March 11, 2019

Blogging away

It’s been a while since I shared information about the blog with you guys, and now that I’m at the airport in Milwaukee waiting for my flight to Sacramento, I decided to talk a little bit about what goes into the decision process of what to write about when it comes to this particular blog, which as long time readers know, focuses mostly on comics but also on film. 

First of all, for whatever reason, seems like some of my posts are incredibly popular compared to others, as I can see in Blogger’s data. First place, with almost a quarter of a million hits, goes to Severed #1, which was an amazing comic and due to the success of this post in 2011, I started reviewing many of Image’s new miniseries. Second place goes to Think Tank #1, with 230,000 hits, again another Image / Top Cow new series from 2012. Third place goes to the last issue of Severed, which once again proves how successful the series was and how many readers were interested in finding reviews about it. The fourth place is a short post about my comics (I heavily promoted this one back in 2011, so that’s how I explain the big numbers). The fifth place is a post about the comics I buy on a monthly basis, it’s very rare that this kind of posts could gain so much traction, but for some reason, that’s what happened with this one. The sixth place is Aetheric Mechanics, probably one of the first Avatar Press series that I reviewed, which encouraged me to talk more about other Avatar titles. The seventh place is The Theater #1, a new series published by Zenescope in 2011. The eighth place is The Legion, I’m a huge fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and with over 40,000 hits I realized in 2014 that it was a good idea to post more about the young heroes of the 31st century. And at last but not least, we have Days of Scandals Past, in reference to Days of Future Past, the classic Claremont/Byrne X-Men saga which, in 2014, turned into a movie directed by Bryan Singer. It took me almost a week of research to write that post, which became the most controversial post ever published on this blog, now that Singer is again in the middle of a sexual scandal, you might just as well (re)read it:

http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2014/04/days-of-scandals-past.html
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Hace tiempo que no compartía información sobre el blog con ustedes, y ahora que estoy en el aeropuerto de Milwaukee esperando mi vuelo a Sacramento, decidí hablar un poco sobre lo que implica el proceso de decisión sobre los temas que uno elige y sobre los que uno escribe para un blog como este que, como sabrán los lectores habituales, se centra principalmente en cómics, pero también en películas.

En primer lugar, por el motivo que sea, parece que algunos de mis post son increíblemente populares en comparación con otros, como he podido ver en los datos de Blogger. El primer lugar, con casi un cuarto de millón de visitas, fue para Severed # 1, que fue un cómic increíble y debido al éxito de esta publicación en 2011, comencé a revisar muchas de las nuevas miniseries de Image. El segundo lugar es para Think Tank # 1, con 230,000 visitas, nuevamente otra serie de Image / Top Cow de 2012. El tercer lugar es para el último número de Severed, que demuestra una vez más el éxito de la serie y la cantidad de lectores interesados en encontrar reseñas. El cuarto lugar es una breve publicación sobre mis cómics (promocioné mucho este post el año 2011, así es como explico la gran cantidad de visitas). El quinto lugar es un post sobre los cómics que compro mensualmente, es muy raro que este tipo de posts obtenga tanta atención, pero por alguna razón, así fue como sucedió. El sexto lugar es Aetheric Mechanics, probablemente una de las primeras series de Avatar Press que reseñé, lo que me animó a hablar más sobre otros títulos de Avatar. El séptimo lugar es The Theatre # 1, una nueva serie publicada por Zenescope en 2011. El octavo lugar es The Legion, soy un gran fan de la Legión de Superhéroes, y con más de 40,000 visitas, me di cuenta el 2014 de que era una buena idea publicar más sobre los jóvenes héroes del siglo 31. Y por último, pero no menos importante, tenemos Days of Scandals Past, en referencia a Days of Future Past, la clásica saga de X-Men de Claremont / Byrne que, el 2014, se convirtió en una película dirigida por Bryan Singer. Me tomó casi una semana de investigación escribir ese post, que se convirtió en el post más polémico que se haya publicado en este blog, ahora que Singer está nuevamente en medio de un escándalo sexual, es mejor que lo (re)lean:

http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2014/04/days-of-scandals-past.html

6 comments:

  1. I think a lot of the posts with the largest hits has to do with search engine robots more than actual people looking at them. I noticed I had a swath of entries in late 2016 or so that had a lot more than average hits while comments remained the same, so it was probably just bots.

    The Bryan Singer thing is interesting. Given what happened to Kevin Spacey (who of course worked with Singer on Usual Suspects and Superman Returns) you have to wonder if the accusations came out in 2017 instead of 2014 if they would have been taken more seriously.

    Women sleeping with a director or producer to get a part is a Hollywood cliche that's been around since almost the beginning of Tinseltown, but boys being forced into the same isn't something that's discussed nearly as much.

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    1. Yes that's true, I think not many guys are willing to talk openly about how they were abused. It's a difficult subject.

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