Stranger Dimensions: Year One

Posted by on September 13, 2012 | Tags: ,
The Cake Is A Lie

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:

Yay. Stats.

Anyway, enough of that. Here’s a list of the 10 most popular posts here at Stranger Dimensions:

  1. Are These Images Proof Of Real Time Travel? (By far the blog’s most visited page)
  2. A Look At John Titor’s Most Popular Predictions
  3. Herobrine: The Phantom Doppelganger Of Minecraft
  4. The Strange Noise Heard ‘Round The World: Songs Of The Apocalypse
  5. Do These Artifacts Contain Evidence Of Ancient Aliens?
  6. Are We Living In The Matrix?
  7. Has President Obama Traveled To Mars?
  8. What To Do If You Can’t Afford An Underground Bunker
  9. Just What The World Needed: A Glow-In-The-Dark-Cockroach
  10. 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!

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Rob is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.


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