A Year of Blogging in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog [their copy, not mine, but I don’t hate it]. And because I actually blogged this year, the report was actually fun to look at. I’m proud of myself. I wanted to blog and I did.

What’s not in this report?

  • The countless posts I made for Hazon while I was Communications Manager there.
  • I soft-launched boston ska (dot) net in November and have done 100% of the posting there. (And just added a shiny new show calendar).
  • I also had a pretty good year on tumblr. Granted the posts are considerably less thoughtful, it was still posting and I was happy I kept it up.
  • Twitter. I have a hard time calling twitter “micro-blogging” anymore. It’s helpful to think about it that way when posting but I don’t think it’s something to be proud of (though my klout score went up this month, FWIW).

Here’s a cute graphic and the report:

Here’s an excerpt:

In 2012, there were 18 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 95 posts. There were 35 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 11 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 18th with 47 views. The most popular post that day was November/December Ska Shows and News.

Follow this link for the complete report.

I’m looking forward to more thoughtful blogging, more comments and conversation, and generally just more in 2013.

Happy New Year’s, kids! Happy blogging.



Because another social network that I won’t update is exactly what I need right now.

Tumblr intrigues me as it could be what focuses on strictly my creative end. Twitter is for my self-indulgence, Facebook is for staying connected, and this page is here mostly a home base for all of my musical interaction. So why tumblr?

Looks like a potential outlet for the “creative” things I do that sometimes get used and sometimes don’t. I’m speaking about the artwork I may create that sometimes gets used, and sometimes does not. The question is, are these things I really want floating out into the public? Do I really want to post some awful lo-fi demo I record for one of my bands floating around before it has a chance to get finished or vetted by the band? I think I’m going to try it out and see how it pans out. Right now it’s just aggregating this blog, my twitter, my google reader shared feed and there’s no point to that. The truth is, I generally don’t want feedback or criticism on something except from the people involved in it, and those who’s opinions I think are that valuable to the specific project. Maybe this will be a good exercise for me. It’s not that I can’t take the criticism, it’s that I’m just not interested.

Against my better judgement, I went ahead and posted a tshirt design for Hey Stranger, concept by the drummer. As it stands, we more than likely won’t use it. But I took the time to make it, so why not share it. What do you think?

In the interest of full disclosure, I had been watching tumblr from a far as it gets mentioned on Mashable now and again (a great read, I recommend). Only recently, since it had become something we wanted to use at work, did I become interested in using the service.