Good day, friends! Thank you all so much for your kind words yesterday. It really does mean a lot. Eventually, I will find time to go back and respond to each one of you. It’s been a bit crazy around here with family coming into town, and I’m sure it will only get crazier. But I wanted to stick to the schedule I’d planned out because this is important to me. So here we go!
One year ago today, I started blogging! If you read my 6-Month Blogiverary post, you can see the details of what got me going here on WordPress, but the short version is this: I was disappointed by Man of Steel, and I wanted to share that opinion with you fine people. The rest is history! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: deciding to blog was one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do. This place is awesome, writing every day is awesome, and you guys are especially awesome.
Anyway, today’s post is nothing super special. It’s very similar to my 6-Month post in that it shares some of my stats, but I also added in a few other bits as well–a few posts and/or bloggers that I wanted to point out. Read on if you’re curious. 🙂
Posts: 226 (More than double the number I had for my six-month post!)
Comments: 5,002 (Over FOUR TIMES MORE than what I had six months ago! Woah!)
Views: 28,029 (Again, over four times the views from six months ago! I am blown away!)
Followers: 271 (My loyal minions! You have more than doubled!)
My Readers Consist of…
51% Americans–a significant drop from the 71% of six months ago. What’s up, ‘Merica??
18% Brits–up from 15%! Jolly good!
4% Canadians–up from 1.8%, eh.
4% Germans–ach ja! Sehr gut, meinen freunden! You didn’t make the top four six months ago!
23% Hodgepodge–folks from allllll over!
The Popular Kids
Most likes: Resolutions 2014: Pan’s Labyrinth (All hail V, Queen of Thumbs Up!)
Most comments: Umm…actually the About section…*blushes* But after that, Devil’s Due
Most viewed (aside from Homepage/Archives): Resolutions 2014: Pulp Fiction (The interwebz CANNOT get enough of Pulp Fiction.)
The Search Is On
Most popular search phrases: “pulp fiction,” followed by “2001 a space odyssey (thank you, JJames Reviews),” followed by…”disappointment?!” Sigh…
Searches that win: “benedict cumberbatch r kelly rap” (this person knows what’s up…see here), “im intelligent and i hated don jon” (HA!), “oliver queen salmon ladder gif ” (YEP…see the end of this post), “levitt isn’t as smart as he thinks” (my Googlers are Levitt haters–noted), “tweet if you have 12 cumberbuns cumberbatch?” (Whaaaaaat?), “charlie bit my ginger chris hemsworth” (Chris Hemsworth is biting gingers?! God, I love typos…see this post to see what this person was getting at), “luke diaper star wars” (Bahaha what??)
NOOOOvember 2013: 6 disgruntled guest bloggers vented about films that disappointed them
Resolutions 2014: 15 motivated guest bloggers fulfilled their film resolutions
April Fools 2014: 16 lovable guest bloggers talked about their favorite lovable idiots
Most Valuable Guest Bloggers
MovieRob, whom I would award 5 shiny gold stars for the whopping 5 reviews he sent for Resolutions 2014
The Verbal Spew, whom I would award 45 pugs for her write-up of Pan’s Labyrinth with 45 likes
Isaacs Picture Conclusions, Cinema Parrot Disco, Hard Ticket to Home Video, and JJames Reviews, whom I would award every flavor of Bertie’s Botts Every Flavor Beans for participating in every series I have done so far
The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger, whom I would award a Winter Soldier for sending me a post for Song and Screen mere days after I casually invited guests to partake
The Highlights (so far)
All things Miguel (see here, here, and here)
Texting during movies with my sister
Every Question of the Month from Oracle of Film
Discovering Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur
This brilliant True Detective post
My top ten list for The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger
Cinema Parrot Disco’s John Hughes Blogathon
This list of Eric’s manly makeouts
Watching The Hunt for Alex Raphael’s Foreign Favorites series
My supervillain Guest List for The Cinema Monster
This insane interview with The IPC
That’s all for today, but there’s SO MUCH MORE TO COME! Tomorrow, I’ll have a little post of my own paying homage to one of my favorite, and after that…well, you’ll see. 😉 Lots of celebrating going on here, people. Enjoy your weekend by celebrating, too!
