It Was A Very Good Year

3 Feb

Due to events out of my control – namely, a trip to Cancun and the start of school – I never got around to analyzing my year-end fireworks show and review. As Frank Sinatra sang, it was a very good year.Frank Sinatra September

It was also a very interesting year because only one of the top five posts was written in 2013.

Into the Sunset (April 2013) is the one that got Freshly Pressed. If you ever wondered what happened to the cowboy after he rode into the sunset, then you may want to check it out.

Movie Wisdom – Burt Reynolds Edition (May 2012) is the first in a series of posts about bits of wisdom to be found in movie dialogue. You would be surprised at how many people want to know what Burt Reynolds had to say. That is especially true for one line in Smokey and the Bandit.

Listeria – Gunslingers Edition (November 2012) is exactly what the title says – a list of the great gunfighters of the West. It probably gets attention because of all the names tagged in it. However, the best part can be found in the comments. Somebody wanted me to know that I had the death date of Jesse James wrong. He faked his death and lived to be an old man.

Listeria – Western Actors Edition (October 2012) is also what the title says – a list of the great actors known for the Western genre. It also gets attention because of the names that are tagged. Check it out. If you can think of something who should be on the list, then let me know.

The Problem With Gas Pumps (November 2011) is one of the first posts I ever wrote. For a long time, it dominated the stats of the blog. For a while, it was like everyone was searching for gas, gas pumps, gasoline pumps or pictures of gas pumps. Its rule over the SBI world has faded, but it will definitely be the first inductee into my personal Blogging Hall of Fame.

The annual report also lists the top commenters of 2013. Feedback is important, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read and comment. These are the ones who commented the most.

Dying Note has been commenting on this blog almost as long as there has been a blog.

Marilyn over at Serendipity is someone I always like to hear from.

Manu Kurup is a frequent commenter and great blogger.

Front Range Scribbles posts great comments and has introduced new music to an old music lover like me.

My Favorite Westerns is a great place to go to learn about that movie genre, but a lot of great comments about other subjects also come from there.

Oh, you might like to know the top search terms for 2013. I wonder who many blogs have Johnny Ringo and Porno as the top two search terms. If you find one, then let me know. I would like to read it.

5 Responses to “It Was A Very Good Year”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 3, 2014 at 22:11 #

    😛 I too have a magic post. I tossed if off in about five minutes during a commercial break in the 2012 premier episode of “Criminal Minds.” It got more than 10,000 hits before it finally faded into the sunset. I never realize the show was that popular! I don’t think I’ll ever top that one …

    If only I could write another stupid post that would get 10,000 hits! I’ll have to check out some of your personal favorites. Maybe I should figure out what my favorites are. I can’t remember most of what I wrote. Brain like swiss cheese.

    • Rick February 3, 2014 at 22:46 #

      The gas pump post took over like kudzu. It was crazy.

      • Marilyn Armstrong February 3, 2014 at 23:00 #

        I could always tell when the show was playing — and in which country. I once got 1400 hits in less than an hour when it premiered in England. Kudzu. Good analogy.

  2. jcalberta February 5, 2014 at 05:48 #

    Your are very kind my friend. Thank you.
    Hope you have another great year.
    Just gotta get outta this winter.

    • Rick February 5, 2014 at 13:48 #

      Before too long, the flowers will be blooming. You are welcome.

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