Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Review

Don't try and pretend you didn't notice where that microphone is aimed.

The year is drawing to a close, although we are only finishing up the first ten months of writing this blog. For some reason out of the blue Push mentioned it might be fun to write a blog back in February or March and we really had no idea what we were going to talk about but decided to go for it anyway, and maybe if we were lucky the five or six people who tend to review our stories would come over and read.

A big part of why we wanted to do it was to sort of bring together the Han and Leia fans in one place so we could talk because it appeared that nobody was doing that anymore, and it's been great to slowly see more and more people showing up here and commenting and participating. We had also hoped to maybe encourage some more writing from some people and help you guys maybe improve the quality of your writing, and hopefully that has been true for at least some of you.

We've had a whole lot of growth from the time we started. These blogspots have traffic counters and in our first month we had just under 1000 views. This month we are probably going to close out at a little under 8000. Our top ten countries with the most readership are the US, UK, Spain Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Australia and Bulgaria. It's not so much that we are getting people from all of those far reaching places to read our blog, I just love the fact that there are so many Han and Leia fans all over the world.

It's just always nice to find out that this weird, silly little hobby you have may not be incredibly common, but you're certainly not the only one who has it. I really enjoy our little community here and the wide ranges of ages to get different perspectives.

What do I hope for 2012? Well, I hope you guys continue to read and comment on the blog. I hope that some of you people out there lurking and reading anonymously might consider jumping in on the conversation. We don't bite. We love hearing from more people and knowing that they are reading and enjoying. I hope that some of you who have written stories but been too afraid to post will build up the courage to put it out there and let us read. I hope that we can make it through another joint story without too much headache and I hope I survive re-reading the entire EU. I hope that we continue to find new awesome pictures of Han and Leia and Harrison and Carrie. And I hope we don't get too boring.

Keep reading, keep writing, keep commenting, and hope you have a happy new year!


  1. Thanks for all your hard work. It's been a great read!

    Hoping for lots more good stuff in 2012! And yeah it would be so cool to entice more lurkers to crawl out of the woodwork. Don't be scared people.

    Happy New Year to everyone!

  2. Happy New Year, Everybody! Thanks to Zyra for babysitting the blog while I'm out of town.

  3. WOO! Go New Zealand! We made the top 10 list!

    Zyra, I doubt this blog will ever get boring.

    Happy New Year!

  4. I've enjoyed reading this blog this year and looking forward to more to come!

    Heh, I wonder how many of the Japan hits were from me alone? Or do I have company here? I love looking at the country stats on! My #4 country for November (after US, Canada, and Germany, which are usually high) was Kyrgyzstan...which I had to Google because I'd never heard of it before. Awesome to be fangirly with people from all over the world, of all ages and occupations and...heck, genders too probably, "fangirly" might not even be the right word! ;)

  5. Just shouted STAR WARS RULES from the balcony of my hotel amidst a bunch of cheers. Happy 2012 everyone!

  6. Happy 2012!

    Thanks for all the hard work, Push and Zyra. It would be cool to see some people delurk and write more (I include myself in the writing part).

  7. hikari, no way to tell but I'm sure it's more than just you. I know what you mean on too, a lot of times I'll see a country and be like, I didn't even know that was a country!

    Glad you guys have had fun with this. And as always, if there is anything you're NOT seeing but would like to, we are open to suggestions.

  8. Happy New Year. I've been away from the computer for the past several days. I've tried to sneak a peak at your blog using my daughters computer while we were out of town (not very successful). So much to read and get caught up on. Thank you again to Push and Zyra for this fun blog. It's a great escape from the everyday tasks of life (like laundry, work, kids, housekeeping..blah...) yeah, I rather read your blog. It's like spice...........