ReWind: January

Mettel Ray

January

The first month of 2013 was a blast, I had fun writing, I had fun seeing the stats sky-rocket and then came the end of the month and everything came crumbling down. My motivation, the views (I think the second affected the first) but despite of a slow end, I had a best January a blogger can wish for!

Numbers: 158,000+ all time views, 18,528 views, 598 average per day,  22 posts

New Records: Best monthly views, best daily views (1,034), best daily average

Movies I saw: Argo, Killer Joe, Driving Miss Daisy, Hotel Transylvania, Silver Linings Playbook (x2), Amour, Bachelorette, Life of Pi, Here Comes the Boom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, War Witch

Summary: I was extremely surprised by the high view rates this month and I literally jumped up and down during the days the views came in like crazy – all thanks to a single image. January was breaking almost every record (I think it did actually broke EVERY record I had) and writing 22 posts is an achievement of great blogging that nobody can argue with. Plus, I myself saw A LOT of movies this month, all of them new to me and many from the Best Picture nomination list which I plan to finish before the Oscars. Also still keeping up with many series and watching new ones as if I don’t have other things to do with my life. Just kidding, I don’t have anything else to do except to blog until things clear up for the future but until then, I’ll keep blogging.

What I was proud of: Getting a 1,000+ views two days in a row!

What I was mad about: That the views went down and I didn’t manage to read other blogs as much as I wanted and planned to. Plus, my average per day was 600+ before the slow last weak and I’m sad that it didn’t stay that high.

What’s gonna happen in February: Well, the month of “love” is never my thing, sometimes I think it’s because my birthday is two days before Valentine’s Day and it kind of over shadows the fact that I’m getting older. But I do have a birthday surprise and a “romance” post ideas lined up.

Mission for next month: To keep posting good quality posts and amp up my game.

This month’s highlight: I have to say my post about reasons why I love to blog.

Movie of the month: Silver Linings Playbook

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  • Reply
    Ryan
    February 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Congrats on the great month! It’s always nice to see the views going up.

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      mettelray
      February 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      And then suffer when they go down! 😀

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        Ryan
        February 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        lol you got that right!

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    sati
    February 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Google images stopped taking people to the sites images are being posted so we all got screwed a little bit 🙂 That’s why the views stats suffered.

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      mettelray
      February 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      It seems that they do it right after I got my 1,000 views as a punishment or something. 😀

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    Stevee
    February 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Looks like you had a fantastic month to kick off the year! That whole new Google Images hasn’t really hurt me for some reason (I still have stable views), which is strange, because I barely ever post now! There’s some other trickery involved…

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      mettelray
      February 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      Mine went from average 600 to 200 in just a day. :/

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        Stevee
        February 4, 2013 at 6:49 AM

        Shit, that’s not great. Mind you – at least you know they’re genuine page views!

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          mettelray
          February 4, 2013 at 8:43 AM

          Yeah, and it’s still better than a year ago. 😀

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