Happy 3rd Blogiversary To Me

It’s my blogiversary! And I baked you all a cake!

Okay, I lie – I Googled “Studio Ghibli cake“. I couldn’t bake a cake to save my life. Also, my blogiversary was actually on Thanksgiving… Close enough! And I say this every year but I really can’t believe I’ve done this blogging thing for three years now.

As my blogiversary is so close to the end of the year, I always do a little recap of my year so far. The holiday season always gets very busy so I’ve been taking a bit of a break but, up until November, I kept up with my “post once a day every weekday” schedule fairly well. This is actually post number 995 for me so I’m finally almost to 1,000 overall. I haven’t yet reached 1,000 followers like I know a lot of you have recently but that’s also getting close (I currently have 980. Hi all!).

I was very happy to start the year out with Studio Ghibli Month in January. I only managed to review Grave Of The Fireflies plus all the Hayao Miyazaki-directed films (except The Wind Rises… I will do that eventually!) but I’ll still work my way through the remainder of the Ghibli movies at some point. You can find links to all my Ghibli reviews HERE.

The project I didn’t manage was to watch & review as many John Carpenter movies as I could throughout the year (you can see from My Top Ten John Carpenter Movies list that I hadn’t yet seen some popular ones). Well, I’ve only managed to watch TWO & review a whopping NONE. I can say that both of them will be added into that Top Ten: one very high (I’d put it at number three) and one very low, so it may not stay in there after I watch some more. Maaaaybe I’ll make another attempt at that project in 2016. Maybe. πŸ˜‰

That leads me to the movies I’ve seen so far this year. You can see a very exciting list of EVERY SINGLE MOVIE I’ve seen in 2015, rated & ranked, HERE! Yeah, call me anal but it makes end-of-the-year lists very easy to put together. Here are my Top Five favorites I’ve seen at home & in the cinema so far:

Seen In The Cinema:

1. Mad Max: Fury Road – 9/10
2. Ex Machina – 8/10
3. It Follows – 8/10
4. Inside Out – 8.5/10
5. Suffragette – 8/10

Seen At Home:

1. Escape From New York – 8.5/10
2. Grave Of The Fireflies – 8/10
3. The Last Unicorn – 8/10
4. Escape From Alcatraz – 8/10
5. We Are The Best! – 8/10

I always like seeing which posts & pages get the most views. I don’t like how Worpress has changed Stats so that you can only see year by year instead of overall totals, which I’d find more interesting (maybe it’s different on a computer?). So above is a list of My Most Viewed Posts & Pages for 2015 only.

I’ve learned to accept the fact that my 2013 post of My Top Ten Shower & Bath Scenes In Movies will NEVER DIE. It’s always been & always will be number one. Thanks to the person who shared My Top Ten Body Horror Movies on Reddit (I know who you are! Thanks again! πŸ™‚ ), that post gave me the most views I’ve ever had in a single day. I’m glad that my review for Mad Max: Fury Road has done well, since that movie RULES and that post isn’t pervy in any way. As always, a lot of the most-viewed are due to something pervy (Odd Thomas has a girl, Addison Timlin, in barely-there knickers and Spring Breakers of course has a photo of a topless girl). Believe me, I’m far happier when non-pervy posts get a lot of views. I still find it funny that so many people search for that gnome from Project X

I LOVE GNOMES!!!! I still want one just like that angry little dude. A “fuck you” gnome! Anyway – As you can see, that’s one of My Top Search Terms:

These search terms are the same as usual and, yes, “Mr Peabody & Sherman porn” pops up a lot. Seriously – what’s wrong with people?? Is there really such a thing?! I promise that is NOT on my blog (just a simple review of that crappy kids’ movie HERE). Lucy Deakins, from my review of The Great Outdoors, is always a popular search term (although I’m a bigger fan of her movie The Boy Who Could Fly). 

I knew exactly which posts were responsible for each of these search terms other than “Elyes Gabel shirtless” so I had to search my blog to find he was in World War Z. Sorry – I had no idea who he was & don’t have any photos of him without a shirt! I looked him up & saw that he was Rakharo in Game Of Thrones. Then, as there are approximately 132 characters in each episode of Game Of Thrones, I had to look up Rakharo (he was one of Daenerys Targaryen’s Dothraki “Bloodriders”). Okay, then – here he is with bare arms in Game Of Thrones:

Oh, yeah – I’ve also read a lot of books this year (for me) and even managed to review a few. Here they are! I’ll try to review a couple more of these before the end of the year. Maaaaaaybe.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Horns by Joe Hill
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Martian by Andy Weir
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Revival by Stephen King
Florence & Giles by John Harding
The Gospel According To Drew Barrymore by Pippa Wright
The Shock Of The Fall by Nathan Filer
The Unlikely Pilgrimmage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Tank Girl by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin
Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin

Finally, thanks as always to everyone who stops by & “has a chat” with me in the comments. I love that! I didn’t really expect that when I started this blog but it’s the main reason why I still stick around. I’ve finally looked into these stats & see that they’re the top commenters based on the last 1,000 comments. It’s a weird way to do it & I wish WordPress would show more people but thanks to ALL of you, not just those below – everyone has popped up in these stats at some point. πŸ™‚

Hopefully I’ll see you all next year for a 4th blogiversary celebration! Maybe I’ll bake a real cake next time. πŸ™‚

78 thoughts on “Happy 3rd Blogiversary To Me

  1. HURRAH HOORAY!!! Congrats on writing for over three years. Your list of best movies you saw in theaters are among my favorites too. It is weird all the somewhat pervy search terms that people found via your site. Oh Yes, you got to read Tank Girl. It’s so much better then the movie(which I really like)

    • Thanks, Vern! πŸ™‚ lol – People are such pervs… I really enjoyed Tank Girl! I’ve not really read any comics or graphic novels (other than Watchmen) but hubby has had it sitting on a shelf for years so I thought “what the hell”. I’ve not seen the movie – only heard for years that it’s really bad!

