Excluding posts written in 2012 (as, rather surprisingly, several of these garnered even more pageviews than things I wrote this year), in order of least to most popular, here are my ten biggest posts from 2013:
10. Sexism in Gaming – A Response to Gabrielle Toledano, 19 January 2013.
9. The Truth of Wolves, Or: The Alpha Problem, 12 May 2013.
8. On Grittiness and Grimdark, 3 March 2013.
7. Rageblogging: The Rod Rees Edition, 26 June 2013.
6. Dear Joss Whedon: STFU, 8 November 2013.
5. Mainstream YA Article Bingo: A Response to Laura C. Mallonee, 19 November 2013.
4. Reconciliation: A Response to Theodore Beale, 14 June 2013.
3. I Am So Very Tired, 4 October 2013.
2. Old Men Yelling At Clouds: SFWA Sexism, 2 June 2013.
1. This, Right Here, Is The Problem, 14 October 2013.
I’ve been angry a lot this year, it seems – but then, there’s been a lot worth getting angry about. I can’t believe that these are all things that happened in 2013 – at least half of these posts I first assumed were from 2012, but evidently not. It’s been a long year, is my point, and as much as the internet generally seems to enjoy it when I blow a gasket, I’d much rather have my pageviews drop in 2014 and write about stuff I actually like than spend most of it being tense and pissed off about the offensive witterings of strangers. Actually, I’m going to break my rule and make that a proper new year’s resolution: to write and talk more about the things I love in 2014, and not just focus on the bad stuff.
Damn. That almost felt cathartic.