So the above quote – for the uninitiated – is from Seinfeld when George gets a massage from a dude. In the episode, the guy massages a few inches from “there” and George thinks it moves. Specifically, he says, “It moved! It was imperceptible but I felt it!”
Well, this year for OCTV, something moved but it was anything but imperceptible. Let’s get down to brass tacks. This is a graph of our monthly readership over the last two years:
As you can see, it has been quite the precipitous climb. October is typically a good month to gauge by because it has minimal breaks in programming, popular Halloween-themed episodes, and is the meat of the season for most shows. October 2010, we had about 6,500 pageviews. October 2011, it jumped to 26,000 pageviews. For October 2012, we had just short of 50,000 pageviews. And that is just one month. For the year, we had people view OCTV just short of half a million times.
The cocaine and stripper train doesn’t stop there. Our biggest day (almost 2,400 views) occurred during the fabled month of October and was thanks in large part to hockeybychoice’s always popular Weekly Gif Roundups.
This year, OCTV writers pumped out 531 posts. Considering most of our posts go up on weekdays, that is about 2 posts per day. That is pretty fucking prolific for a ragtag group of TV fans such as ourselves.
By the by, these stats and more are available here.
Here are a few things that have changed over the past month that you may or may not have noticed:
- A mobile theme – Visit OCTV on your mobile device and you will see a nice stream-lined version of shit we usually shovel straight on to your computer screen!
- More places to get your fill – We now have an OCTV Facebook page (go and Like it!) and an OCTV Tumblr. Currently, they just repost the things we post on OCTV, but we may find some other uses for them in the future. Plus it may fit better into your OCTV reading workflow.
And here are some upcoming things to look forward to:
- Some new visuals – Nothing set in stone yet, but maybe we can all talk our wonderful benefactor, SB, into an awesome new header when she has some time. I’m thinking it is about time for a new theme as well.
- Double infinity scrolling – Ok, technically it is just infinite scrolling, but double infinity sounded some much more Revengish. This one will come with the new theme since our current theme doesn’t support such killer features.
Finally, the reason all this stuff even happens is because of our readers. You guys are here, every single day, reading our stuff, commenting on posts, and spreading the word. We have what I consider to be a true community of people who LOVE TV and really want to show and share that love. I hope you guys enjoy this site as much as we do.
If you have a chance, let us know how your 2012 went and what you have in store for 2013! Comments are awesome!