Well my feral readers, we have made it through another year. And as usual I, and sometimes a select few of you, have sent some folks into a frenzy that required them to post that they we leaving us, and that we would never, ever, EVER be getting back together. And yet, I can’t remember a single one of them. Can you? I can’t remember much of last week at this point, to be honest. So I decided to take a look at my stats and see what our top five posts of 2013 were. It’s kind of a strange bag. Are you ready for a walk down memory lane?
NUMBER 5: Kenya Moore Bids Farewell to RHOA.
Yeah, okay so I was wrong about that one. I prefer to think of it as wishful thinking. But you have to admit that Kenya Moore bid a fond farewell to every cast member, pet, cameraman, member of the press, and each and every one of us by name in her final blog last season. What was the point of all of that if she wasn’t really leaving? To be honest, Kenya is starting to grow on me this season. Just a touch.
Number 4: Work Resumes on Chateau Sheree
I know what you are thinking, “Only number four?” Yes, the post I made on a lark after driving home from the head shrinker and seeing actual construction going on, the post that led to a billion other posts from a variety of courtrooms is only number four. I haven’t talked to any of the neighbors since the holiday season started, but last I heard it was still a Tyveck covered monstrosity of incompleteness. So sadly, no Christmas at Chateau Sheree again this year.
Number 3: Shane Gandee Confirmed Dead After 3 Bodies Found in Search
This one pretty much fell in my lap. In the world of blogging, it’s usually feast or famine. That is, there are either a ton of things to blog about or nothing. This was a nothing day so I was combing new sites looking for anything and was one of the first people to cover this story. I was also live updating it frequently as the information unfolded. So all the Buckwild fans found the site and ran up the page views. And some were OUTRAGED by this comment I made about the accident. “The lesson here is, if you drink in a bar until 3 am, perhaps four wheelin’ in yer truck is not the best thing to do afterward. Go to the waffle house like normal people.” Whatever. It IS the lesson.
Number 2: Will Alyce Laviolette Be Charged With Perjury?
Ah, 2013 was the year of the Jodi Arias Trial. The month of April brought significantly more traffic than any other month this year as I put on my lawyer hat and tweeted about the trial. A lot. It got to the point that all the regular reality TV people were yelling at me to please stop posting about Jodi and post about our shows! I still try to do a trial post here and there when something interesting is happening and am thrilled that so many trial watchers decided to stick around.
Number 1: Finally, the Truth is Out About Why Adrienne Wanted to Sue Brandi Glanville
This post was MILES above all the others. On the night of the Ojai Dinner on RHOBH where Brandi blurts out that Adrienne used a surrogate for her kids, I honestly thought someone was trying to crash my site. When you blog on WordPress there is a little bar chart at the top of your site that shows you how you are doing. It’s not super accurate but for the most part it is a short little group of peaks and valleys. That night I notice that while I was still working on the recap as the show was going, that instead of that, it was a flatline to the end with one huge bar at the end. That’s weird, I thought. I finished the blog and checked my stats and I had hundreds of thousands of views in the past hour! Seems by some miracle I had strung together the correct string of words to lead Google users here. I believe it was something like “What Brandi said about Adrienne.” I had said it in a previous post before I started the recap post and just like that, I was super famous for a day. You never know what Google will decide is just the right string of words to link users to your site, but that night I hit it exactly right!
Thank you all for spending another year with me. It’s been a wild one full of courtroom drama on TV and in real life. I don’t know about y’all but I would be fine with a calmer, gentler, 2014. Perhaps it will be the year that Chateau Sheree finally gets completed. But I doubt it. :)
What was your favorite post on Tamara Tattles in 2013?