Polygons and Pixels blogging in review for 2016

It was quite the slow year for Polygons and Pixels in 2016. I only published 4 articles total. This has been my slowest blog since I created it, but it’s still surprising.

Besides the homepage, the top articles include topics such as Castle Doombad, World of Goo for Android, “bob’s game,” Lifeline, and Papers, Please. I got more visits from the US by far, but following the US are Brazil, UK, Germany, and France. Thanks!

Here are the views by year:

  • 2012: 593 views, 91 visitors (blog started in June)
  • 2013: 6,858 views, 3,933 visitors
  • 2014: 7,891 views, 5,010 visitors
  • 2015: 4,029 views, 3,106 visitors
  • 2016: 2,251 views, 1,690 visitors

I didn’t do much serious gaming in 2016. I played a lot of Hearthstone, Overwatch, and some World of Warcraft: Legion. I tried Lifeline 2 and was disappointed. The only console game I played was BattleBlock Theater, which I finally beat. I also played a couple storylines of Hatoful Boyfriend after my friend, Tram, suggested it. I played a ton of Sailor Moon Drop, Dragon Mania Legends, and Pokemon Go. Super Mario Maker got a little playtime (and blog posts) as well. KOMRAD finally was released for iOS, and I played that. If you count party games, Jackbox got a lot of play. In December, I started playing Ingress at the suggestion of my friend Chuck. Finally, I downloaded Super Mario Run and tried to resist paying for the full game. I lasted two days.


Polygons and Pixels blogging 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

I would have guessed that most of my traffic was due to bob’s game, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Besides the homepage, “All done with Castle Doombad” got most of my views.

  1. All done with Castle Doombad – 318 views
  2. Backing up Android’s World of Goo saves – 292 views
  3. Energy Drinks – 175 views
  4. Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game sprites – 99 views
  5. The strange tale of “bob’s game” – 81 views

I only made 28 new posts this year. This has always been my slowest blog, and as I find myself not playing games much, it obviously slows down much more.

I thought it’d be neat to show my views per year. I started this blog in June 2012, so let’s start the data with 2013.

  • 2013: 6,858
  • 2014: 7,891
  • 2015: 4,027

Click here to see the complete report.

2014 in review for Polygons and Pixels

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

It’s nice to see that things are relatively “on target” with engagement in interesting places. The strange tale of “bob’s game” is still my most popular piece, but I also got a lot of traffic from goofans.com about World of Goo because of Backing up Android’s World of Goo saves.

Click here to see the complete report.

Of Polygons and Pixels

Welcome to my new blog, Polygons and Pixels! I enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts but found that my catch-all blog, WebPageless, covered a spectrum that was too wide. After creating Kor’kron 501st for covering World of Warcraft (and other online RPGs), I found that I really enjoyed having a dedicated blog. I also cover iPhone and Android games (and sometimes PC games) for Game Boyz; however, I don’t have full control there. The reviews follow a formula and must include point values. That’s not always for me. Thus, Polygons and Pixels was created.

Really, it comes down to one simple fact. I wrote a piece about River City Ransom, and I needed somewhere to put it. Expect it on Polygons and Pixels soon.