Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Blogger's Thank You

On December 7th, the credits rolled on "A Very Glee Christmas," and I thought, "Well, there goes my readership until February.  Nobody's gonna stick around while Glee's on hiatus."

As it turns out, I could not have been more wrong.  January gave me the most hits I've ever had in a month, without a single new episode aired.  Three days into February had as many pageviews as the entire month of November.  And the most frequently searched term that leads to the site is "dr she bloggo" - people have even actually Googled the exact titles of things I've written.

It's insane.  I cannot sufficiently express my bewilderment, nor my gratitude.

I started this blog in March of 2010 and frankly I didn't even really know what I was going to do with it.  I just picked a ridiculous pun for a name and rolled with it.  The site attracted less than five pageviews a day - mostly friends, bless them.  Summer came, and I took a break out of sheer apathy.  But then I decided that when television started up again in the fall I would have another go at this blogging business, and really put in the effort.  So I blogged, sending my words into the Internet ether with little hope that people would read them. 

Then, on October 18th, everything changed.  You see, I wrote a little article on the Glee GQ cover.  My blog exploded that day, and I'm still scratching my head as to how it happened.  The piece got linked (and argued about, natch) on LiveJournal, and Facebook, and Tumblr, and Twitter, and random forums, and, and some local news site in Dallas (the last of which, by the way, ignored everything I said about sexism and only focused on the ONE paragraph where I said it was a LITTLE BIT racist).  Suddenly I went from 700 pageviews in the whole month of September to 3,000 in ONE DAY in October.  All because of a single article.

Since then, my readership has certainly calmed down, but it has also steadily grown.  This progression has been fascinating and surreal to witness.  I am by no means a big Internet presence, but I have somehow inadvertently carved out a little niche for myself in the Glee community especially, and for someone who just started doing this because she wanted to write more... well, it's just unreal.

The amount of positive feedback I've gotten from you wonderful people has been lovely, and I hope you stick around as we get ready to begin a new batch of episodes together.  If you haven't already, you can find me on Twitter, as well as Tumblr, which is a fairly recent development.  Feel free to let me know what you'd like to see more of here at the blog, or just say hi.  I don't really consider myself solely a Glee blog, but that's where I've gotten the most readership, so it's felt right in honoring that.  Plus, the damn show makes me endlessly rambly so I'm never in a want for content.  But I digress.

Again, thank you for reading.  The amount of words I put up on this little corner of the Internet is just ridiculous, and the fact that people take time out of their lives to read them and even discuss them means very much to me.



  1. This was a sweet message of you to post. It is my pleasure to read your blog, Twitter and Tumblr posts each day. I'm so happy to have discovered your work, and yes, I discovered it through a link to your GQ commentary. I'm glad I'm getting to know you too. Thanks again for your hard work!

  2. Oh, I would be nothing without the GQ spread, which is ironic considering how much I slammed it in the first place. So I can't say I officially wish it'd never happened, haha. Thanks so much for reading and commenting - I appreciate it!


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