This was my blog’s most successful year in every possible respect. Let’s take a moment to review some of the highlights. I took most of those from my WordPress stats and annual report, generated automatically by Jetpack.
- In 2011, this blog had more visitors, more blog posts, more guest posts, more incoming links and web searches, and more comments than ever before.
- Its busiest day ever was on September 17, 2011.
- The most popular post was the entry in A Burner Lexicon on Playasexual. The popular blog chross linked to this entry on that busy day. A Burner Lexicon will continue in 2012.
- Runners-up for most viewed post include two entries from my series on bargain sex toys, 5 Kinky Toys from the Dollar Store and 5 Kinky Toys from the Office Supply Store. The latter is also the most commented post of the year. 5 Kinky Toys continues soon, with a recent visit to a hobby store.
- I posted more sex toy reviews than ever in 2011. If you missed it, check out my favorite sex toys of 2011.
- This site is still one of the Internet’s foremost authorities on shirtcocking, based on a 2010 Lexicon post. This is the search term which most often sends traffic to my site.
- But other popular searches include dollar store sex toys, vampire gloves, and clit clamp, all of which refer to posts made last year.
- In 2011, I finished The Ethical Slut Read-Along and the Polyamorous Guide to OKCupid.
- e[lust], which regularly collects the best in online writing on human sexuality, honored two posts as among the best posts of an issue: 5 Kinky Toys from the Dollar Store and a guest post, A Feminist Defense of Consensual Nonconsent.
- My Twitter following has grown by hundreds since I began attending and reporting on Occupy events as a citizen journalist. The most popular post on this topic was 3 Reasons Burners Should Join Occupy Wall Street.
Thanks for reading my site over the last year. Remember: the site is always open to comments, even anonymous ones. I am constantly looking for guest bloggers to submit guest posts on any topic of interest to my readers. You can also send questions, which I will continue to answer most Saturdays.
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