January 1st, 2011 was the one year anniversary of The First Post on this blog. I can’t believe I’ve kept it up this long. I also can’t believe that people I don’t really know actually read it! To everyone who’s stopped by, who’s subscribed, and who keeps coming back for more…
So, I’ve been thinking about ways to improve the blog and make it more interesting and/or useful. Don’t get me wrong…it’s primarily a place for me to talk about 1) my writing, 2) my geeky interests, and 3) my crazy, impoverished, freelance-writer life. I’ll still be doing all that. However, I’d also like to give you lot something to take away with you other than me rambling on about myself. I don’t want to become a pop culture news blog – there are plenty of those – but I’d like to be more than just a personal blog… *sound of wheels turning*
So, I’m devoting this week to celebrating my little blog’s birthday by visiting posts past, talking about ideas for the future, and reaching out to you for your input on how I can make The Teresa Jusino Experience more fun/informative for people other than me. 🙂
But first things first:
The Year In Blog
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 98 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 150 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 61mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was August 18th with 3,715 views. The most popular post that day was About Teresa. (Thank you old Wil Wheaton article!)
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were lettersofnote.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, Google Reader, and tor.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for lady gaga, daniel tosh, marvel civil war, teresa jusino, and lady gaga pictures.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
About Teresa December 2009
A Completely Unsubstantive Crush Post (Beautiful, Beautiful Picspam) February 2010
Caprican in a Tauron Body (or, Remembering Mom) April 2010
Pop Goes Teresa: Loving Lady Gaga Part 2 – Camille Paglia and the Death of Reason September 2010
Teresa’s Bookshelf: SONG OF SOLOMON, by Toni Morrison January 2010
So…my readers love me, looking at hot pictures of Sasha Roiz and Daniel Tosh, reading about sci-fi and culture, highbrow literature, and Lady Gaga. Excellent. So do I.