It’s been six years since I re-launched my personal website, which evidently is the “iron” anniversary, hence good ol’ shellhead above. As I mentioned in last year’s blogiversary post, I was going to try and make this more annual and — especially because last year felt like at least five years — it felt right to do a post.
So here are some highlights and personal favorites.
My series Crisis of Infinite Star Treks lasted the first five years of the blog. As it happened, there was also a Star Trek-related project that I worked on over that same five years. It came to fruition thanks to the pandemic — and to quote a certain Klingon, it was glorious.
As I kind of expected, the traffic I get to this post and its related pages dwarfs just about everything else on the site. It’s like people are interested in Star Trek or something!
The pages that had the comments (with spoilers and snark) got far more hits than the pages with only titles — and of those, the “Whole Enchilada” got far and away the most traffic. Breaking it down by show, these are the pages that got the most traffic:
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Star Trek: Voyager
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Star Trek (the original series)
- Star Trek: Enterprise
- Star Trek: Discovery
- Star Trek: Picard
- Star Trek (the animated series)
- Star Trek: Short Treks
Mind you, I don’t think this tells me anything more than which series Trek fans most want to see some guy on the Internet’s ranking of — which reminds me: the fact that Voyager is right there at the top doesn’t surprise me. Based on conversations on Reddit, some of my fellow Trekkers love that show and, just like Enterprise, if you haven’t checked it out there’s a whole slew of episodes that are really good.
In fact, just as I’ve done a “Viewing Guide for Enterprise,” I will be doing a “Viewing Guide for Voyager” and some of the others later this year (if all goes well).
Theater and Creativity Amid Coronavirus
Many of my creative colleagues are depend on being physically on sets and on stages for their ducats, so I’ve been tracking how those industries are doing and posting about them this past year:
- “Theater in the Time of Coronavirus“
- “Guidance for Filmmaking in a COVID World“
- “Live Theater and Audio Theater“
- “Theater Strategy Post-Covid“
- “Little (Mobile) Theater on the Prarie“
And more COVID
While I didn’t want to focus on the pandemic endlessly, I did find it cathartic to share some articles and videos and events related to it, so I created a tag, COVID Craziness, which has a little bit of crossover to theater coverage above. There’s plenty of joy and introspection.
Check it out when it seems right. I suspect for some people it’s too soon, but other’s it’s just right.
Most Visited Posts (apart from Trek)
Apart from the Star Trek ranking, in honor of this, the sixth blogiversary, these are the top six visited posts from the year (not necessarily written in the past year):
- “Schedule Management: The 0-50-100 Method for Tasks“
- “The Nightmare that is 2020, Expressed in Sugar“
- “My 50 Favorite Films, 2020 Edition“
- “The Worst Derelict Spaceships to Board“
- “Voices Behind the Scenes of Atlantis: The Lost Empire“
- “The Differences between a Policy, Process, Procedure, and Work Instruction“
So, it could be that Trek-loving project managers who also watch a lot of films are my niche.
Whatever the case, thanks for visiting and reading, and here’s to another year of maybe (just maybe) useful information.