Last Tuesday, November 27th, was officially my one year blogging anniversary. I decided to mix things up a bit by creating a different blog every day. Day 1 was Lazy Eye Lawn And Gardening, Day 2 was The Lazy Eye Spice Rack, Day 3 was The Lazy Eye Puppet Theater and Day 4 was The Lazy Eye Whittlin Block. I probably alienated the four people who read my blog every other week in the process, but I have to say it was fun as hell.
Blogging is a pretty incredible thing. Multiple conversations with dozens of people I wouldn't know if I passed them on the street. My wife still doesn't understand it, or necessarily like it. She rolls her eyes when I get excited about a post or laughs at me when I'm convinced that everyone is conspiring against Lazy Eye and holding a quiet boycott. Really, there's no difference between the feelings I have blogging and the feelings I have as a creative in an advertising agency. As a creative, I am inherently broken. A misfit in the land of misfit toys. So it's always good to throw me in the middle of situations that can promote feelings of paranoia and neglect. But I try to act like it doesn't effect me when the truth is my moods go as my traffic goes. I'm high when people are reading and commenting, and down in the dumps when I hear the crickets. Like I've said in the past, I'm needy.
But anyways, I've hit what seem like milestones to me in my first year and I would like to give them their props.
According to Statcounter I've had 38,000 unique visitors this year. Most of them probably looking for Hot Chicks With A Lazy Eye which I found pops up in Google Search while looking for Lazy Eye Theatre. And I've had about 9,000 returning visitors for the year, which means that whoever is looking for Hot Chicks With A Lazy Eye continues to come back every hour hoping that I will start writing about them very soon.
I have hosted two Blog-a-Thons. The John Carpenter Blog-a-Thon and the Bizarro Blog-a-Thon. I was very happy with the results of both and have been asked that I make the Bizarro Blog-a-Thon an annual event which I believe I will.
I have participated in 22 Blog-a-Thons this year with multiple posts in several of them. I think my favorite post is still my first and that is for Lucas' 100 films Lovesick Blog-a-Thon titled Damn You John Hughes.
I have officially made myself the keeper of all Blog-a-Thons right alongside Edward Copeland and filmsquish.
I have been tagged five times with a Meme. Once with Burbanks Blogophone which I think I single-handedly drove into the ground. Twice with the 8 Things Meme by My New Plaid Pants and Culture Snob. The posts are here and here. And I was honored to be tagged not once but twice with the Thinking Bloggers Award by Damian at Windmills Of My Mind and J.D. at Joe's Movie Corner.
And I attempted to start a Meme of my own which received the participation of The Rec, Final Girl and Burbanked, but then died a most horrible death.
In addition, I have had the honor to post on Edward Copeland On Film while he needed some help and just recently I was a guest blogger for Nathanial at Film Experience while he was away.
I would like to give some special shout outs to Ray at The Rec, Jim at Moviezzz, Adam at DVD Panache (love the new title visual by the way), Damian at Windmills Of My Mind and Joseph B at itsamadmadblog2 for making me feel all nice and welcome with their traffic and comments when I began all this.
And extra special thanks to Nathanial at Film Experience for his most helpful advice to help me along my way.
Thanks to everyone for your opinions, your support and of course your comments.
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