2014 in review: Oh, my BLOG…

Wordpress 2014

Before an official close can be made to 2014, I have to present the facts and figures related to my blog.  This is a great breakdown which showcases all of the (minor?) achievements related to this blog.

Did you think I should have gotten more attention?  You need to take the word to the virtual streets and tell your pals to come check this place out.

Here is an example:  My most-commented posts ended up as a two-way tie.  The bad news?  Only two comments in those.  Hopefully that is enough motivation to make you all speak up a bit more.  No need to be afraid to post your thoughts.  If someone gives you a hard time, I’ll delete or silence those negative types.  Say what you want concerning me…but I won’t let anyone abuse or attack any of my fans.  That’s my word.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Calling a Sidebar & Update

This it to let it be known I did a little work on the layout again; mainly updating the sidebar.

For the sake of NaNoWriMo, I added a progress bar (with extra tags) to show not only my daily performance by color (green being hitting the daily word count – and orange, yellow; then red if an abysmal word day.  It also displays the total word count and my percentage of 50,000 words complete at the top.
But that’s not all!  I also redid my “Road to Glory” progress bar.  Though not all my true progress has been totaled in, clicking the meter will bring up my original post about my monthly goals – which I updated through November.

On top of that, I rearranged the order of projects displayed in the sidebar also; with at least one updated cover.  If anyone wants to read more of any of them, I can reply back with links.

Sorry for what may seem like a boring post, since I don’t have crazy linkage or any of the usually-expected things.  I’d try to get my sponsorship info up, which is a little bit out there.

As a bonus, here’s the signature I’m using in the Nano forum this year.  Once again, I’m trying for a little bit of the lunatic vibe when I did it.

Zapping the Blog’s PRAM

What’s been passing as my blog of late has been appalling.  Yes, I know.  I take the blame.  So what am I doing about it?

Being all about the retcon, I will be posting more…in the appropriate times of occurrence.  Aside from articles and my writing exploits, there will be a slight increase in testosterone as I post a few “sports” articles.

Due to my dabbling in Sanrio, and other things frowned upon by many testosterone-infused members of society, I’ve tried balancing things out by participating in various fantasy sports leagues, such as on Yahoo.  This year I even decided to be commissioner of my own league: with hopes of fun over knowledge.  I hoped to post the “game of the week” here to add a little more to the blog’s breadth…and I’ll be open to names if anyone else wants to try out any of the free leagues I want to be commissioner of in the future.

My other hope is to make the place look a little nicer with added features.  Since Nanowrimo is closer than I want to acknowledge, I plan to add something extra to the sidebar so people can keep tabs on me.  I’d love to add the extra tabs and such, but time is against me (as usual).  I still plan to have something for supporters and a silly “accolades” type of page as well.  People who knew me in my defunct there is another MMO or in the online sports leagues know I love to chase medals.

Will the blog improve — cosmetically or via content?  Will my Road to Victory see a checkered flag in 2012?  Will I win the OLL Quadruple Crown?  Will I keep any of my aforementioned proposals?

Stay tuned…

Getting Popular?


Somehow I got a little attention.  I’m not certain how, but I’m not complaining.  I got a like and a follow all withing twenty-four hours.

This also marks my seventy-fifth “official” post according to WordPress; but don’t try to count it up on your own, since I do a lot of retro-blogging or “ninja posting” as I call it: altering a date to make up for my procrastination or continuity – depending the situation.

I’m in a good/procrastinating/grateful mood, so here’s who I met.

Flamedashes started following me.  Sms|DesiRe is his blog: described as “A site which can fulfill all your desire with fun”.  There is a LOT of posting going on over there and a lot of it is interesting.  Give a peek and maybe you’ll have a quick laugh at one of the musings.

Iodestruction liked a post: author of the blog Inanimate Object Destruction.  It’s pretty NSFW in the language sort of way, but it’s a fantastic blog if you like seeing items getting obliterated.

If anyone else wants to bravely like or follow me that ha a blog, I’ll try to get you back as well.