some interesting blog stats

I was curious as to which blog posts of mine got the most views, and I have to admit to being both surprised and pleased at what was in the top ten:


Okay, the home page would, of course, have the top spot, because duh.

But #2 — and it isn’t even close, as it has over 600 more views than #3 — is my piece on toxic masculinity and Carol Danvers. I honestly didn’t realize this got so much play, making me think I should pay attention to stats more often.

#3 is even less of a surprise. I’ve been reviewing new Star Trek (Discovery, Short Treks, Picard) for, but the site doesn’t have an index page for all the reviews, so I created one. I’m not surprised that it gets lots of hits….

Next is my rant on The Matrix, a film I despise with the fiery passion of a thousand white-hot suns, and two decades later, I still don’t understand what the big deal is about that overrated nonsense. Given how many people love the film, I’m not surprised that the rant has gotten play.

Then we have #5, which warms my heart tremendously: my tribute to the late Shuseki Shihan William Oliver, the founder of my karate discipline.

And then #6 just confuses the heck out of me, as it’s just a link to the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. To be fair, if you just look at the last year, the number of views goes down to 27, but still…..

#7 & 8 are both fun rants, the former about a stupid article Jonathan Franzen wrote, the latter about a magnificent production of Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Rounding out the top ten, and the only other posts to have more than 500 views, are me waxing rhapsodic on the day of my wedding to Wrenn Simms and my eulogy for the late Harlan Ellison.


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