Most people will agree that 2016 was a terrible year. Not only did a plethora of talented performers pass away in the last twelve months, but it has also come to my attention that the lazy sods at WordPress aren’t compiling an annual report of blog stats like they usually do. In case you are curious, my 2015 figures can be located by clicking here.
I pay the sloths at WordPress good money for a domain name, so the least they could do is furnish me with some website metrics to boost my ego. Oh well, I guess it falls upon me to brave a New Year cider fuelled hangover and manually collate statistics for your amusement. Ouch, my aching skull. I thought apples were supposed to be good for you?
◙ Views: For the first time since 2013, my site has failed to beat the previous year’s view count. Anime and video game reviews, for a brief period, suffered a dip in hits so I decided to expand the scope of the site to include movie coverage. In 2015 The Otaku Judge received close to 23,000 views, whilst 2016 amassed a less respectable 20,500 hits. On the plus side my articles received a record number of likes and comments. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave feedback and witty remarks on my work.
◙ Top Attractions: The reviews of Demon Master Chris and Armored Warrior Iris continue to be my most read posts in 2016. Clearly if I want to bolster my site’s popularity I should cover more Hentai games. Sex sells as they say! Those reviews are a couple of years old though. In terms of stuff I wrote in 2016, my most read reviews are :-
Look at what came first and third. I’ll say it again, sex sells. Who knew that my followers were such a randy bunch?
◙ Where did they come from: Most of my readers hail from the United States, with the United Kingdom and Canada following in second and third place respectively. Other countries that frequently visit the site include Germany, Australia, France, Philippines, Brazil, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Russia.
◙ Who are they: The following folks have the honour of being my most active commenters :-
1. Aether: After conquering Dark Souls he has now set his sights on Higurashi.
2. Krystallina: A manga reviewer who always has an eye out for bargains.
3. MIB: An eloquent critic of anime, wrestling and artsy foreign films.
4. Denny Sinnoh: The Pokémon naming master who loves kimonos and idols.
5. Rocco B: A fellow connoisseur of video games and anime.
Thanks for the support guys. Stay tuned for more content in 2017… once I have a lie down in a quiet room. New year’s resolution – don’t drink so much booze.