Celebrating 10 years of this blog existing. Well, technically it started over at http://ohhhh.blogspot.com/, but I moved to http://ClintJCL.wordpress.com/ within the first 2 years, because WordPress is soooooo much better than blogspot — and doesn’t make people with 10 year old google accounts have to fill out CAPTCHAs to comment, like some kind of common criminal.

Anyway, I thought I’d share some stats on this blog. More for me than anyone else.

In 10 years, I have created 4,138 posts. 3

3,775 are published, 9 are drafts, and 354 are still unpublished — dated in the future. Including a post that won’t appear until my 100th birthday, regardless of whether I am dead or alive. (That post quotes a letter my grandad wrote to me the day I was born, so it will end up being a blog post with a contributor born a good 150 years prior.)

There have been 14,427 comments (though thousands have been removed)… so about 3.8 per post on average. It feels like 0, though, as alot of those are old, or concentrated amongst controvertial posts. The average post really gets 0 comments, despite this 3.8 average. Of course, 515 of these were left by me on my own posts. I only get 4 comments per month according to recent stats.
Meanwhile, **340,555** spam comments have been stopped by the akismet service. FUCK blog spammers. 1 in every 25 comments is real.

I’ve had 1,122,615 views in all time, so well over 100,000 a year, well over 9000 a month, well over 300 a day (a record of 3146 in a day). But the problem is, it’s misleading, as my blog was much more popular when it was almost all politics instead of almost all movie reviews. These averages are declining. I’m actually only getting over 1000 a month, not 9000 a month. Damn google for lowering my pagerank!

I do have 158 followers on wordpress (and 50 on my tumblr export), but how many actually use that?

Most people get to my blog via google search or google image search or bing or yahoo or ask.com (mostly fecalphiliacs) or… AOL. Also a lot from Flickr, Reddit, and even 3900 coming straight to my blog from Wikipedia, 1000 from tvtropes.com.

The 2 best pranks I’ve pulled:

1) Capturing the result for “drunk teens shitting”, negating each word into “sober grannies eating”, and posting pictures of old ladies eating soup on the page that all the fecalphiliacs looking for drunk teens shitting kept landing on. Eventually, someone commented: “Your petulance is duly noted”. Greatness.

2) Finding out someone was hotlinking one of my images on a french article, and replacing it with an image of a beret-wearing frog with a french-style musctache smoking a cigar in front of a bottle of wine, with an eiffel tower in the background. Basically, the most offensive anti-french image ever, and we tricked a french blog into using it on an article. They discovered this, thought it was funny, and left it. Good sports. Glad they notice.

The site to receive the most outgoing clicks from me? Flickr, for a variety of various links over the year. The one single largest outgling link? http:://tenthdimension.com/flash.php — I’ve flat out made that author money by linking to his excellent video explaining how there are 10 dimensions. He sells a book about it, and you can bet one of the 10,000 people I sent his way bought it. My link to the rdos.net asperger’s test is also used a lot.

Indeed, the top search terms of all time to lead people to my blog over the last 10 years is kind of weird:
12,157: shitting
11,262: garfield
9,770: james hetfield
8,922: celtic frost
7,174: nuclear bomb
6,860: disgusting
6,005: gun
4,496: raccoon
4,363: cartoon porn
4,260: family guy sex
4,116: v for vendetta
3,992: frost
3,876: tumor
3,253: router
3,095: celtic
2,950: angela garbarino
2,785: pubic hair
2,694: salvatore rivieri
2,668: teens shitting
2,479: drunk teens
2,467: vlc post processing
2,444: futurama season 7
2,344: smoking pot
2,306: pics of 911 plane hitting pentagon
1,948: shitting teens
1,883: jessica rabbit
1,869: real peter griffin
1,831: tara charendoff
1,814: carnivore
1,792: mcdouble vs double cheeseburger
1,792: fiona loewi
1,788: guy fawkes mask
1,720: safari vs firefox
1,663: 10 dimensions
1,638: linda carter
1,620: self bondage
1,606: party
1,600: carnivore band
1,594: dumb and dumber cartoon
1,550: family guy
1,546: teen shitting
1,533: firefox vs safari
1,526: h bomb
1,466: family guy porn
1,329: v for vendetta mask
1,321: the motherfucking flash
1,319: drunk driving permits
1,283: racism in alabama
1,259: executions
1,186: zlad
1,173: valerie mahaffey
1,170: type o negative
1,153: alabama racism
1,074: untooned
1,056: goliath gargoyles
1,030: assateague island
1,023: judge willie adams
1,011: pimp your pictures
1,006: abscess
1,004: chatty cathy
{other results snipped}
646: clint

So that’s about all I can think of. Thanks for reading.Mood: fwee
Music: Anacrusis – Frigid Bitch (2nd demo)