First off, Happy New Year to everyone out there. Everyone please be smart and safe while celebrating tonight.
It's been a good year for the blog, even if it hasn't been the best year for the Dodgers. Things look bleak for the Blue in 2012, but things will get better... eventually.
And thank you to all the readers of my blog. Since I started this blog in July 2009, I've not had more pageviews and written more posts than I have this year. Without the readers, this blog would just be a self-serving medium. I enjoy getting comments from people here or on Twitter and writing my opinion about the Dodgers. Here's hoping the blog can reach more people and can build a bigger following in 2012. With that comes the responsibility of writing better, more thought-provoking posts, which I fully intend to do.
This year also saw the blog partner with the Yardbarker Network. This helped increase the traffic exponentially. But also posting more, posting more quality and using social media also helped drive traffic to the blog. It's always nice to reach new readers, and I hope to reach many more in 2012.
Most-read posts for 2011 (according to Blogger analytics):
The Dodgers inexplicably trade away Trayvon Robinson - July 31, 2,312 pageviews
2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 50 prospects - Nov. 21, 1,345 pageviews
Gorman 'Griff' Erickson, the Dodgers' best catching prospect - Aug. 3, 1,321 pagviews
Prince Fielder is ripe for the Dodgers' taking - Dec. 29, 981 pageviews
The Dodgers need to trade Andre Ethier - June 20, 883 pageviews
So, here's hoping for a great 2012 on the blog and hopefully a surprising one on the field. Maybe Prince Fielder can deliver us from the certain evil of the 2012 season; but don't hold your breath.