GETTING MORE TALE #459.5:
2015 Year-End Lists, part 5 – site stats!
In the annual tradition, let us have a look at the mikeladano.com site stat highlights for 2015!
I was really hoping that one of those legendary Joey Tempest Conspiracy (™) posts would have made the Top 5 posts of the year by hits. Sadly, none did — but one did make it to #6! So close!
Even though they did not come in with the #1 spot, 2015 was clearly the year of Van Halen.
Top 5 posts of 2015
In 2015, there were 370 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,707 posts! Despite my pledge to slow down, that’s still a post a day on average.
The most commented-on post in 2015 was GUEST REVIEW: Europe – War of Kings (2015) by Jesse A. Jones, with 162 comments from a, err, variety of interesting and possibly unstable personalities!
Top 5 most active commenters of 2015
- 1 keepsmealive aka “Mr. Books” – 1,168
- 2 1537 – 507
- 3 boppinsblog – 451
- 4 J. – 447
- 5 Heavy Metal Overload – 391
Ooooh. Deke takes a mighty fall! But a big thanks to him just the same, and everybody who dropped even just one comment here! Especially Joey Tempest…I think. But seriously, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I don’t always have time to respond to every comment but I appreciate them all!
Top 5 personal highlights of 2015
- It is always a pleasure to be asked to be a guest on the radio. I love doing radio and this year my highlight was appearing twice with Rob Daniels on his program Visions in Sound, talking about Star Wars music. I’m happy to announce that I’m booked to do it again this month for Rob’s anniversary show.
- 23 of the biggest music fans on the web participated in the Top 15 on the 15th, a collection of top 15 music lists from around the world. What a fun experiment that was! (Thanks to Geoff Stephen, Aaron & Deke for coming up with it!)
- A Holy Grail item was acquired at a reasonable price. I have not discussed this publicly yet (two people know what it is), but there will be a review in 2016!
- Sausagefest 2015 was another successful raging boner of rock.
- Every year, you can count on the Mike and Aaron go to Toronto expeditions. This year was probably my most fun yet. I say that every year! But I think it’s true.
I predict that 2016 will be a simply destructive year! #gnr2016