Problems With the Big Bang Theory
I have to admit, the order of these two surprises me. I know a lot of people found their way here when I posted about my M&M campaign for the first time, largely courtesy of the link showing up on a bunch of gaming message boards. It represented probably the single-biggest spike in traffic I’ve ever had, and under any normal circumstances, I probably should have assumed it’d have a lock on the most-visited spot.
I posted my concerns about the BBT back in March of 2011, and there isn’t a day goes by when *someone* doesn’t find their way here after searching for Big Bang Theory information (usually, for whatever reason, about the sexuality of the actors or some combination of are character X and character Y fucking; I imagine both sets of searchers are disappointed by the blog post they find). Had I been a bit more aware of the data tracking ’round these parts prior to this, I could probably tell you with some certainty that it’s the most popular blog post I’ve ever written and back it up with stats. Instead I just have to assume it.
In the number three slot: Pledging My Allegiance to the Fake Geek Army
Honestly, not a huge surprise. I don’t blog about gender issues all that often, but when I do, it generally accumulates some links and a spike in traffic.
For the record: I’m still not planning on becoming an indie publisher. Although I’ll let you in on a secret – I actually would have put all this into action, had I suddenly found myself unemployed at the end of 2012. There was a lot of turmoil at the day-job in 2012 and I put this together as a just-in-case, should the worse case scenario eventuate. I figured I could live on saving for about six months while I found my groove, then I’d look for some shitty part-time job while I looked at the data and worked out what needed to happen next.
Weird part is, I don’t really remember that many people linking to this one. It just seems to have crept up into the forth-place spot, all ninja-like.
And tied in the fifth-place spot
Seems I went through a phase with that words or less approach to a title. Trust me when I say it’s coming back in 2013.
Trust me, also, that you’ve all just encouraged me to post about writing and things worth reading a lot more this year as well.