The Year of the Langurd

Well hello, my wonderful wonderful readers! Might I start by saying I hope you all had a magical holiday season, and if not magical then at least happy, and if not happy then I hope you at least got to take a nap at some point.

Also, Happy New Year! Weird that the last time I posted here was a different era – and what an era it was! Despite my lack of, erm, presence toward the end there, 2015 was this blog’s biggest year yet.

A few semi-shocking insights courtesy of the WordPress monkey thingamajig:

  1. In 2012 I posted 22 times. In 2013 I posted 19 times. In 2014 I posted 23 times. In 2015 I posted 40 FREAKING TIMES. Guys I am seriously impressed with myself, and with you for reading all that crap because quantity does not equal quality.
  2. There was a day in there (September 23rd, I believe) when this site got 284 hits. For reference, my average is about 50 when I’m actively posting. I remember watching the graph bar climb up and up that day and thinking “wtf are you doing, get down from there you idiot.” I feel like someone maybe just had loading difficulties because a bunch of those views were on Chapter 4.1 alone.
  3. I like to post on Tuesdays, apparently. (I was born on a Tuesday – coincidence?)

Naturally, WordPress has compiled a much more thorough and graphically satisfying report on these things, and it only took me five days to find it. Take a look if you want:

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Yeah, but also, if it were a concert at the Sydney Opera House, scandalized socialites would be pouring out the doors asking for their money back.

All that said, THE PAST IS THE PAST and I still suck at updating 8 months out of 12, so here are my plans for 2016:

  1. Quit coffee.
  2. Read 40 books.
  3. Tone down my grammar Nazi ways.
  4. Post MORE than 40 times because I am my favourite person to compete with.

Evidently, those are not all conducive to each other and fail to account for certain factors like, um, life, but I have a terrible case of January Optimism and I ain’t wanna be cured, yo.

^  ^ See, I’m doing #3 already!!

But seriously, I HAVE A REAL CHAPTER HALF-WRITTEN ON MY LAPTOP AND I’M GOING TO POST IT IN THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. Hold me to it, friends.

Happy Simming!

-Sam

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Posted on January 6, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Yay! I’m glad to see this blog active again. But I’m the same way, the holidays put me in a writing coma that lasted too long.
    Over 200 hits? Wow! Most of those are probably me. XD I tend to reread blogs that have slowed down just to give myself something to do. (And who doesn’t love the good ol days of Tewl and Christopher?)
    Happy New Year! 😀

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    • Thank you!

      Ah, why must the holidays do this to us? Is it possible that eating your body weight every day puts a fog on your brain? XD I love that you re-read the archives, that makes me so happy! The stats report even told me the earlier posts were still doing well, so I guess I have you to thank for that. 😀

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  2. Congrats on the Stats! That is impressive. I think my stats are much better in 2015 too, though, I haven’t even looked at them lol.

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    • Thanks! 🙂 Seems like 2015 was a good year for the Sims community in general. You can see yours pretty easy if you take the link from mine and just insert your blog url! It’s pretty cool to look at – a nice little present after the hard work we put in all year. 😛

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      • Agreed! I know it has been my best year yet. The blog will be finished this year, I’m hoping before spring so the stats will probably die off again in 2016 but it’s all good. Maybe my other one will pick up in it’s place.

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