1 Year Blogiversary!

365 Days
209 Posts
17,000 Views
155 Followers

I can’t believe it’s been a year since my first post (and the 5th most viewed). Blogging has been an interesting experience, though I now completely understand why there are teams of people contributing to one blog, sharing ideas and responsibilities.

But I’m glad I’ve opened this blog. Having somewhere for my reviews should Goodreads, Leafmarks, Librarything, and to a lesser extent, Booklikes disappear overnight gives me some small comfort. Here, I control what’s posted and what isn’t. I’m my own censor. And if I feel a review will be problematic on one of those platforms I can always post it here. I like having that safety net.

Top 10 Posts

  1. Leafmarks – the Goodreads replacement?
  2. War Declared: Goodreads vs. BookLikes, Or how Goliath beats on David
  3. Latest Censorship News: Goodreads Can’t Take Criticism, Badly Behaved Social Network?
  4. YOUR Goodreads Reviews are Promoting PORN and BOOK PIRACY
  5. Summary of GR’s New Censorship Policy
  6. Goodreads Deletes Power Users, Leafmarks Benefits
  7. Badly Behaving Social Network Breaks Own Cardinal Rule: NEVER Delete a Book
  8. Breeding Between the Lines: Why Interracial People Are Healthier and More Attractive by Alon Ziv
  9. Access Reviews from ‘The Great Goodreads Censorship Debacle’ Here
  10. What Goodreads Meant to Me

Leafmarks is an insanely popular topic, its posts viewed thousands of times, and hundreds then clicking through to the site itself.

Posts critical of Goodreads have also been popular. It’s been just over a year since the censorship policy controversy which I covered in detail, as well as their subsequent questionable actions.

LonCon3 #6: Generation Starship – Would you sign up? is the most viewed LonCon post.

Top 5 Reviews

  1. Breeding Between the Lines: Why Interracial People Are Healthier and More Attractive by Alon Ziv
  2. OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader
  3. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
  4. In Rude Health: The funniest and most explicit stories from the NHS by Robbie Guillory
  5. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

The most popular search terms on my blog surround Leafmarks and Booklikes, also some variation of ‘are interracial babies healthier’, and strangely bestiality, introversion, Asperger’s, porn and the best twincest. A favourite was ‘gay bestiality’ – I’m not aware of any but I’m sure any stories that include this theme would be very interesting.

Comments about my posts are usually left on my Booklikes account but shocked outrage meant  Latest Censorship News: Goodreads Can’t Take Criticism, Badly Behaved Social Network? is the most commented on post here on WordPress.

Top 5 Countries

  1. United States (58%)
  2. United Kingdom (9%)
  3. Canada (6%)
  4. Australia (4%)
  5. Germany (2%)

I’m amazed that so many people from the world’s countries have visited my blog. Even from some of the tiniest. But it also highlighted that no one from China and Kazakhstan, fairly large countries, has seen fit to visit my miniscule corner of the internet. *pouts*

It was no surprise to me to learn that most come to my blog via Google and Booklikes, but Twitter and Facebook were since I don’t have an FB page and I only joined Twitter about a month ago (@amyorames), so thank you, everyone, for finding my posts worthy of sharing with others!

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