A Retrospective Ramble

I realize that there are about four people on the Internet this week and even fewer people reading blogs, but I’m posting this week anyway.

I liken it to singing alone in the car in that I do it because I want to and not for an audience other than the car that pulls up next to me and sees me busting out Eminem like only a skinny Polish girl in an Equinox can do.

Anyway, I figured I would do one more holiday-centric post before getting back to “normal” posts.

I’m not one for “Year in Review” recaps, as mine would most likely just be a list of things I ate and several self-inflicted injuries with basic household objects. Granted there have been good things and bad I could reflect upon while gazing at my navel, but nobody cares about that.

Instead I was thinking it might be kind of fun to look back at what post got the most comments each month this past year and do a “Top 12 in 2012” post.

As you can see, that would have been a great idea if the year had been 2012. Needless to say, 2014 will not be the year that I attend my first Mensa meeting. It was a solid concept though, so I’m going with it anyway.

Below you will find the post that got the most comments each month (minus giveaway posts.) Some surprised me in that the more “serious” ones get more love, but then again, you people are frugal with feedback and I  have no idea what you like.

However, I forgive you because small random acts of kindness make me feel like a better person.

So even though they’re not my “best” posts or even close to my favorites, here are the ones with the most comments:

And just for craps and cackles, here are some of the top search terms that led people to my blog in just this past month:

  • Apparently the only thing I’m good at is getting totes confused
  • Crazy naked squirrels wearing thongs
  • Ho ho ho seriously she works that mistletoe like a pro
  • One-piece pajamas for women who don’t have big boobs
  • Pictures of elderly people in wheelchairs having a sock hop at nursing facility
  • Melissa Rivers looks like Steven Tyler
  • Do you like my gnome babushka?
  • Nail salon waxed off all of my eyebrows
  • Why do old people wear banana clips
  • Your lizard looks a little limp
  • I put the word bitch in my GPS and ended up in your driveway

And I’m the one who has issues?

At any rate, I thank you for reading my rambles and invite you to subscribe and continue to join me for the next 365 days—or until I run out of things to say, which could be much sooner than that or an excruciatingly longer period of time more than that.

It’s really anyone’s guess.

But upcoming posts include my Olympic dreams, a vacuum and an inconvenient truth–not all at the same time.

Here’s to 2014.

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28 responses to “A Retrospective Ramble

  1. Just want credit for being one of the 4 lonely souls on the interwebs this week. Thank you for the entertaining read!

  2. here’s another person

    and I’m posting today too

    Thanks for still being my friend in 2013, hope the tigers and braves meet in 2014 and so do we

  3. Another one of the four here. I think listing your top posts for each month is a good idea. In fact, I was tempted to “borrow” the idea… but then I read some of the stuff I wrote this past year, got a little depressed & decided it was best to leave the past in the past.

  4. Make that five. Happy New Year chick! xxx

  5. And I guess I’m the 4th! But I’m really only on here because I’m trying to see if anyone is reading my blog, which, of course, they’re not. Kinda depressing. I should probably write something about boobs – that would most likely go viral.

    • Viral boobs sounds like something that should be avoided at all costs, but yes, this is another quiet week in the blog world. Sigh…doesn’t anyone else work?!?

  6. Love that! Someone found my blog yesterday by typing “Men eating cat mould”

    And hello to everyone on the interwebs in this end of year limbo!

  7. Oh… some of us are still here! And I could not stop laughing at the Top 12 of 2012 line. :) Been there.

    Glad to have wandered over to your blog this year! I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit even if I don’t always comment.

    Happy New Year!! And sounds like both of us need some luck in the coming year to not get injured by household items. (I lopped off the tip of one of my fingers in an unfortunate spinach chopping accident – being a musician, obviously not the smoothest move).

    Happy New Year!!

  8. I’m not giving you the side-eye for rocking out to Eminem, I’m rocking with you, babe!

  9. My favorite post of those you listed was ‘What I learned from blogging’. I feel the same way as you do about getting your ideas out on “paper” and finding an outlet for your thoughts-however crazy they may be. You are hilarious, bold and intelligent, and I love reading whatever you write. Keep rockin’ out to Eminem, and keep putting out honest and hilarious posts.

  10. I have friends who will text me or email me in response to my blog posts. That’s like tweeting at me about a FB status, right?

    Anyway, reading and writing along with you.

  11. You know how to get a ton of comments? Host a giveaway! Suddenly you’re everyone’s most favoritest blogger! ;)

  12. Interesting list of posts. You never know what will incite/interest readers. Search terms are always a source of amusement….and some worry ( these people are out there – loose…)
    Have a happy new year – hope it’s full of adventures (like you will ever run out of things to say – HA!) Merry on!

  13. Getting to know you and reading your wonderfully hysterical posts have been highlights of my 2013, Abby. Wishing you a happy, creative, prosperous 2014 filled with more of your unique insights. :)

  14. Is it wrong that I’m super excited for the vacuum post. How’s that for feedback? These search terms made my night. Then again, it doesn’t take much.

  15. Happy New Year!
    Don’t you hate slow times. I hate it when I think of a funny tweet and it is like 6am. I know I could tweet the Funniest Tweet EVER and 2 people will read it and then it will dissipate like steam. Stupid ephemeral twitter.

  16. Ok, as a skinny Polish girl I need to ask. What does ‘busting out Eminem like only a skinny Polish girl in an Equinox can do’ mean? Is it some kind of phrase? I’m really curious about it.

  17. Well, now I’m disappointed. I thought we have our own catch phrase… :(

  18. Why DO old people wear banana clips?

    Did the salon wax off all your eyebrows?

    I heart search terms. They bring such joy to my life.

  19. Isn’t it weird…my ‘serious’ posts seem to get more attention than the ones that I really like too. If a post worries my mom or sister (“OH JEESUS…are you OK???), everyone loves it. Sheesh.

    Thanks for continuing to make me smile!

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