2016 was a good year for us (if not for U.S. democracy, the rest of the world, and the environment).
In our first half-year, in 2013, this blog received 2,500 hits; in our first full year, 2014, it received 8,000; in 2015, 9,800; and in 2016 the number jumped to 14,900.
We also hit 400 subscribers in December; had our best month ever in that same month, with over 2,100 hits; and had our best week ever, last week, with just under 1,000 hits.
Our 10 most popular posts in 2016 were:
- Anarchist Science Fiction: Essential Novels
- Alcoholics Anonymous Does More Harm than Good
- A very brief History of Calypso and Soca Music
- Back to the Terrifying Future: Sci-Fi E-book Giveaway
- A very brief History of Country Music
- God’s Thug: Brigham Young
- A very brief History of Funk Music
- Alt-Country Player Al Perry
- Review: The Martian, by Andy Weir
- Homecoming for Mormon Missionaries
During the coming year we’ll continue to post daily (well, we’ll try) on music, politics, science fiction, religion, atheism, cults, science, skepticism, humor, and anything else we think is interesting and that our readers might enjoy.
Over the coming month, we’ll post an excerpt from our upcoming title, Venezuelan Anarchism: The History of a Movement, by Rodolof Montes de Oca, reviews of two new sci-fi novels, Ken Macleod’s Insurgence and Robert Charles Wilson’s Last Year, more on the “Russian hacking” affair, more interesting and marginally useful Internet crap, and a good old fashioned Religion Roundup.
Be on the lookout for another e-book giveaway sometime reasonably soon.