Monday Musings 04/01/13 – The 200th Post!

Wow! It’s hard to imagine but I’ve already reached 200 posts! Still behind on my reviews but I’ve kept my promise of something new everyday. The beautiful thing that I love about running a blog, besides interacting with fellow comic lovers such as the ones reading this message right now, is the control. I love tweaking things and I like being able to make my own decisions. That’s probably why my short little stint on The Artifice didn’t work out all those months ago. I’d rather be happy doing something smaller than not enjoying what I’m producing for a larger audience. With that said, I’ll probably be doing a little tweaking in the coming weeks so stay tuned. Also, this will be the last edition of Monday Musings. The essence of this piece will still carry on but under a new title. What will it be? Find out next week. Here’s to the next 100 posts…and beyond!

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Previously On
Comic Book Rankings: 03/21/13-03/27/13
Retroactive: Detective Comics 1958 & Amazing Spider-Man 1982
#Trending In The World Of Comics: 03/22/13-03/27/13
The Comic Connection: Issue #5
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions: 04/03/13
Covers of the Week: 03/27/13
The Comics Rundown 11/28/12: Part 2
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spotlightsThe Character Spotlight

This week it is DC’s turn. Recently he’s made his grand entrance into the New 52 and is looking to make the Flash’s life miserable yet again. That’s right, I’m turning the Spotlight on the Reverse-Flash. If you missed any of the previous entries, click on the following names to be taken instantly to their respective entry:

Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
Issue #3: Ocean Master (Orm)
Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Issue #7: Count Vertigo (Werner Vertigo)
Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer)
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7 thoughts on “Monday Musings 04/01/13 – The 200th Post!

  1. Congrats for your 200th post!!!
    Also, I wouldn’t define your audience as small: you’ve got over 700 followers! It surprises me that, among them, only about 3 or 4 leave comments: why are they so shy, in your opinion?
    Also, could you tell me how many visits do you get each day from Italy? I’m curious to know how many times I connect to your blog each day.
    Talking about my blog, well, I write much less posts than you (only 3 in the whole 2013), I’ve got much less followers (only 41) and I probably receive much less visits (147 in January, 134 in February and 103 in March), but I’m very proud of my results.
    When I started blogging, only my friends were reading it, none of them used to leave comments, and sometimes I didn’t receive a single visit for an entire month (it happened in June, July, September and November 2011).
    Now I get dozens of visits each month from all over the world, I receive comments from people I don’t know in person, and from what they write in those comments I understand that, even if we don’t know each other, my posts created a connection between me and them, because it made them think about something they hadn’t noticed, or simply because it made them pass a quarter hour of relax. This is a priceless satisfaction.
    My visits decreased in the last months because I leave much less comments, so much less people get to know me. I can’t start leaving dozens of comments each week again (as I used to do last year), because now I’m too busy. And, even if I weren’t so busy, that wouldn’t change the situation very much, because a lot of nice bloggers retired in the last months, and now most of the comic book themed blogs are run by people who don’t reply to comments, so why should I waste my precious free time with those bad mannered bloggers?
    Luckily you didn’t retire, and you kept the same passion and enthusiasm I perceived from your very first posts. Your blog didn’t die, and it has even improved with time: not only because of the Retroactive section (which I consider your biggest stroke of genius), but also because of other interesting ideas you developed, like the Character Spotlight.
    I do hope that the success your blog is already having will become even bigger in the future: I hope that one day some people will pay you to advertise their products on your blog, some creators will leave comments about what you say about their works and you’ll be hired as a professional reviewer by sites like Comic Book Resources. That day, I will be able to say “I used to follow that guy from his very first post.”

    • “Congrats for your 200th post!!!”
      And thank you for being such a huge supporter!

      “It surprises me that, among them, only about 3 or 4 leave comments: why are they so shy, in your opinion?”
      I guess it takes too much time to write something? I don’t know…

      “Also, could you tell me how many visits do you get each day from Italy? I’m curious to know how many times I connect to your blog each day.”
      The last 30 days I got 614 from Italy for an average of 20 per day.

      “I understand that, even if we don’t know each other, my posts created a connection between me and them, because it made them think about something they hadn’t noticed, or simply because it made them pass a quarter hour of relax. This is a priceless satisfaction.”
      So true. Consider me a follower. Just found a place I can translate Italian to English so I can enjoy your writings!

      “I do hope that the success your blog is already having will become even bigger in the future: I hope that one day some people will pay you to advertise their products on your blog, some creators will leave comments about what you say about their works and you’ll be hired as a professional reviewer by sites like Comic Book Resources. That day, I will be able to say “I used to follow that guy from his very first post.””
      That made my day! Thank you so much. May we stay connected through comics for many years to come! 🙂

      • ” Just found a place I can translate Italian to English so I can enjoy your writings!” Google Translate does an excellent work in translating from Italian to English. There are people who translated and commented some of my articles YEARS after I posted them!
        “May we stay connected through comics for many years to come!” I hope so too. Thank you for your compliments and for your replies! : )

  2. Wow congrats on your 200th post and keeping up with your daily postings. You’re a one man blogging machine! There’s always something new and interesting on your blog. Wish you continued success and fun!

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