A year in review, the top 10 posts of 2010

Posted in General on 6 January, 2011 (08:34)

As well as my personal 2010 retrospective the other day, it’s time to look  back at the most popular posts on Tubbygaijin.co.uk of 2010.

10 – HG 1/144 Gundam Exia Review

An oldie but a goodie, my first ever gunpla review on the site still pulled in the pageviews some two years on.

9 – Attic Bedroom Renovation

3D plans for the attic bedroom we still popular, and the room even looks a bit like this now!

8 – BAKUC Gunpla Tutorial

Everyone loves BAKUC, and these videos are no exception.

7 – Manchester Zombie Walk 2009

Photos of when the dead walked the earth, or just Manchester.

6 – HG 1/144 MVF-M11C Murasame – Complete!

Transforming gunpla goodness!

5 – HG 1/144 GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser – Complete!

The mighty 00 Gundam review

4 – HG 1/144 MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame – Complete!

Classic, I love Red Frame and I’m glad other people do too 🙂

3 – HG 1/144 GN-0000 00 Gundam – Complete!

00 Gundam reviewed as a standalone kit fared very well!

2 – NG 1/100 GAT-X105 Aile Strike Gundam – Complete!

So what if it’s a no-grade, Aile Strike is badass!

1 – New Gundam — HG Kit reveals something interesting

And our winner! Although it’s actually a bit of a letdown. Looking at the ambiguous title I can see why it drew so many visits, even though it was just a post about Gundam Nadleeh’s shield. I’ve renamed it to GN Arms Type E HG Kit Reveals Something Interesting in the hope it won’t draw any more misleading visits. Pageviews were strong this year, and I hit the personal goal of 15k pageviews, building on the approximate 12k from the year before. I say approximate as I didn’t start tracking stats until mid 2009 – not really sure why.. when I ran non-blog sites I was so so methodical in checking the stats and now it’s a really improtant way to gauge the success of different types of content so I know what to write.

There’s quite a mix in the top 10, some old, some new. Two of the posts from 2009 managed to stay in the top ten with Manchester Zombie walk dropping to 7 while the HG Red Frame review has actually moved up a place to 4th! In total 4 posts from 2010 have entered the top 10, all were gunpla related.

What have I learned from this?

Gunpla posts are popular, really popular. For the new entries to net enough impressions to get into the top 10 against content which existed before and was equally popular is quite an achievement. It also makes me wonder why Gundam Factory isn’t really getting many contributors, and I think the answer is the personal touch. It’s great going onto portal sites and seeing lots of peoples creations all together, but it doesn’t compare to the insight you get into their methods and style from a personal blog like those of Busterbeam and Z.

Year ahead

Going forward I’ll continue to host my content on Gundam Factory, but bring it back here too. I’m also setting myself a challenge/resolution to post at least once a week. This won’t increase my post count – to the contrary, but this year i’ve had extended gaps of time without any posts at all, and i’d like to introduce some consistency and stability. Gunpla posts will continue as I have plenty of kits to build and i’ll also be exploring into writing on new subjects.

Finally, I just want to say thanks to everyone who visits Tubbygaijin.co.uk, it’s always a please to read the comments that get left, without you guys there wouldn’t even be a top 10 list 🙂

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

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