calgarymusicals.com 2012 in review – just the facts, ma’am
I had every intention of doing a year-end review for my blog, both statistical and personal, but the holidays (and a back injury that kept me from my computer) got the best of me. As usual, WordPress has done the hard work, so in case you’re interested, here are the highlights for calgarymusicals.com’s first year in operation, which indicate the most popular posts, referrers, searches, and such. I have to admit, that as much as I’m interested in how MOST people find me, I’m equally interested in and amused by the quirky ways that land people at calgarymusicals.com, when they are obviously looking for something else (it’s all about the words, folks). Some of my favourites were:
Will we have a white christmas 2012 in calgary, alberta (an easy one to figure out – Storybook did White Christmas in December and I mentioned it in a few posts)
calgary movie theatres mother f***** (yes, I do use the words Calgary, movie and theatre a lot, and I mentioned my mother in my Museo review, and no doubt other peoples’ mothers in other posts … but I’ll bet the clincher was a reference to a song from Evil Dead)
James Noonan steel clamps (James was in Guys and Dolls and Frankenstein – and, as I discovered in talking to him afterwards, sells clamps to pay for his theatre habit. Apparently they were looking for THAT James Noonan, as were the people (or the same person) looking for Light-Resin Transfer Molding and Mold Construction and Part Processing)
5 firms that kicked ass in 2012 december 27, 2012 (google must have been challenged here, but I see I used that term in my post about Broadway Rocks!, and have used the word “kick” and the letter combination “ass” half-a-dozen times each. I’m guessing that in addition to the numbers, it was my posts on the Grassfires that destroyed Bill Brown’s sets, Assassins and Corner Gassed 2, that got me on this list)
just want to get laid classifieds in calgary (related to two Fringe plays reviewed here – honest!)
Musical theatre snobbery (a few here as well, but mostly from my Corner Gassed 2 post – guilty, as charged)
I am proud to say that anyone looking for any musical in Calgary (and lots of other places) will probably find me on page 1 on a google search, which is either a measure of success or a measure of how few people are writing (or care?) about musicals in Calgary . I am also proud to say, that even though I don’t (yet) have a lot of followers, I’ve had lots of views (now running 50-100 per day on average), which certainly means a lot more people know about me, and Calgary musicals, than they did before – the primary purposes for this blog. I’m hoping all of you who have found my blog, by accident or on purpose, have found it useful.
I’ll do my personal year 1/2012 retrospective and forward-looking article when things quiet down a bit on the musical theatre scene in February, unless I find a break in the action later this month.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. calgarymusicals.com had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals