Thought I’d spend the next week or so looking back at some highlights of 2011 on the blog, for different categories. I’ll start with a look at this year’s top ten most-viewed posts. Information via Piwik; while I only have Piwik data for the second half of the year (versus the generic statistic info from my webhost account from the first half of 2011), website traffic didn’t really take off until then. Thus, I think all the winners here will have been from the second half of 2011 anyway. Here goes:
- Catwoman, Starfire, and the DCNU reboot. By far the most frequently-visited post of the year. Starfire, of course, was rebooted with the rest of DC Comics’ line this fall, but unfortunately got turned into an out-of-character sex-crazed maniac in the process. Catwoman didn’t fare that well in her first issue, either (thanks to a badly-drawn, icky sex scene with Batman). Lots of criticism of both characters’ treatment by others online, of course.
- My review of Xubuntu 11.10. Coming in at less than half of #1’s posts, but still popular, is my review of Oneiric Ocelot.
- Linux Mint XFCE (201104) vs. Xubuntu 10.10. Despite this comparison of Xfce distros being somewhat dated, it still gets a fair number of viewers.
- Halloween specials: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” My remarks on the most popular animated Halloween TV special.
- Xubuntu 11.10’s changes. My two cents on 11.10’s changes over 11.04.
- Xubuntu 11.10 post-installation guide. What the title says… an update of/more Xfce-specific version of my older Ubuntu guide.
- Comic review: Superman #1. My review of the George Perez-written first issue of the rebooted Superman title.
- Cartoon collectibles: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Photos of my former giant Rudolph stuffed toy.
- Halloween specials: Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. A post on Garfield’s Halloween special, which hasn’t aired on TV in years but clearly has plenty of people who fondly remember it.
- “The Looney Tunes Show” review: “Casa de Calma.” The best episode to date of TLTS is also the most-viewed of my reviews of this new Looney Tunes series.
Out of the top ten, that makes four posts each for Linux and animation, and two for comics.
While I’m at it, I’ll also throw in where the people who visit this blog are coming from (via Piwik generating a nice pie chart):
For percentages in the above graph:
- US 70%
- UK 5%
- Canada 3%
- Australia 2%
- Unknown 2%
- Others: 19%
A third of my readers (or spambots, or whoever) are from outside the US. Welcome!