Hits to date: 10,086
[This is the part where I would post Facebook stats (shares and number of comments), but the site I used to track that stuff is gone now. Boooooo]
[This is the part where I would post the number of subscribers I gained, but Google Reader is on its way out and doesn't update my numbers anymore. Boooooo]
Tweets to date (not counting retweets): Somewhere in the 20s. Again, Twitter has never been a big platform for this post, which I've always found really interesting. Also, usually my biggest sharers are the Mormon stay-at-home-mom demographic, but most of the people tweeting the link this year were non-Mormon professional men.
Top referring sites: Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, By Common Consent, Pretty Life Anonymous, Natalie's Sentiments, Nameberry, Bridget's blog
Total comments on the original post: 171
Number of comments before someone claimed to personally know the -jello twins: 3
Number of comments before someone brought up Le-a-pronounced-Ledasha: 19
Total comments I had to delete before my mom saw: ZERO!!! It's a miracle, not a single expletive! No calls to repentance, either. Yet.
- This guy with 59,000 followers tweeted it. Surprisingly, it only accounted for about 1,500 hits. That's just 2.5% of his total followers. Makes me wonder how many of MY followers click the links I post.
- So many good comments this year, but this one was definitely in my top five:
(I can forgive the second Anonymous for repeating Cannon, since the suggestion of "Plinth" pretty much rocked my world.)
- After I received this comment (from a non-Anonymous account, mind you)...
...I texted Jon, "Did I just get my very first threat??" The commenter must have realized that it came across that way though, because the comment was hastily deleted and a similar one minus the "you better be careful..." part, from Anonymous this time, took its place.
- I so wish I could be a fly on the wall of strangers' Facebook discussions of my post. It's my top referring site and it drives me crazy knowing that people (on both sides of the equation) are discussing it/laughing about it/reviling it, and I can't see any of that. I was emailed one thread, though, that pretty well made my life complete, because apparently someone with a son named "Draycin" hates my name.
- It angered some people that I reject the name Le-a. My attitude probably didn't help.