By the numbers:
Total posts: 348
TV shows, films and comics reviewed: 60 (also excludes Friday Fives, Post-Scripts and lists)
Eerily, although the total number of things reviewed is almost identical as 2013, the proportion of book/non-book reviews has changed in favour of the latter. That's due to Anne, Jon and Mahvesh. And Jared slacking.
We had a whopping 47 Friday Fives, which is pretty badass, and leaves us room for 5 weeks of improvement in 2014. A huge thanks to everyone that participated.
If you're interested in taking part next year, here are the guidelines.
This was our first year of publishing fiction on the site. We've already analysed the hell out of this here, and a complete list of all the stories can be found here.
Original: 8 (thanks to Jesse Bullington, Molly Tanzer, Rose Biggin, Amy Coombe, James Smythe, Adam Roberts, Kim Curran, David Bryher and Archie Black!)
Contemporary Reprint (2000+): 22
Classic Reprint (Pre-2000): 19
We'll be opening up submissions in the spring.
|Kameron Hurley||Terri Hurley (Kameron's mom!)||Lee Goldberg|
|Paul Wiseall||Mark Charan Newton||Kathryn Allan|
|Rob Berg||Molly Tanzer||David Bryher|
|Andrew Liptak (twice!)||Amal El-Mohtar||Lou Morgan (twice!)|
|Sarah Lotz||Jon Morgan||Mahvesh Murad|
Not as many as previous years (unless, of course, you count the 47 Friday Fives and 61 pieces of fiction and non-fiction), but still awesome.
"Most Popular" Posts:
Well, normally we'd do a "Most Popular Posts of the Year" list, but someone (eep) who really likes to fiddle with the site's code (double eep) accidentally deleted our analytics plug-in. So apparently (triple eep) that's not going to happen this year.
That said, our most popular post of all time was this year - Anne's "We Are Sansa", which, last time I checked (October?!) had accounted for over a quarter of the year's total traffic. Wowsers.
In the absence of official metrics, here are ten of our favourite - and possibly the weirdest - moments from 2014:
"Hatchet Jobs and the Bad Review Syndrome" by Sarah Lotz (February)
The annual DGLA reviews (April - June)
"Game of Thrones Season 4" ... not really a 'review', per se (July)
"We Are Sansa" (August)
"15 Marvellous Meats, aka THE MEAT DRAFT" with Mark Charan Newton (August)
"The Metallurgy of Action Heroes" (August)
The Big Book Drop with the Book Smugglers (September) [471 books!]
Most important of all:
Thank you. Thank you very, very much for sticking with us for another year. We love talking about, hosting, chatting, arguing and otherwise bullshitting about the stuff we, er, love. And we especially love that you take part in it with us. And that's a lot of use of the word "love". Before this goes full Hallmark - thanks again, have a fantastic New Year, and we look forward to having more fun together in 2015!