  2. Wow, that’s a really impressive cake! Well done you for makβ€” oh.

    Yeah, I have nothing to say to fraudsters.

    …haha, no, but, in seriousness, well done on three years and attracting almost 1,000 perverts! I thought I was quite (shall we say) ‘broad minded’, but “Mr Peabody and Sherman porn” is a whole level of depravity I could never have imagined.

    • Ha! I will never bake a cake like that. Or even a really bad cake. I don’t bake! πŸ˜‰ Yes, I still scratch my head & go “what the HELL?” every time the Mr Peabody & Sherman porn search comes up. It’s probably a good 2 or 3 times a week! Clearly, it must exist. Yikes…

  3. Congratulations! You were one of the first people to drop by my blog when I started it a few years back. Well done on hitting the three year mark, that’s a fine achievement.

    • Thank you! And I’m glad I was one of your first visitors. πŸ™‚ Wish I had more time for reading blogs! It’s especially tough to do it this time of year but I love that so many people have kept doing this blogging thing, even if some have had to cut back on it a bit. πŸ™‚

  4. congrats C! Glad u made it this far! πŸ™‚

    does the last line of ur post mean that we shouldn’t expect any more posts until ur 4th year anniversary next year? πŸ™‚

    great post! seriously happy to be able to call u a blog friend!

    I think there must be a bug in ur stats because Eric doesn’t appear at the top 😦

    since u dont bake, I guess Mr. Mutant has u topped there too!!! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Mark! I’ve wanted to give up a few times but I realized that I don’t have to post every single week & can take breaks sometimes. Finding it less stressful now. It’s meant to just be fun. πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday! Your site is a staple of the community. I’m relatively a rookie, and you’re the vet. I’m sure you’ve inspired a lot of other writers too. Your site is so fun, and sure to put a smile on my face. I wish you all the best in the coming months! Oh, and totally funny bits about search engine terms. I notice the same thing on my site… minus the gnome πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you! Aww – I like the thought of my silly site putting a smile on anyone’s face. πŸ™‚ Hehe – I never thought that gnome would be so popular! People are strange…..

    • Thank you! I know – it’s amazing the weird shit that people look up! That Ghibli cake is indeed awesome. There were loads of awesome Ghibli cakes online. I want one. πŸ™‚

  6. Holy shit-clocks, you’re only 3 years old Miss Mutey?! Nice, and a very popular blog at that! Keep up the great work, yours is a blog I always love returning to. So much interesting stuffs to read here — and the Gnome giving the middle finger might just be the epitome of it. πŸ™‚

    Also, happy Bit-of-a-Dick Tuesday!

    • I’m mature for my age, though! πŸ˜‰ Fuck You Gnomes are the best. Hope you had a lovely Bit-of-a-Dick Tuesday! I’m waaaay behind on blog stuff. Not sure what kind of a day Saturdays are??

      • hmmm. . . fabulous question. Just fabuluthh. . . *flicks wrist in a very effeminate manner*

        1) Shit me Sideways Saturday
        2) Sexy/Sexual Saturday
        3) I’m-hungover-so-sue-me Saturday
        4) Sage Advice Saturday
        5) Saturday Saturday

      • Sexual Saturday is nice. I was gonna say Saucy Saturday. However, I gotta go with Shit Me Sideways Saturday. Might not be as much fun but sounds cooler. πŸ™‚

  7. Glad to know you’re continuing. You’ve got a great blog with a wealth of material. I always look forward to see what you’ve come up with in the various categories. I’ve discovered some new things, at least to me, thanks to you. Thanks for making the blogosphere a better and more entertaining place.

    • Aw – thank you! πŸ™‚ I’m always amazed when anyone actually looks at my various ramblings. I’m certainly no writer! But I do love to chat about the stuff that I like. I’ll probably be very sporadic until the holidays are through but hopefully I can get back into posting things and reading blogs a bit more again in the new year. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ I have really gone for it on the reading this year. Don’t think I’ll get a big pile of books for Christmas this year, though, so not sure what I’ll read next year. Hmm… Wish my tiny local library had more stuff!

      • It’s impressive! Hmmmm, well, I am sure you have some leftover books to devour first. When that’s over? Kindle. Trust me. I had no faith in them, I was so sketch, then I got one and I LOVE that thing. Can’t do without it.

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  9. Yay, congratulations! I love your blog, it’s so varied and always cheers me up on a down day. I’m looking forward to another year of your fabulous posts! πŸ™‚ x

  10. A very happy blogiversary! Three years is certainly an achievement. Don’t sell your writing ability short; your conversation-y-ness is what makes your blog so fun (and the lists).
    Not sure why you say you don’t quite have 1,000 followers; your blog always shows me that you have 2,610 followers. Either way, it’s more than mine! πŸ™‚

    • Lol! I suppose I do have a conversation-y-ness. πŸ™‚ Thank you! I really didn’t think I’d do it this long. Oh – my blog is linked to Twitter so it adds in the number of Twitter followers as well. Does make the numbers look much better! πŸ˜‰

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