Happy Unbirthday to The Learned Fangirl

An official Alice in Wonderland product of public domain material? The Red Queen would be so proud. A Happy Un-birthday to our blog!

An official Alice in Wonderland product of public domain Tenniel illustrations? The Red Queen would be so proud. A Happy Un-birthday to our blog!

Thanks for reading our The Learned Fangirl !

A year ago, we excitedly started this blog (three posts in a day? what were we thinking?), moving from our previously less structured blog format.

Who would have known when we started a year ago that our most popular blog post by almost a factor of ten would have to do with Doraemon — especially the innocent picture of exuberant future robot dog fun that somehow now is blocked by many filters? Or that people would be so interested in our conference presentations? We feel that our blog has truly arrived, considering we have received our first press release and request for an interview (and several “please add our app to your blog” emails).

During this year, we have written over 80 blog posts and had over 10,000 page views (though I must specifically point out that we don’t have Google Analytics-type statistics on readers’ time on the blog and pages read per viewer – Keidra). Proving the impact of The Long Tail, in an average week more than half of our blog posts are read at least once. We have also had almost 1,500 spam comments (not a typo!).

We’ve enjoyed what this blog has become and look forward to the next year. We plan to focus more on the experiences of girl and women fans, and the impact of the imploding of much of traditional journalism. In addition, we are lining up some guest bloggers, to help give a wider perspective on fandom issues.

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