This is the point where we stop and fix the things we broke
Strange things sometimes happen overnight. I was surprised this morning to find that last year’s article, Time To Say Goodbye, is apparently popping up in Facebook news feeds for some reason. The timing is ironic because the article didn’t appear on the anniversary of when it was written, December 1, but rather the date on which we, again, start making our annual revisions. Perhaps it is all just a coincidence, but it rather gives me the willies.
Nonetheless, we are at that point in the year when we have to pause and make some adjustments. WordPress, which is the software engine that makes all this easy to use, issues a significant update sometime today, allegedly. When they do, we’ll install that as well as updates to our Photography theme and some of the tools we use to make it all run more smoothly. The good news is that we don’t expect to be down more than a few days, versus the entire month as we were last year. The bad news is that if you should visit during this hiatus things could potentially appear totally off kilter and difficult to read. The good news is that when we’re done the whole experience should be more pleasant and easier to read.
None of the changes we’re making are dramatic. We’ll move some things around on the Home page to reflect the pages you want to see most. We’ll drop the memes, but might add a place to purchase prints and books. We’re going to test differently sized type to help those whose mobile devices don’t have large screens and try to make the whole experience more mobile friendly. Nearly 70% of visitors view these pages on a mobile device, so we want that experience to be the best possible.
As we look back, we’ve seen the number of views this year more than double what they were in 2015. The size of our articles grew as well and we’ve somehow managed to use more pictures even though I’ve shot less this year than any other. Our most popular articles include:
- Who Are You Calling White Trash
- Ten Nudes You Haven’t Seen
- I’m Dying, Have Some Nudes
- The Sexy Party Is Real
- Pictures Or It Didn’t Happen
- 10 Horrible Deaths of Awaiting Offspring of Anti-Vaxxers
- Fighting Over The Nipples
- Celebrating National Go Topless Day
- Runway Looks We Dare You To Wear
Far and away, however, our most-read article this year was Not A Food Fanatic in a City That Is. I still don’t totally understand why people got so fucking upset over that article. The numbers aren’t even close. This one was viewed five times more than any other, mostly because folks were upset that I don’t eat out more often. Still, if one looks at the rest of the list, we see a rather unsurprising trend: our readers like nudes, or at least, breasts.
Once again, we’ll finish this article with a look back at what have been some of your favorite images. After all, we know that you’re really just here for the pictures. So, take a look at these and hopefully, we’ll be back with more articles in a couple of days.