Well, it’s been one year since I launched Stranger Dimensions.
Oh, sure, I started working on the blog in January 2011 (I’m slow. I mean, really, really slow). And before that, back in August 2010, Stranger Dimensions was a parody podcast. And I actually opened the blog to the public in October 2011, but…whatever. One year it is!
I know things have been kind of light around here lately (real life interferes and all that), but I thought it’d be cool to take a quick look back at where Stranger Dimensions has been, and where it’s going.
A Window To The Past
Disclaimer: Skip this part, because it’s only really interesting to me.
I look at blogging as a kind of game, really. Like an RPG. Gaining experience, building stats, leveling up.
Right now, Stranger Dimensions has a Google Pagerank of 2 (out of 10), and an Alexa ranking of about 322,500 (lower is better). I don’t want to reveal how much traffic I have (trade secrets!…not really), but I’ve got enough to have received a few press releases, and I’ve been approached by a few ad services.
Just FYI, I said no to all the weird SEO offers, and especially NO to the interstitial ad offers (that is, full-page advertisements that appear before the website loads. They make me ill).
All in all, we’re cruising along nicely. I still haven’t done any promotion or anything (probably won’t), but it’s good to see the blog heading in a positive direction. Here’s a graph:
Anyway, enough of that. Here’s a list of the 10 most popular posts here at Stranger Dimensions:
- Are These Images Proof Of Real Time Travel? (By far the blog’s most visited page)
- A Look At John Titor’s Most Popular Predictions
- Herobrine: The Phantom Doppelganger Of Minecraft
- The Strange Noise Heard ‘Round The World: Songs Of The Apocalypse
- Do These Artifacts Contain Evidence Of Ancient Aliens?
- Are We Living In The Matrix?
- Has President Obama Traveled To Mars?
- What To Do If You Can’t Afford An Underground Bunker
- Just What The World Needed: A Glow-In-The-Dark-Cockroach
- The Cintamani Stone
Oh, and by the way, the “featured articles” link I have in the top navigation bar is actually where I put any articles that have been featured (that is, linked to or shared) by other websites/people. Like when Has President Obama Traveled To Mars? appeared on a blog at The Independent, or when Rupert Sheldrake shared my article on The Philip Experiment.
I always, always keep track of that stuff, and I really appreciate everyone who has shared, liked, tweeted, and commented on my articles over the past year. It’s awesome.
A Door Into The Future
Anyway, where do we go from here? The past is cool, but we can do much better than that.
I haven’t always worked on the blog as much as I’ve wanted to, and sometimes the articles may come across a bit dry or mechanical. That’s usually due to time or other outside forces, though, so it’s nothing that can’t be improved upon (note to self: use a post schedule or something, geez. Blogging 101).
I’m hoping to increase my post frequency and quality overall, as well. It will happen.
Other than that, I have a free eBook planned (topic TBA) and I’m hoping to mix the content up a bit. Things might get weird, but in a good way, and we’re probably going to see the return of more feature-length posts.
Anyway, let’s end this ramble.
Thanks for sticking with me so far. Hopefully the next year will be even better!
Image courtesy Dan Taylor.