WordPress sent me the 2013 blog report, and that got me thinking about Longbox Review stats.
Wow, the blog certainly had a banner year. I had nearly 6000 visits, which is up by over 2000 from the previous year. June saw the most hits out of the year, with June 4 being the busiest day.
Out of the 173 posts I made in 2013, only two of those (#3 & #5) made it into my top five:
- A Review of mycomicshop.com
- A Review of Discount Comic Book Service
- A Review of Midtown Comics
- A Review of Fearless Readers Online
- Snapshot … Robin Costumes
I’m surprised about the Robin Costumes post, but maybe there are more Robin fans out there than I thought, and that pleases me very much.
Finally, people in 74 different countries have visited the blog, with these as the top five:
- United Kingdom
I was pleasantly surprised to see folks from Germany were visiting, so willkommen!
While the blog was where I started my public display of affection for comics, the podcast is my main focus these days. 2013 was the year that I switched podcast hosts (from Podbean to LibSyn), which I did halfway through the year. So, the total downloads were over 7000 for the year, with September seeing the most traffic. The top five episodes since I did the switch are
I’m surprised that #2 & #5 are in the top five. You just never know what people will like.
Out of the 27 countries (since I switched to LibSyn anyway) where someone has downloaded an episode, here are the top five:
- United Kingdom
In March, 2013, I branched out into doing videos on YouTube–reviews, questions of the day, and other videos. I found that the YouTube comic book community is very welcoming and supportive. Of the 67 videos I posted in 2013, here are my top five most watched:
- Comic Cave
- New Comics Order: July 2013
- Comic Book Memories
- Question of the Day: How Many Issues?
- Question of the Day: What would you do if you lost your comic book collection?
All in all, I had a great year in 2013. Of course, none of the above would be possible without the comics that I read throughout the year. I bought nearly 1000 titles, which averaged out to be about 81 titles per month and 18 titles per week (with the week of February 20 having the most comics in a week at 34 titles). I read a few stinkers, some mediocre books, but there were also a lot of really great comic books published in 2013. I’m so excited to see what 2014 will offer us.
I want to thank every reader, every listener, and every viewer that has consumed something branded as Longbox Review. I appreciate your support, and I look forward to interacting with you in 2014.