Thursday, January 1, 2015
So it's that time of year again . . . the start of a new year, that is! Historically, with my mother's passing on this date 29 years ago, New Year's Day has never been a time for celebration on my part. There have been years where I've tried to go out and have fun, sure, but usually this is a somber time for me in which I hole up at home and play things very down key.
And yet, the New Year is always a time of hope and renewal. I'm not immune to the changeover, and can honestly say that I'm very much looking forward to a brand new year. 2014 was not really the best of years, but it was not the worst. And it was definitely a step up from the previous three years before it, which were terrificly shitty years in my life. Probably the worst ever!
But with 2015 upon us, I thought I would continue with this little tradition at The Bimillennial Man of reflecting on the blog posts of the previous year. I started this tradition last year, as some of you may recall, in which I listed the Top 10 most successful posts of 2013. And by "successful," I mean the threads which had received the most views. So let us see how 2014 faired, shall we?
To set the scene, I just want to briefly mention that 2014 saw a huge explosion of new visitors and traffic to the site. I don't have the exact numbers on hand, but by my estimation this site had FOUR TIMES as many visitors as the previous year, despite the fact that I only published half as many posts in 2014 as compared to 2013. It's true I didn't have much to say this past year, apparently, but I'm happy that this hasn't stopped the site from becoming even more popular and very searchable on Google---which is still the number one search engine being used to find this blog. Thanks a bunch, Google!!!
So then here is my list, in chronological order, of popular posts for the year, followed by tally numbers of total unique visitors to each post as of this date:
My Top 10 Threads of 2014
1. State of the Batista Union. (114 views)
2. Top 10 Crushes From Hollywood's Golden Age. (356 views)
3. Game of Thrones: Season 4 Anticipation Begins . . . NOW! (154 views)
4. Living Single. (1,370 views)
5. What Girls Don't Know We Know They Know. (205 views)
6. Dream Come True -- I'm An Actor Born!!! (140 views)
7. This Kid Is A'iight! (134 views)
8. Dear Dad: A Letter To My Father. (149 views)
9. Model Spotlight: "Nazneen Contractor". (234 views)
10. My Quick(ish) iPhone 6-Plus Impression. (167 views)
Click on any link above if you're curious to see why a particular post proved to be as popular as it was. Hint: the ones with lots of pics are usually the most viewed. Hmmm, I wonder why?