2012 — The Year in Review

So I couldn’t help but notice these swanky “year in review” posts that have been popping up in my reader.  Yeah, I badmouthed such things in my last post, but my cynical self is taking a nap right now, so it’s a fine time to indulge with a little fun and positivity.  Of course,  I’m a little late to the party with the posting here, but such is the way of my life.  Anyway, I’m tremendously happy with how things went with RoP in 2012, and I’m excited to get the ball rolling this year.  Onward and upward!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


  1. Happy New Year! I thought the reports were fun. I think what surprises me the most are the search terms that come up to lead people to my blog. And while I do check my stats on a regular basis, some search word terms people key into sites like Google make me scratch my head or are just downright weird to scary. Strange how certain search terms can lead people to find you on the big wide web.


    • I’ll often see at least a few terms relating to posts that I completely forgot I had written! It certainly is eye-opening sometimes to see just how people reach you. With the review, it’s nice to see all the high points from the past year — and it’s nice being able to see how well others are doing.

      Happy 2013 to you also, and happy blogging!


  2. I’m the top commenter here! Yay! I like those reports. They’re fun. The top things people searched for when they found my blog was “super paper mario”. And yet I don’t seem to get many views on any posts related to that. On a slightly related and slightly unrelated note, for a while, I also got people searching for “(insert name of video game character) in diapers”. That was rather disturbing. I hope they at least were thinking of the characters as babies and not as fully grown adults wearing diapers. Eww…. Anyway, good luck on this new year of blogging.


    • Thanks, and I hope you have a great 2013 blog-wise as well!

      I haven’t gotten many disturbing or strange search terms; however, I have gotten a few in Russian. It’s a little strange to say the least — outside of Zangief of Street Fighter, I don’t know any Russians! I never could have predicted that my Pokemon post would have been so popular, especially since it isn’t specifically about Pokemon. But the Internet is a funny place sometimes.


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