My Fifth Year of Blogging

I don’t need to tell you that 2021 was quite the year.  We all lived through another twelve months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and chances are I had many of the same experiences as you.  To some extent, we’ve adapted to the pandemic and settled into a bit of a routine, but there have still been lots of challenges.  In my case, I dealt with ups and downs at work, changes in my parents’ living situation, and the (COVID-19-related) death of one of my elderly relatives.

In terms of blogging, after a year-long hiatus I’ve finally returned to publishing regular film reviews.  I’m only doing one per month, but at least it’s a rate I should be able to maintain.  I went to the movies once last year (to see Dune), but otherwise I’m continuing to avoid cinemas, and thus haven’t seen many new movies.  Instead, I’ve been focusing on reviewing older films from decades that are underrepresented on this blog.  I also re-watched the original Star Wars trilogy in the spring, leading to an uptick in Star Wars-related blog posts.  Meanwhile, my other blog has been on hiatus since September, but I have new reviews written and plan to start regular publishing again this month.

Both blogs did really well last year.  This blog got more views in 2021 than in any previous year, and the other one got more views than in all previous years combinedX-Files-related posts did especially well, and “The Problem with Shipping” has finally been displaced as my most viewed post of all time.

Here’s the round-up.  These are the posts that received the most views over the past year:

  1. Fox Mulder and Female Desire (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  2. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling
  3. To Dana Scully, on Her 55th Birthday (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  4. Ace Review: “Never Again” (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  5. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  6. On Being a Noromo (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  7. On (Not) Being a Woman
  8. Mulder, Scully, and the Original Shipping Wars: A Tiny Piece of Ace History
  9. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Kissing, Hand-Holding, Bed-Sharing, etc.
  10. The Missing Gender Question
  11. Romeo & Juliet (1978) – Ace Mini-Review + How Ace Is Alan Rickman?
  12. Amélie (2001) – Ace Mini-Review

These are my most viewed posts of all time:

  1. Fox Mulder and Female Desire (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  2. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling
  3. To Dana Scully, on Her 55th Birthday (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  4. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  5. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Kissing, Hand-Holding, Bed-Sharing, etc.
  6. One Year After Alan Rickman
  7. On Being a Noromo (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  8. Ace Review: “Never Again” (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  9. Romeo & Juliet (1978) – Ace Mini-Review + How Ace Is Alan Rickman?
  10. Mulder, Scully, and the Original Shipping Wars: A Tiny Piece of Ace History
  11. The History of Romance
  12. On (Not) Being a Woman

And these are my most “liked” posts:

  1. On Being a Noromo (from The Realm of Asexual Possibility)
  2. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Alienation & Belonging in the Asexual Community
  3. Platonic Dating, or, as I Like to Call It, “Dating”
  4. Stages of Coming Out: My Journey to Ace Identification
  5. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Questioning, Exploration, & Mislabelling
  6. Growing Up Platoniromantic: The Problem with Shipping
  7. Asexuality and Academia: My Awesome Year of Grad School
  8. Growing Up Platoniromantic: Happy Endings
  9. The Wizard of Oz (1939) – Ace Long Review
  10. Mulder, Scully, and the Original Shipping Wars: A Tiny Piece of Ace History
  11. Interview with the Vampire (1994) – Ace Mini-Review + How Ace Are These Vampires?
  12. Asexual, Allosexual, and Other Labels That Don’t Quite Fit (Revised)
  13. My Fair Lady (1964) – Ace Long Review

Happy New Year!

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