2012 marked my first full year of dedicated movie blogging. Keith & the Movies existed all the way back in 2010 mainly through my Facebook page, but this was the first full year that I put a hearty effort into it. What can I say, it’s been amazing. The fellow cinema junkies I’ve come across, the great writers and reviewers, the great debates and conversations – all have contributed to making this such a worthwhile endeavor. So before I begin looking back on the past year I have to give a huge and sincere “THANK YOU” to everyone who has stopped by, read my stuff, shared the page, and commented during the past year. There were a couple of times where I was wondering if it was really worth the time. And then along would come a timely comment or compliment that fired me up again. So to everyone again I say “THANK YOU“.
Now onto the year in blogging! Many people have posted their site statistics from the past year so I thought I might do the same. Here are just a few of the interesting (and appreciated) tidbits from 2012.
- Keith & the Movies had just over 32,000 views in 2012.
- Keith & the Movies features 250 reviews, bits of news, articles, and features in 2012.
- Keith & the Movies had over 1,800 comments in 2012.
- Keith & the Movies had people from 140 countries visit in 2012.
- Keith & the Movies gained 121 Twitter followers in 2012.
So many people contributed to the great year with some wonderful comments, encouragement, and opinions. I appreciate each and every one of you. But these were the 5 most active commenters. Please check out their sites. Thanks guys!
- Ruth from Flixchatter
- Mark from Marked Movies
- Fernando from Committed to Celluloid
- Nostra from My Filmviews
- Pete from I Love That Film
Now here’s a look at some of my posts from 2012 that I want to recognize for one reason or another.
- MOST COMMENTED ON POST – 5 Phenomenal Actors Who Never Won An Oscar
- MOST COMMENTED ON REVIEW – “The Descent” – 4 STARS
- MOST “LIKED” POST – “Skyfall” – 4.5 STARS
- MOST POPULAR FEATURE – The Phenomenal 5
- MOST CONTROVERSIAL POST – 5 Phenomenally Overrated Movies
- MOST SURPRISING MOVIE REVIEW – “Snow White and the Huntsman” – 4 STARS
- MOST SATISFYING POST NO ONE READ – A Critic’s Conversation with Michael Phillips
- MOST OFF-THE-WALL PHENOMENAL 5 – 5 Phenomenal Movie Haircuts
- MOST VOTED ON THROWDOWN – Christian Bale vs. Michael Keeton
Well, that just touches on some of what made 2012 so great for Keith & the Movies. I didn’t even get into the Keith & the Movies Valhalla, The 2012 New Movie Project, or the wonderful blogathons I had a chance to be a part of. But a new year brings new fun and here’s hoping 2013 is even better!