It’s that time of year again, where I look back at the Wicked Wednesday year, and share different statistics. Every year, since I first did the roundup in 2015, I am excited to see how the numbers work out. To be honest, in 2020 I lost a couple of contributors, but despite that, Wicked Wednesday flourished and so many good posts were shared.
An own domain
This has also been the year in which I have finally moved Wicked Wednesday to its own domain. It started out on my blog, Rebel’s Notes, in 2012, but by the end of that year I had moved it to a subdomain. One thing that I couldn’t do is to put a SSL certificate on the subdomain, unless I was willing to pay quite some money for it (restrictions of my host). This meant the site was not secure, and people were alerted to that.
A couple of months ago I decided to register a domain for Wicked Wednesday, and at the same time I changed over to a new theme, after using the same one for years. And, as they say, the rest is history!
A new list
In the past, I had a list on the site with links to the sites of those who have linked to Wicked Wednesday at least once. Somewhere through this year, I removed the list, as I no longer felt comfortable with it. It was only when Missy mentioned that she had done a list for the Tell Me About site that I realized I still had to put the list back.
I got working on it, and that list went live this afternoon, showing those who were frequent contributors in the past 3-4 months. I will be reviewing this list every 3-4 months, and add those who have started linking (again) or remove those who are on a hiatus or have stopped blogging. This way, the current and active players will always be on the page.
The stats for 2020
Just like other years, I am excited to do the stats, but as from this year, your name will only appear in the stats if you have linked a post in the past 6 months.
So without further ado, the stats for 2020!
(Note: In all the table 2012 and 2013 are not shown, but those numbers can be found in previous roundup posts.)
First, last and best
The best prompt for the year was number 400 where 78 posts were linked!
This table shows the accumulative numbers from the beginning of the meme.
|Since beginning of the meme:||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Total number of prompts||135||187||239||291||343||395||448|
|Number of players||180||226||275||309||354||404||444|
|Total number of posts linked||2942||3893||4882||5840||7035||8402||9818|
|Highest number of links for one week||47||47||47||47||47||47||78|
|Lowest number of links for one week||12||12||12||12||12||12||12|
|Average number of posts linked per week||21||21||20||20||21||21||22|
Numbers per year
Where the above table showed the total numbers from the beginning, the table below shows the numbers per year.
|Total number of prompts||52||52||52||52||52||52||53|
|Number of players||107||98||110||96||114||138||134|
|Total number of posts linked||1065||951||989||958||1195||1477||1305|
|Highest number of links for one week||30||28||30||25||34||38||78|
|Lowest number of links for one week||12||12||12||12||14||20||14|
|Average number of posts linked per week||20||18||19||18||23||28||25|
Top 10 (still active) players since the beginning of the meme
The table below show all blogs that have been in the annual top 10 since 2014, sorted on the top 10 for 2020 (those are in italics). Blogs that were in the top 10 in earlier years, but have not linked this year or are not active anymore, have been removed. All others that have been in the annual top 10 before, remain in the table.
|Name of blog||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|F Dot Leonora||39||52||52||52||52||46||52|
|Life of Elliott… Howie in Queensland||0||0||0||0||0||0||48|
|Corrupting Mrs Jones||3||5||0||1||0||9||40|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||0||0||0||0||0||0||39|
|The Raven Nest||10||2||8||12||6||1||20|
|Life of Elliott… and all that jizz||0||0||20||16||18||13||17|
|Author C.P. McClennan||47||29||24||10||3||5||13|
|Dr. J. Author||0||0||39||8||10||9||5|
Top 10 players (still active) since the beginning of the meme
It won’t surprise you that I have been keeping a list of every player for Wicked Wednesday since the beginning of the meme. I do it in Excel, and I wouldn’t have been able to do these stats, had it not been for that.
This table shows the blogs that have been linked the most since the beginning of the meme, but once again, it only shows the blogs that are still active (= linked in the past 6 months).
|Blog name||Total linked|
|F Dot Leonora||345|
|The Long Bean||289|
|Author C.P. McClennan||201|
Top blogs for top 3 posts since prompt 129
Up to prompt 126 I haven’t done a top 3, but as from prompt 127 I wanted to highlight the three posts that really touched me. For several months I did the top 3, but then started engaging others to do it too.
Below you find the total number of top 3 mentioned received per blog, from when we started doing the weekly highlights.
(For this table I have looked at all blogs that linked at least 5 times.)
|Blog name||Total linked||Top 3 total|
|F Dot Leonora||345||15|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||39||14|
|Author C.P. McClennan||201||11|
A more honest way to look at the top 3 is to take the percentage of posts linked that made the roundup. This table shows the top 15.
|Blog name||Total linked||Total top 3||% top 3|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||39||14||36%|
|Erotic musings, Poetry and Social Commentary||12||3||25%|
Top 10 of top 3 mentions in 2020
Where the two tables above showed the overall top 3 stats, these below are only for 2020.
|Blog name||Total 2020|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||14|
If you are not mentioned in any of the table above, but you have linked to Wicked Wednesday this year, of course I do have your numbers too. Want to see how you fared this year? Just get in contact with me!
Some changes for 2021
From the beginning of this meme, I have allowed only one post per blog, and later made an exception to allow one post by the blog author, and one by a guest writer. As from this year I am following the example of memes like Tell Me About and 4 Thoughts or Fiction, and allowing you to add two posts by yourself, as well as two guest posts if you are hosting a guest writer. Many times in the past year people have asked me if they are allowed to link more than one post, so there seems to be a need for this change in the rules.
Since this meme has now been running for 8.5 years, and we have already had 458 prompts, I think it’s time we start re-using some of the older prompts. Every 5-6 weeks a prompt from the past will be “revived”. Feel free to update your older posts and link them to Wicked Wednesday. One thing that will not change is that the prompt is never compulsory.
The last week of 2021
Here we are, on the last day of 2020, and I have a heading about the last week of 2021. The reason for this is that in the very last week of 2021, prompt 500 will go live.
I think it’s a bit too much to hope for 500 links, right? Only joking of course!
This is the perfect moment to thank all of you for your continued support. Spread the word about Wicked Wednesday, and let’s welcome a bunch of new players in 2021!
Last, but not least
All that remains is to wish you all a very happy New Year’s Eve, although some of you are already a few hours into 2021. All over the world 2020 turned out to be a year like none we have every experienced, and I wish for all of us that 2021 will be a lot better!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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