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Best Comic Book – Hawkeye
(followed by Saga and maybe New 52 Batwoman too)
Best Blog – Super Punch
(with Marginal Revolution and Screenrant also getting worthy nods)
Best Music – we’ll ask Last.fm ———–>
(which is plugged into my Spotify and probably knows my music tastes from the year behind better than anything else)
Best Friend – Jennifer Miller
Best Place – Venice
Best Fancy Dress – Wolfmother
Best Film – Skyfall
(followed by Looper and Avengers)
Best Play – Hedda Gabler
(it was SO good)
Best Musical – Sweeney Todd
Best Premiere – Dark Knight Rises
Best Book(s) – Done that already (what’s yours?)
Best Day – August 17th
(I found out I won my first pitch for the big O just I was boarding a flight to Cape Verde for a (well-deserved) holiday with the girl; it was perfect timing. December 30th comes in a close second, see next item)
Best Celeb Spot -Â JOHN LANDIS!
Best Event – TEDxObserver
(small mention on Five Things, but I still have ALL my notes to write up)
Best Coffee – Foxcroft & Ginger
(with an honourable mention for Taylor St. Canary Wharf)
Best Presentation (that I got to give) – Word of Mouth Marketing at SOF, Slovenia
Best blog posts (according to stats)
- Marvel: Disassembled
- Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
- On Facebook? I can see your private messages
- DRIVE (posted last year, but still top-billed)
- Review: Skyfall
Best blog posts (according to opinion)
- Current attempts at television-based social media integration are failing, hard.
- the pressure of immediacy
- Never-ending enjoyment (for a limited time only)
- 2013 Social Media Predictions
- In defence of Superman Returns
Best overall stats – Jetpack did that for me
Best New Personal Projects – Five things on Friday and The Voicemail
Best Blogger Engagement – Tsingtao, Motorola and Visit Switzerland
Best Food – Spuntino – I love it there
(Hakkasan comes a close second)
Best App – Paper by Fifty-Three (example output)
Bit of a random list all in all, but hey – it’s my list and I can do what I like. This past year has been an astonishing year for stats and stuff, YOY growth has been mental –
I’m putting this down to two things. First, a solid commitment to blogging; this year I published 164 new posts. That works out at an average of just over three posts per week. Having blogging projects to work towards helped with this a lot. If you’re looking to grow your readership, I’d recommend this.
Second, StumbleUpon. This year, I started sharing my links to the social/interest/serendipity-led search engine and my YTD referrers put SU in at the number two position (with Search coming first and Twitter coming third).
Finally I put a lot of my 2012 reflection stuff into my last Five things on Friday post so, instead of going over similar ground, I just want to say a big thank you – all of you – who have stopped by to read, comment on, or share anything you’ve found on this here blog of mine.
I really, really appreciate it.
Happy New Year to you and I’ll see you in 2013!
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