43 thoughts on “Blogiversary Bash: The Stats and More”
happy blogiversary : )
Thanks, Melissa! 🙂
Happy Blogiversary, Cara!!! Yay!!! *sigh* I remember my one year blogiversary… Lol. (Last November!). Your stats are better than mine were at a year!!! : ) *pout* ; ) That’s awesome. Keep up the great work! And I’ll get my thingy to you soon!!! I hate being late with stuff for people! I’ve used too many exclamation marks in this comment!!!!!! ! !! !!!!!!!! ! ! !!!! !! : )
I remember your one-year! There was Alien-themed cake! You gave us a picture! And Mike has been visiting your about page ever since… 😉 Yeah, just send me your write-up whenever you get a chance. Oh dear…I don’t have nearly as many exclamation marks as you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …There. That ought to fix it. 🙂
You know what’s funny? Mike just “liked” my About Me page about a month ago but I think he’d already commented on it way before that. Hahaha!!! #Stalker ; )
Bahahaha! Oh totally. 😉
Luke diaper Star Wars… this has made my day. I am in hysterics.
Thanks, Niall! 🙂
Hodgepodge–folks… is this what I have become to you?!
A WINTER SOLDIER?! Cara, you are most absolutely and most certainly the best person EVER. Best award! ❤ ❤
… so, when does he arrive? 😉
Sorry, my friend–I thought about breaking it down even more, but I so did not have the time. Hahaha. South Africa is the #8 country on my list! You need to tell your people to up their game and visit my site! 😉 As for the Winter Soldier…notice the “whom I WOULD send” part? As in, “would if I could?” Pretty sure he would hand my ass to me if I tried to abduct him. Hmm. But maybe Miguel could work something out…
We are the #8 country? Holy crapsticks, our internets is indeed spreading in this place! 😛
Dammit Cara, you have Miguel!!! UTELISE HIM!!!
Great minds, see?
“tweet if you have 12 cumberbuns cumberbatch?” – HAHA! If you make a Cumberbatch of buns do you make an extra for a baker’s dozen? 13 Cumberbatches, woohoo! Congrats on the first superb year, my dear. 😀
Bahahaha! 13 Cumberbatches?! The world would explode with awesome!! Thanks so much, V. It’s been a very fun start. P.S. I didn’t miss your blogiversary, did I?? Is it coming up?? I can’t remember if yours is shortly before or shortly after mine.
Congrats on reaching this, you more than deserve it.
Thanks so much, Vinnie! It’s been quite a ride so far. 🙂
wow! happy blogiversary! So glad you added so much to your stats in 6 months. Cant wait to see what you’ll have a year from now
Cant believe your 1 Israeli follower only gets hodgepodge mention 🙂
I might want to update my post to you since I saw Fault in our Stars on Thursday and spent today reading the book. when is my new deadline to update if I want?
keep em coming!
Next year, I’ll have to mention the top ten countries or something–Zoe was also disappointed that South Africa didn’t get a shoutout. Israel very nearly made the cut! Holding strong at #5 (and I’m 100% positive that’s entirely because of you). 🙂 If you’re wanting to update your post, go right ahead and send it my way whenever you can–though preferably before Wednesday (since that’s when I had planned on it going up). Thanks, Rob!!
#5!! wow that either says a lot about me or even more about your lack of worldly friends 🙂
Congrats! Here’s to an infinite number of blogiversarys in the future!
I’ll drink to that! *clink* 🙂
Happy happy blogaversary and many many more!
Thanks so much, Abbi! 🙂
You have such an awesome site. Keep going (toasts champagne)
Thanks so much, Alex! *clink* 😀
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Happy Blogaversary 🙂 Aahh those party lambs …!
Aren’t the party lambs presh?? I found them, and I could not resist. Thanks!! 🙂
Happy anniversary, Cara!!!!!
Thanks, Josh!!! 😀
Happy blogaversary Cara 🙂 I hope you stick around forever!
Planning to! 😉 Thanks, Mikey!
Happy one year Cara! 🙂 You’re blog is always a premier destination.
Aww thanks so much, Adam! Happy to hear it. 🙂
Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your blog.
Thanks so much, Johnathan! 🙂
Wahoo! Happy blogiversary! Those stats are super impressive. One year of excellent blogging and community-building with many more to come! 🙂 Love from, one of the hodgepodge countries.
Bahaha hodgepodge love!! You’re in Australia, yeah? You guys came in at #6! Not too shabby! 😉 Thanks so much, Anna!
Awesome happy blogiversary! Love all the pics so cute and the Miguel posts are definitely fun to read. Love those! Yay back in action. I am getting caught up too prepare for comments!
Oh wow! You ARE getting caught up! Bahaha. I’m going to get caught up on your blog, too, lady! And thanks you!! 🙂
Congratulations!!! Happy Belated Blogiversary!!
Thank you!!! 😀