Just like Philippine pageantry, I consider 2013 as my most significant blogging year to date. Aside from achieving all-time high numbers in hits, unique visits, single-day views, and comments, ad revenues have also increased.
123,473 are magic numbers to me. Stat-wise, they represent the highest single-day views last November 10, a day after Miss Universe 2013 was crowned. 6,782,097 is another one. As of 7:30 this morning, the total number of hits has already reached this figure.
The top commenters (excluding myself, of course
) have to be acknowledged as well. I consider them (and the rest
) as the “vitamins” of this site. Without the discussions, replies, banters, small catfights and all, the posts will be nothing but solitary displays of my crazy-as-clockwork mind. I can live on 4-5 hours of sleep per night, but it is essential that these well-meaninged individuals sustain the drive for readership while my attention is focused somewhere else. I doff my hat to Dexter, Closer2Fame, Sheena, basil, Lavinia Arguelles and Queen_b
. But I would also like to cite others like Benjie, Philip, Chrome, HUNK5525, Beauty_Spy, PinayGem, Jen, Mrs. AJ, Chief Justice, Ernest Reyes, Laila, Reydan, mole, Y. Chang, Dandan, Ramway, Grounder, Gina, Duckie, kabiliran, Erwann Pierro, MU2014, Gloria Makabayan, Dawn Selya Saladores, sashababe, themba, alexandraflora, bonparisien, Mae, Ray Albus, Sophie, Shaun, all the permutations of Angelo Reyes and yes, even Norman Jr
. If I haven’t mentioned your poster name, please forgive my sometimes-forgetful memory.
This is a surprise Christmas gift I never would have expected
To Sash Factor, thank you for completing my year. My inclusion in your list of 10 Most Influential People in Philippine Pageantry for 2013 is a priceless gift much more valuable than its weight in gold. It will always be remembered.
Lastly, big thanks to my friends and colleagues at OPMB Worldwide. I owe them a lot, especially Jory Rivera, Noli Berioso, Bruce Casanova, and Melvin Sia.
Maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong lahat! (Thank you very very much to all of you!)