2012 in review

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.

This is more flattering than 2011’s annual report, which compared Corner Case’s readership to the capacity of a streetcar, though I shouldn’t delude myself: the bulk of my traffic is due to the single post Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape whose title is both a cheeky parody of Search Engine Optimization and a disappointingly effective example of the same. Joking aside, even writing for an audience in the double digits, some of whom may not be your personal friends, is a great discipline. After awhile you get in the habit of dividing each thought that enters your head into one of two categories: Those That Other People Might Find Interesting and Those That Other People Definitely Would Not Find Interesting at All. The practice is both instructive and humbling.

Click here to see the complete report.

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