With the review of Wreck-It Ralph, I reached 200 posts here on IAYTD (prounounced “I ated”). So, here’s a good chance to catch you up on what we’ve been up to. I really mean “we” as in “I” and “been up to” is really meaning “what I do with my sad excuse for a social life.”
So let’s look at a picture.
In the span of a year and a half (and over 100,000 views), we’ve been steadily gaining traction. Our highest single day was July 28th, when one of my articles on Power Rangers was posted on StumbleUpon, which I know zero about, and somehow received 2,100 views that day alone.
So what articles are people reading? Here’s a quick rundown on the top of the charts.
The aforementioned Power Rangers article sits firmly at the top with a whopping 37,000 views. That is absolutely crazy to me. Sitting at number two is my home page, with 9,000 views. That is kind of staggering too. I expect that a stranger would search for Cityville and end up at my blog, that’s one thing. But then 9,000 people have then wanted to see more and went to my homepage. That is an exciting prospect.
So now, I want to give you quick and easy links to what you might’ve missed, in case you’re just joining us here at IAYTD.
In my Finally Caught Up series, I offer reviews on TV shows that have finished and I offer thoughts on the highs and lows. So far I’ve covered Heroes, Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, That 70s Show, and I’m currently working on Lost. Other TV shows that I’ve given thoughts on include the BBC hit Being Human and the cartoon Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
For those that enjoy video games, I’ve done two pretty successful articles looking at the future of the Dragon Age and Elder Scrolls franchises. Also regarding Dragon Age, I wrote a piece that went viral focusing on an case of online bullying against a writer at BioWare (here).
For movie enthusiasts, I’ve made a handy category for all the movies I’ve ranked as 5-star quality, so you can easily browse through and see the best of the best. I’m also a bit of a nerd so I’ve drafted two articles focusing on the next series of Marvel films to come out, one focused on “What’s Next for the Avengers?” and one introducing you to the newest Marvel franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy.
And for those of you seeking a bit of everything else, I’ve got a few entries titled as Adam’s Rules (which cover unspoken rules which I’ve decided to speak) and one that has covered the Evolution of Facebook (and the evolution of people complaining).
You all are fantastic. Thanks for following and I can’t wait for what the future holds!