November 2009 Recap and Contest

December 11, 2009 by admncc

I’ve learned a lot of blogging tips over the last year and a half from Extreme John.  And the one I most recently embraced was doing a monthly recap.

The Constant Complainer had a good month of November.  Here are some quick statistics:

Unique visitors were up 11%.  Total visitors were up 7%.  I’ll never post daily, but I managed to get 13 posts published.  The most popular post, both in views and comments, was “What a Strange World.”

Readers with the most comments were:

The web sites that referred the most visitors to us were:

Because recap posts don’t normally generate a lot of comments, as a holiday incentive, I’ll throw in a $25 American Express gift card and select one winner out of everyone that comments.  So leave a comment, suggest a blog for us to read, compliment one of our recognized contributors above, suggest a post topic, etc.  Thank you for your continued support…

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  1. Payson Web says:

    I like the idea of a monthly recap, keeps me from having to go back and look for something and reminds me to bookmark the posts that I felt had the most value for me. Good work guys, maybe someday I will get to be one of your top referrers.

  2. Zig says:

    I would just like to point out that NCD doesn’t have a job. That is the reason why he is always first in comments/opinions given. If I had nothing else to do all day than wipe my sons’ ass and surf the net, I would be #1 in comments/opinions given. He is such an egomaniac. It appears to me that NCD believes that people read this comment board to see what he has to say… Actually, he’s correct. Hard to believe, but I do look to the board to contradict everything he says. By being on the opposite side of every issue to NCD, I know I am being a moral, ethical and good humanbeing. So, in summary, I know I am always right, because he is always wrong! Now, give me my giftcard!

  3. I know Jacki and Deb are awesome and I’ll have to check out the others.

    I want to praise any blogger who can keep it up over the holidays. It has been very slow lately.

    Thanks for the shout and maybe you could post about a tacky Christmas decoration.

  4. MajorLeague09 says:

    Let me just say…this is what I look forward to everyday. I love checking to see what the latest post is and all the different comments. I love how peoples comments look at all the different angles. It lets me look at things differently and sometimes it has changed my mind. I’ve told a lot of people about this and if there smart they will be checking it out.

  5. TallElf says:

    Dear Constant Complainer,
    I have been a fairly regular poster this year. I quite enjoyed the Cellphone Shots, especially our addition from the Video/BaitShop on the fishing trip. I am almost curious if business picks up during the Holiday season for them, as Ice Fishing on that lake is quite common, and It sure would make time pass by a lot quicker in a fishing hut with one of those “nature videos”. Posting over the holiday time will keep reality in check, and I am sure that we will all have something to complain about to fuel the Yule Fire so to speak.

    To all the Elves,
    NCD, keep up the good work getting Zig riled up. If it weren’t for the sport, then the serious posts might get a bit stale all the time.

    Zig, keep it up and you might get a lump of coal… if so, could you forward it to the CC so that I can use it in my wood stove, as archaic is that is, my neanderthal needs shine brightly even with a power outage.

    CC you have opened my eyes to blogging and I might just have to think of something wise to say in mine…. and when I do, I will include your page on my blog.

    Timmy, although I only recognized your posts recently, keep an eye in your yard for Reindeer Poop, as I am sure you will have something wise to say about it in a brief, but abrasive comment. (you always have that family member at the dinner table who does something that makes you go.. OOOOOH… did he just say that. ) Now we have 2.

    To everyone else, may your stockings be carefully hung by the fire, (not to be confused with Tiger getting Raked over the coals). And have a Merry Christmas.

    BTW, Suggestion is for the most impractical Christmas gift you received… (Cell phone shots part 12.25.09)

  6. NeoConDon says:


    According to Zig, I’m a rich republican, so I probably don’t need the gift card. But, with the illegal health care bill tax and the illegal cap and trade tax, the gift card might come in handy with my four energy inefficient children. Since I’m a rich person with out a job (as Zig says), the massive tax increase might come in handy. After all, a year’s supply of food can get extremely expensive, especially since I’ve moved so far away from the super walmart. I wouldn’t recommend giving it to Zig since he’s a federal employee that is protected by his corrupt union. He can do whatever he wants, and he won’t lose his job. According to the USA today, the average federal employee makes $71,000 per year, while the average private sector American earns a mere $40,000. Did any of you know that congress just voted to give our federal “workers” a 2% pay increase…??? Must be nice to have a bunch of corrupt politicians in Washington voting for your pay increase even if the job you do is a waste of oxygen.

  7. Well, I have no political agenda to spout here or anyone to insult…can I still comment? 🙂 No, really, you guys brighten my day. The witty one liners Timmy comes up with, NeoConDon’s political angle for every single subject, Zig’s contradictions, and of course all the crazy jerk of the week candidates CC comes up with each week. We make a damn good team 🙂

  8. Oh, and my over use of the smiley face really brightens up the comments section, too 🙂

  9. Timmy says:

    TallElf- Glad that I could fit into this world in one way or another :0)

    CC- It was a very fun November. I haven’t posted as much due to the fact that I am once again a contributing member of society and that was the best christmas present of all.

    This is really the only blog that I contribute to. I love checking out what CC is currently being a whiny crybaby about(I keed, I keed). But in all honesty its the comments and back and forth fun that keep me coming back.

    I look forward to many more arguments. Happy Holidays to everyone, even Zig.

  10. Extreme John says:

    Whats up whats up baby! Big night tonight, got the UFC 107 fired up and ready to go. Pulling for Diego, Guida and Mir.

    Big thanks for the mention, I appreciate that. Now I just need to get you to do a few other things and this place will explode. 😉

  11. otin says:

    Sorry that I have not been around in a while, It is hard to keep up with everyone, especially at this time of year!

  12. Congrats on the increase in readership! It’s tough to keep the blog going especially at this time of year. I will go check out those other blogs you mentioned.

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  14. Zig says:

    NCD, I know you are not rich. Just the opposite. You are a lazy poorman! I only wanted to point out that you are a lazy poster who can post all day. You make your wife support your family of 6…on her teacher’s salary. I wonder why you support the rich man’s agenda though… The Rich Man’s club doesn’t allow White Trash. Give it up and start living your life! You will never be rich. You worry about money to much. You were born middle class, live as a lower class member of the working poor (your wife brings in her whopping teacher’s salary to support you and your brood) and you will die a pennyless fool! That illegal healthcare, of which you speak, is the only way will find any equal footing to the rest of the civilized world… Free healthcare will be your only luxury. You suck!

    Tallelf/Ebeneezer Scrooge, if I get a lump of coal…You can have it! Merry Christmas and stop living in the darkages… Spend a litle of that money you get from you job and enjoy some modern convienences. Any money you have and will have will be worthless to you when you die. Your son doesn’t want your money. And your wife will only find a better looking guy to help her spend your money when you die. Live in the here and now and save %10 for a rainy day! The rest will take care of itself..

    Timmy, right back at ya, Merry Xmas!

    Jennifer, Merry Christmas.

    It’s been a good and fun year for us all her eon the CC and I wish many more happy and healthy spirited debates to come!

    CC, Good night now!

  15. You make me famous, again! I didn’t know I get any hits, let alone provide referrals to other sites.

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