1 Year of High School Humor Blog

One yearIf you confronted me (Phil) or any teen in person, and said, “Oh, nice; you’ve now been blogging for a full year,” they/I would reply with a shrug, a noncommittal nod, or a very short vocal reply, such as “ye’,” “coo’,” “‘sup yeah,” “dude,” “‘k” or just simply “””. However, since this is a blog, I am allowed to actually acknowledge the fact that I have been blogging for one year.

That’s what this post will be about. If you care nothing about the people/person (Ted’s 5 posts to Phil’s-my-100+) behind this blog, or nothing about the blog behind this content, and only want “MORE BLOG POSTS. NEED FUNNY WRITING. OOH PICTURES. NOW!” then I advise you to check out the archives and click one post you haven’t read at random. (If you’ve already read all 119, now 120, and you are a teen, then you’ve probably already forgotten them and could do with some refreshing anyway).

First, a review of the posts:

Our most popular post was 3 Humor Blogger Interviews About High School That You Need to Read, mostly because of the traffic it received from those I interviewed. Otherwise, it was 100 Tips for the Substitute Teacher, which is also our longest post.

Our least popular post, by visits, was How Teachers Should Introduce Tests, probably because it was published back when the only people who read this blog were the oompah-loompahs, proof-reading their work (or at least that’s what I’ll tell myself, because that’s a much nicer alternative to: “Wow, dude. That post was…blaaarrggghhh [vomits]”).

Overall, High School Humor Blog published 127 posts, according to the WordPress Dashboard.

The comments:

High School Humor Blog received around 300 comments this year, which isn’t bad, overall. That’s 300 more than 0, and infinity times more (I think) than getting i comments.

We’d like to thank our 4 most frequent commenters (I don’t have the time to count the individual comments, but it’s pretty clear):

We’d also like to thank anyone else who took the time to comment. You have no idea how much it means (unless you blog, you REALLY have NO idea. Trust us).

Our most hilarious spam comment was up for grabs until I saw one that was entirely written in Greek, which took the cake. The only English words I could make out were the sort of words you’d only utter in a tavern of drunk ruffians at 1:00 AM, and even then you’d risk that one of them would pull out a bar of soap and shove it in your mouth.

Readers:

As of this moment, the most readers recorded by Feedburner is 187. Not bad, but not as great as I’d hoped. (I’m a teen, so my realistic goal was to have all literate people reading this blog by the end of the year. I hope that there are more literate in the world than 187, but on the upside, if only 187 people can read, I achieved my goal). Again, I want to thank you all for reading this, unless you are the oompah-loompahs (you should really click through to that link above, so you can understand this joke), in which case: get back to work, please. You’ve got another post due in a few days.

Special Thanks:

There are a few people/blogs whom without his/her/their help this blog would be about as frequently visited as Friendster. Actually, Friendster still has more visitors, but I’ll try not to remember that. These people are:

  • The Bloggess, who not only agreed to be interview (see our most popular post), but then also linked to the post, sending this blog more traffic in one week than it had received in the previous two months.
  • KauaiMark, who was the first blogger to allow us to write a guest post, and is really the reason our blog went from two random visitors a day to a whole ten readers (this was closer to the beginning of the year).
  • You, because you are reading/read this blog. Thank you.

People/Blogs we want to Thank:

While these people have not usually been in direct contact with either Ted nor I, they are still major supporters of our blog. The following blogs/people have linked to our blog without us asking or contacting them (either in a post or blogroll), meaning that our blog is either hacking into their computers and doing this, or our blog is not that bad. I like the idea of the rogue blog, sort of like a modern-day Frankenstein, but nevermind.

These are (I do not endorse any of the content, while I’m sure it’s wonderful, because I don’t have time to read everything ever written on these blogs, and I don’t want to get sued. But you should definitely check them all out, in thanks if for nothing else. They are part of the reason we have not thrown our computers against the wall after one year):

I am positive I missed at least one website that should be on that list, so if I missed yours and you’ve linked to this blog before (not after) this post was published, then send me an email and I’ll add you to the list.

Other:

Other stuff you might find interesting, or useless (in which case you can still read it, just consider it procrastination of actually doing something interesting):

  • This blog switched from Blogger to WordPress in the summer. It was head-ache inducing, but it was well worth it.
  • Our average posting schedule has become one post every 3-4 days.
  • The African Eagle can come to a complete halt in twenty feet after flying at a speed over a hundred miles an hour (bet you can’t remember which post that’s from).

I’m planning on making a few minor additions/changes to the current blog, which you’ll hear about more soon. Thank you for supporting this blog (unless you don’t support this blog, and are being forced to read this by the KGB for some unknown reason. In which case, thank you for at least reading this blog).

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Comments

  1. Augh! Congrats for a whole year of blogging!! That’s awesome! And well, by the way, I added your badge to my blog. Some of my followers checked this blog out and told me it was hilarious!! Keep blogging, guys. You’re really funny.

  2. burstoutinsong!!! says:

    well congratulations!!! (even if you did spell my name wrong, its ok i forgive you) can’t wait for all the laughter your future posts will bring! You obviously have a talent for writing and making teenagers laugh (which is pretty darn hard!)
    ~Abbey

    • It has been fixed. Wow, do I feel stupid. At least you know I am actually a teen, and not some robotic content producer incapable of error. I apologize for that mistake.

  3. Wow. One year. You people have no idea how long one year is. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8760 hours. 525600 minutes. 31536000 seconds. 315360000 milliseconds. That’s a lot, in case you were wondering. One friggin’ year. I congratulate you, not only on blogging for a year, but also maintaining your sanity with those oompah-loompahs. They drove me crazy. I hire them for one bloody afternoon, to…never mind. I’d get arrested. (Remember my hostage rope comment? Yeah, that’s what.) So anyway , good luck with your blog and the oompah-loompahs. I recommend keeping various torture…devices, just in case. You never know with them oomps. Yes, that’s their new nickname. You can thank me later. XD
    You’re hilarious, thank you for the mention in the post and Happy Valentine’s Day. Or Single Awareness Day, as us singles (Yes, I’m single. It’s just that I prefer to dump idiots than date them) like to call it. What’s really ironic is that even if we boost our spirits with Single Awareness Day, you can’t help noticing the acronym: S.A.D. Yup. You should write a post on V-day, by the way. It’d be really funny to read.

    • I meant to do so, but then I realized that yesterday was the one year mark. Besides, what teen has enough brains to remember to do something until after it happened? You’ll probably see a V-day post soon, though; thanks for the idea.

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