Looking Back at a Year in Brunch Bird, Or, Profiles in Naval Gazing
It's been just shy of a year since I've started this blog and I thought I'd take a look back.
Number of people who called me self-indulgent when I said I was starting a blog: 1
Number of people who called me self-indulgent when I said I was starting a blog who now have their own blog: 1
People I was determined could never read my blog: my parents, my boss, my co-workers, and my Significant Other's parents
People who now read my blog: my parents, my boss, my co-workers, and my Significant Other's parents
Number of them who have found it cause for concern: 0
Total page downloads: 70,945
Total unique visitors: 51,215
Number of posts: 290
Most-read post: It's Christmas Eve
Reason why: An unlikely fairy godmother
Dumbest post I ever wrote: Verification Word Mad Libs (This was tough, because there have been some real stinkers, but seriously, that post was absolutely terrible.)
Favorite post to write:The One Where I Beat the D.C. Police Department
Number of gratuitous pictures of my dog on the blog: 3 (Here, here and here.)
Favorite Reason Why the Terrorists Hate Us: Bibleopoly!
Number of comments: 1,502 (Give or take. I was getting spam comments at the beginning and I lost track a couple times while tallying them all up.)
Most prolific commenter: Tie — I-66, Etcetera
First local blog I ever read: Rock Creek Rambler
My strongest blog influences: Sweet, Hammer, Pygs in a Blanket
Number of food purveyors I've likely angered:
I'm guessing three.
Best sport: Significant Other
Favorite discovery about the blogosphere: Heretofore total strangers willing to be genuinely chummy and supportive of the writings of some bird they'd never met.
Favorite overall month: November 2006
Only posts that got to me while writing: One Last Thing and To The Men Who...
Most commented-on post: The latter of those two
Most ill-advised post title ever: (sigh...$%&@)
Only person I ever talked smack about who would cause me to totally cave if he ever confronted me: Bob Woodward
Development that made me most wish I didn't blog anonymously: Making it onto McSweeney's
Two things I will post again, without even bothering to come up with a category: This video and this photograph.