One Year of Blogging! March 31, 2011Posted by Nights4Saturn in Blog Stuff.
Yesterday, the 30th of March, marked one year of Nights4Blogging!
Honestly, I never really thought I’d ever write such a thing. I made my first post with a bit of a disclaimer that I may abandon this blog at any moment, and that’s because I honestly thought I wouldn’t last more than three months tops. But here I am. Twelve months later. Surprised would almost be an understatement!
I was inspired to start Nights4Blogging after reading the H!P and Jpop fanblogs of others. I really enjoyed reading them (and still do), but this really wasn’t enough to force me start one on my own. I actually had three main objectives that I wanted to achieve, and I thought that starting a blog would be a good way to achieve them.
- Find Something to do on my Free Time
- Find Someplace to Contain my “Fangasms”
- Try to be More Eloquent About said “Fangasms”
I had it great a year ago. I had an apartment that was literally a five minute walk from any of my classes. Fridays off. Classes that ended at 10AM every Tuesday and Thursday. It was fantastic, and I had a heck of a lot of free time, so I figured that a blog would be a decent use of that time.
Unfortunately, I have never since had a schedule or living arrangements quite that convenient, but at least I’ve kept up with the writing. I’d even go so far as to say that I’ve actually been doing a bit better now than I was then. Only three updates in all of May 2010? Yeesh.
I try not to bring up H!P and Jpop too often with my everyday friends out of the courtesy that they probably don’t care all that much. Or at all, really. So I fangasm here instead.
While related to the previous point, I’ve always been rather disappointed in my own ability to describe why something is so fantastic/awesome/transcendently great. While I am reasonably pleased with the progress I have made towards this goal, it is still definitely a work in progress. Even in my last post about Morning Musume’s “Maji Desu ka Ska!” I think I should have been able to be more descriptive.
So enough of that boring stuff and onto some cold hard numbers:
- 9006 Total Views
- 83 Posts
- 172 Comments
- Busiest Day was October 2nd with 203 Views (Thanks IW!)
And what were the top 5 posts?
- AKB48’s Heavy Rotation PV: Is there such a thing as too much fan service? – 1549 Views
- A bit more on Takahashi Ai’s graduation – 158 Views
- Morning Musume — Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game (Close-Up Version) – 156 Views
- The Weight of an Idol, Part 1 – 151 Views
- New Morning Musume Profile Pics! – 145 Views
Despite the massive skew in the total number of views per post, I actually am pretty happy about those top three posts being the most viewed. I think they stand as some of the better examples of my writing, and if people were to see that as their first exposure, then hey, that’s alright. Not too excited about #4 up there, though. I still am rather unhappy with how that article came out. Also number 5 was about the “Seishun Collection” costumes, which certainly aren’t new anymore.
How about top five search terms?
- akb48 – 269 Hits
- tomomi itano – 93 Hits
- akb48 heavy rotation – 63 Hits
- morning musume – 53 Hits
- nights4blogging – 41 Hits
Well, that certainly explains my top viewed post a bit, doesn’t it?
Oh, and so do all of these…
- akb48 bikini – 36 Hits
- akb48 naked – 29 Hits
- akb48 lingerie – 24 Hits
- akb48 sex – 22 Hits
- tomomi itano sex – 6 Hits
- akb48 up skirt – 6 Hits
- akb48 undressing – 4 Hits
- akb48 cream fight – 2 Hits
I can’t help but feel that my little blog disappointed most of those people. Those perverted, perverted people. 😀 I do admit I kinda like that last one. No idea what it’s referring to, though.
And then there are the weird search terms:
- santa claus peeping tom – 2 Hits
- sudden undress – 2 Hits
- peeping tom seeing womens – 2 Hits
- im watching you – 2 Hits
- thomas berry – 2 Hits
- 34 – 2 Hits
I know the “peeping tom” queries are for a referral I made about peeping toms in my post on “Heavy Rotation,” but I can’t help but be a little creeped out that MULTIPLE people are searching for “santa claus peeping tom.” Ewwww.
Oh, and then there are those I wouldn’t even think of reposting. Seriously, some are more than a little disgusting.
And on that note I’d like to thank you, my readers. 😀
I jest, but really, thank you guys. I really do appreciate it every time someone posts a comment, and I try to make a conscious effort to respond to every one. It makes writing considerably more enjoyable when I can get some feedback, and I find that a healthy dialog can really help expand a post far beyond what I had originally wrote, one thing I think my “Heavy Rotation” post really does exemplify.
So here’s to year number two!