Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa / Festivus and have begun to recover. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas celebration on the 24th and 25th. After rescheduling for illness, we’re visiting Jenny’s family tonight for Christmas #3. At some point we’ll take the tree down, but we’re in no hurry. It’s nice to let Christmas linger a bit.
In lieu of New Year’s resolutions, which I have given up, I wanted to look back on this year on the site. It’s still a small blog as blogs go, I suppose, but I’m honored to have gotten 38,000 hits from thousands of people on various posts and static pages, including visitors from 161 countries. Thank you all for continuing to read my little blog. You are the main reason I do this.
In terms of hits, here are the ten most popular posts from this year:
- My Little Pony and the Terrifying Threat of Gayness
- Act Naturally!
- Titanic 3D – Is It Worth It?
- Random Facts About Me for May 2012
- Men in Tights
- The Following Movie is Rated R
- There’s Always Someone Better
- Southwest-AirTran Dispatcher Seniority Update
Post popularity depends heavily on getting picked up by search engines like Google and getting people to share your post with others via social media, online discussion boards, others blogs, etc. That’s why your favorite post might or might not be on this list. That’s also why pictures of our family vacations or cute things my kids did aren’t on this list.
I also wanted to list a few of my personal favorites that weren’t as widely read but still made me happy:
- Haiku Tuesday – Gangnam Style
- “Live” Blog from the Cowtown Half
- Voting with Your Wallet?
- Hotter’N Hell – We Made It
- Why is My Flight Late?!?
- Random Things I’m Thankful For
What about you? Do you remember any particular favorites from this year?