A week or two back, I was reading a complaint about how I was “constantly” going on about sexual harassment and sexism and so on. I checked the blog archives and found that out of just over 1000 blog posts, there are 18 tagged “sexual harassment,” and 14 tagged “sexism.” That’s a whopping 3% of the blog. (Compare that to the 50 blog posts tagged “LEGO.”)
However, when I pull up the most popular blog posts — the posts from 2013 that attracted the most traffic — those 3% take up most of the top spots for the year. Interesting.
- Sexual Harassment Conversations in Comic Form. I’m very happy with how this comic has spread.
- Group Cover Pose Reveal. Honestly, I’m surprised this didn’t make #1. Me, Scalzi, Rothfuss, Stross, and Kowal, and we lost out to stick figures? Oh, the shame.
- How to Report Sexual Harassment, by Elise Matthesen. I believe this is the first time I’ve had a guest post earn one of the top spots for the year. Thanks again to Elise for speaking up.
- Roundup of Some “Anonymous Protesters” (SFWA Bulletin Links). Three different SFWA-related posts on the list. Interesting.
- One Consequence of Creeping.
- Fake Writer Girls.
- Racist Takes Dump in SFWA Twitter Stream: News at 11.
- SFWA Presidential Election Thoughts.
- What is Rape Culture?
- Cover Art – So Where’s the Problem?
- 2012 Writing Income. I’ve got to start getting the 2013 update put together soon.
Google Analytics says I had 263K unique visitors this year, which means … heck if I know. Especially with the blog content distributed to LiveJournal, Goodreads, RSS feeds, and more. Social media is such a broadly distributed thing these days. Very different from when I first started blogging at http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Library/4119/ (I don’t know how to feel about the fact that I still remember my Geocities web address.)
But I’m still enjoying it, and that means the blog will continue for the foreseeable future. Which I’m sure comes as a TREMENDOUS relief to all of you!