I think I’m still hungover from New Year’s Eve, but I also think that it’s time to return to action here at TSS. I want to start my work here during 2010 with a message to our visitors:
I check the blog stats before I make my daily post or two and see what people are interested in seeing. Obviously, anything that’s anti-Sonic is going to get an insane number of views and comments, but there are a few surprises now and again. “Nostalgia Trippin'” was a big hit and passed around many gaming blogs and the return of original content to The Sonic Show proved to be successful when I thought that nobody gave a damn about it anymore (I bet you forgot that TSS even had a show). Still, the standout had to be our overall stats from December. Before I disclose that number and step into 2010, let’s take a look back…
The last two to three years have been a rollercoaster for us here at TSS. We went from a Sonic news site that was barely updated to a blog system that was more opinionated (you could see me every day being a huge dick, basically). When that format was met with mixed reactions (and controversy for no good reason), we bounced around to find a layout and format that worked for every Sonic fan. Along that bumpy road, we were met with more controversy (which was, of course, for no good reason) and persistent server problems that kept TSS out of the game for days at a time. When we convened in the staff forum to establish the format that you see today, we were a bit disappointed that server problems kept you all from experiencing it.
Throughout December, the current format was in full force and it proved to be incredibly successful. All of the writers were able to get you a daily dose of Sonic news, articles, and community news like never before. With the influx of material for you to check out, the site stats rocketed. November was easily a huge step up from the downtime-plagued month of October, but December kicked November right in the ass. Our WordPress stat counter tallied 248,477 page views for the month of December. I’m thrilled to see that number.
We cannot re-establish TSS as the #1 Sonic fan site in the world without all of you out there visiting and checking us out on a daily basis. For that, we send out a very gracious thanks to everybody. We will continue on in 2010 and we hope that you are there along for the ride. Stay tuned!