THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — It’s been a year since I started this blog and we’ve hit a significant milestone: 250,000 all time views. It is at this point that I need to thank you, the readers, for the success of this blog. Seriously, thanks for reading.
Okay, let’s get straight to the stats:
Countries: The USA takes a solid 50% of the views, with the English-using countries United Kingdom, Canada and Australia taking the next 25%. The remaining 25% is divvied up among over 100 other countries with Germany, Sweden, France and the Philippines leading with solid blocks.
Keywords: The winner: Jenna Talackova — the Miss Canada beauty contestant out distanced everyone by a wide margin. This also indicates the need to write stores on popular culture (beauty pageants) if one is draw traffic to the site. Also drawing big numbers was CeCe McDonald (self-defending trans woman now jailed), and Bridget Bonheyo (of VRS fraud fame).
Top Story: “Rapist acquitted in Sweden because intended female victim turned out to be transgender” https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/rapist-freed-in-sweden-because-intended-female-victim-turned-out-to-be-transgender/
Runner Up: Bridget Bonheyo and husband indicted in another VRS federal fraud case https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/two-people-indicted-in-another-vrs-video-relay-service-for-deaf-people-federal-fraud-case/
The Bonheyo story went “viral”. I didn’t actively “push” this story as I do with transgender topics — it ended up having a life of its own, going on and on and on.
Stories that usually don’t do well: Politics not related to transgender, LGB but not T stories, film making or movies topics, science and tech topics.
A story that died: Rick Perry: A night to remember https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/rick-perry-a-night-to-remember/
I really thought this story would do well — funny and cleverly titled. Nope. It absolutely died. So, I thought I’d bring it out and give it another go.
The Top Categories/Tags/Keywords: Transgender, Transsexual (No surprise!) Discrimination, Transgender Rights, Civil Rights.
The number of views, readers, shares continue to trend upwards in all categories. The number of posts I’ve written declined slightly due to the taking on of more difficult topics (more research and verification) and the time-consuming aspect working from gender- and pronoun-incorrect source material.
I’ve “killed” 6 stories that never went to press for varying reasons, including the lack of reputable sources. Only one story had a relatively serious error — I attributed an incident that happened in Canada to Australia, confusing readers on two continents for about an hour until I figured out the difference between .au and .ca ! Other than minor errors from sources, I stand behind everything I’ve written.
I also want to thanks readers for bringing to my attention vital information that would have flown under the radar if it wasn’t for their alertness.
Also, a tip of the hat to all of you that supported this site by purchasing a DVD. This is a never-a-profit blog, so any help with offsetting the cost is always cool! 🙂
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You do a great job of catching news that is trans related that is fresh. You post with little editorial comment, allowing us, your readers to draw our own conclusions. Congratulations on your success and thank you for your advocacy. Keep at it! (I intend to.)
“LIttle editorial comments” LOL! Sometimes, it’s really hard to bite my tongue!
Thanks for the kind words!
Thanks for doing what you do. You’ve become one of my main sources of information on trans issues, and I plan on keeping this in my RSS feed for a long time to come.