Fandom Lenses

Life as viewed through silliness, Fandom as seen through Reality

2012 in review: Me and Fandom Lenses

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As usual I’m not actually having a Cof o’ Cuppee (or a marnagrita, for that matter), but rather Hot Cocoa. Hope that doesn’t void any warranty that might be remaining on a 13-year-old mug.

My 2012 in a nutshell: exactly three things went as I expected. I’m still married, one year closer to finished with school, and I got promoted at work. Pretty much everything else, good and ill, I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years. (exhibit A: Fandom Lenses, in its blog, tumblr, and twitter forms.)

My resolutions are as follows: Eat Cleanly (45 lbs can’t be wrong), Move daily (ditto), focus on the present moment (via meditation and other means), do good work (in whatever form is called for in the moment), and connect with old and new friends. The attentive reader will notice a complete lack of what one might call “goals”. There’s a reason for this.

Specifically honing in on Fandom Lenses, I hope to achieve exactly 1 thing: If i still enjoy this website and the community that I’m attempting to build up around it, I’ll keep working on it. If I don’t, I won’t. Quite simple, really.

Last but not least, below are some stats about the Fandom Lenses stats, so much as they are. The big takeaway: A LOT of People read “Gazpacho, Grief, and Gratitude“. I suppose I should write primal scream essays more often in order to attain Popular Website Success, but I seriously doubt I’ll ever top that. I kinda hope not, anyway. 🙂 Anyway, if you care, here are my stats for 2012.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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