One Year of Tinfoil

enormous-books Meanwhile, in the halls of Nerd Research

It’s a time of celebration, dear readers! This week (October 11th) heralds the one year anniversary of Fashionable Tinfoil Accessories. That’s 104 posts of analysis, complaining, mooning, and crazy conspiracy theories about culture high and low(and if that seems daunting, don’t worry – I have a list of every post on this blog sorted by subject matter). And what a year it’s been! This blog got nominated for the Liebster Award, was featured on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed spotlight, and received the nod of approval from actor and all around cool dude Shannon McCormick.

We’ve (the blog and I, because why not start affording it a dangerous amount of sentience now) also been blessed with an amazing and thoughtful readership. I’m thankful to each and every one of you: for agreeing, for disagreeing, for bringing cool suggestions and new information I might not’ve seen otherwise. I feel unbelievably lucky – here’s to another year and beyond!

accomplishment
I still feel like I’ve performed some manner of mass hypnosis
Now to gleefully return to blathering for your infotainment

So, how about some stats?

Top Five Most Read Posts

  1. Family Won’t Let You Fall – Frozen and Queer Storytelling
  2. They Fought Aliens and Fell in Love: Why Samurai Flamenco is Important
  3. Love and the Apocalypse: Asuka, Kaworu, and Gendered Expectations in Romance
  4. Shinji Ikari Must Die (But Not for the Reason You’re Probably Thinking)
  5. Do This, Not That (Dreamworks Edition): The Sequel Thing

 

Total Followers

923

 

Annual View Count

22,000

 

Most Readers by Country

  1. United States (by, like, a HUGE margin – is there something flamingly American about how I write? I’m honestly curious)
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. Australia
  5. Italy (hi, second home of Lupin III!)

 

Most Popular Search Terms

(Putting aside the ones my metrics don’t record)

“outlaw star hot springs” (I…assume this has to do with that one time I vaguely referenced that episode, despite not discussing it at all?)

“storytelling frozen”

“samurai flamenco gay” (And many version thereof – I’ll take that happily)

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2 comments on “One Year of Tinfoil

  1. Artemis says:

    Congratulations!! I’m really happy to see one of my favourite blogs pass its 1-year mark – here’s hoping to many more. 🙂

    About the most readers by country stat, my blog’s the same way; America is waaay ahead of any other nation there. And I’m from New Zealand, so if anything, I’d say I use British English a lot more than American English. Then again, maybe this stat is all but inevitable – America is the largest English-speaking country by population in the world, and by a generous margin at that.

    • Vrai says:

      Aw shucks, I’m blushing over here!
      I imagine you’re right about Americans just having more people to spend time reading blogs. Though I nonetheless find myself longing for a funnier or more anecdotal explanation (I AM pretty sure my Lupin posts are responsible for the Italian readership).

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