It all started six months ago with a throwaway comment made by my brother. Shortly afterward I started spewing and The Verbal Spew Review was born. I had no clear idea of what I wanted this blog to be and no clue what I was going to do with it but here it is six months later, my brain’s little baby, doing its thing. I still don’t know exactly what that thing is precisely, but it’s doing it and I like it.
Six months isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of things. I follow blogs that have been established for years, and in comparison to those behemoths The Spew is merely a drop in the ocean of blogdom. Knowing, however, that I have the attention span of a gnat, I am delighted to have made it this far. This is no doubt largely thanks to you, the readers, and my fellow bloggers who have welcomed me into their communities and comments sections unreservedly.
In celebration I have compiled a few Spew-related facts, stats and achievements that I have particularly enjoyed accruing.
There have been 42 posts that have gained 956 “likes”, 1,465 comments (half of those are mine!) and have received 40 awards. The most viewed post has been Riddick, which most probably has something to do with the fact that nakey Katee Sackhoff is the most clicked link on the Spew (you’re all filthy). The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the most liked review with 57 thumbs up and it’s a tie between About V and TV Fall Roundup – HIT or MISS? (Revisited) for most discussed with 82 comments each. My favourite aspect of any blog by far is the discussions that posts can inspire and I’d like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank anyone and everyone who has ever taken the time to like or comment on any of my posts. Discussion is food for the mind, and blogging is pretty much the only time I feed mine because my weekends in general include killing brain cells with wine and beer.
Like many blogs, I have visitors from all around the world. The majority of my tourists come from the good old USofA though, with numbers more than double that of second place. Next up are my UK readers and Canada follows closely behind. Apart from those I really, really would like to know who my reader(s) from Gibraltar are. I’ve been wracking my gray matter trying to figure out who this might be, as I feel I should know, but I’m coming up blank. Say hello Gibraltar, you’re coming betwixt my sleep and I!
The search engine term that brings the most traffic to the Spew seems to be anything Riddick-related. This naturally also includes all variations of “Katee Sackhoff’s boobs”. Following closely behind Riddick though is everything The Walking Dead-related. These terms seem to be questions like “How do I save Mark in The Walking Dead?”, followed by “OMFG MARK’S LEGS” and “What’s behind the door in the barn?” Sorry for the spoilers, folks. Gaining momentum this last month or so, “Channing Tatum’s ass” and “Threesomes” (I should have expected that one) began to appear after I posted my triple reviews and that picture of Tatum as a gimp in This Is The End. Still though, to this day, nothing tops the weirdness of the caterpillar catastrophe.
To wrap this up I’d like to share with you what my own favourite posts have been. The very first award I ever received will always hold a special place in my heart. My Liebster Award (I would like to thank…) was also the first opportunity I had on the Spew to write anything at all remotely personal. I enjoyed writing my very first real opinion piece about GUINNESS so much it was almost criminal (there’s nothing like a good rant), but my absolute favourite, the one that began the lurve affair with blogging and lit the spark was My Top Tear-Jerking Moments in Entertainment.
In other news, I’ve taken the plunge and I’ve done a bookface page. There’s nothing on it yet (well this post will be if I’ve done it right) but do give it a like if you’re FB inclined. Since I write at the pace of a lame tortoise I’m hoping to utilise the page for more up to date news segments, links and random ramblings. As I write this Tom has become my very first liker, so he gets a special prize. I don’t know what that prize is yet Tom, but rest assured it will be the most special of all the prizes.
I’m always appreciative of any feedback I get and endeavour to deliver on suggestions that you all make. To help me gauge what it is you wouldn’t mind reading more of here on The Spew, please do me a favour and vote in the poll below.
Thanks for reading!