Today marks the one-year anniversary of the day I took the RROY REPORT from the obscurity of a weekly e-mail to the much greater obscurity of the World Wide Web.
I was going to celebrate by going to the comic book shop, but the Labor Day holiday threw everything a day behind so no new comics today. Instead I will go see “Easy A” with Stevie and enjoy a delicious dinner at Chik-Fil-A.
Fun Facts from one year of the Report as a blogging entity:
* I have made 184 posts (one was from Jay) in Year One, significantly more than the once-a-week reporting I used to do.
* There have been 357 comments, not including 186 spam comments that the system automatically rejected. For some reason, posts from Darren do not count as spam.
* The most popular day at the report — 308 hits — was Sept. 8, 2009, aka Opening Day. And it’s all been downhill from there. Well, it peaks and valleys.
* Thirteen people subscribe to the Report. That’s pretty pathetic, but probably still higher than the Suburban Journals since they went to paid circulation.
* The most popular post is “If You Really Love Your Children,” Jan. 1, 2010. I can only assume people are searching for an inspirational how-to about child rearing only to find a post recommending people let their children watch the Looney Tunes New Year’s Day Marathon on Cartoon Network.
* The least popular post is “I Come to the Garden with Dinos,” April 28, 2010. I guess no one was interested in seeing fake dinosaurs at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
* The Report’s Facebook page has 70 fans. Paris Hilton’s Facebook page has 171,454 fans.
So, one year later and what have I accomplished? Well, If I were Amy Adams I would have made every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and I would have a book deal. Obviously I’m doing something wrong.
Clearly I need a gimmick. Apparently dinosaur-comic book-movie review blogs are a dime a dozen. I can’t cook, so that’s out. I was thinking about holding a giant rally, but nobody comes to my parties so that’s out.
Then it hit me: I can’t cook, but I can eat. So, beginning tomorrow (not today, ’cause I’m going to Chik-Fil-A) I will be starting a new segment. Between now and Sept. 8, 2011, I will eat everything on the menu at McDonald’s. Take that, Amy Adams.
I’m calling it “Ronnie & Ronald.”