Can you believe it? We are at the end of 2021, and it’s time for the roundup again!
If I have to give one word for this year, it would be: lockdown. We are currently in lockdown again in the Netherlands, and even though this hadn’t been the status for all of 2021, it sure feels like it. I can count the days I have been in the office this year on one hand!
But, this post is not about Covid, but about statistics! This is the seventh time I share the Wicked Wednesday numbers, as I am a lover of statistics!
In 2020, I started showcasing the sites of regular contributors on a separate page. I aim to update this page once every quarter, but in the recent months haven’t gotten to that. However, this list is now updated. If you have linked only one post in 3-4 months, your site might not show up here, depending on how much you have contributed before that.
If you think your site should be on the list and it’s not, please let me know! Just click the envelope in the sidebar.
Weekly top 3 roundup
Once in about 3 months, I check my list and ask people to do the weekly roundup for a specific week. I am always looking for volunteers, whether you contribute to Wicked Wednesday or not. If you want to do the roundup, please contact me. The envelop in the sidebar will take you right to my email!
The stats for 2021
Last year I changed the way I do the stats, only showing the names of those who have linked at least one post in the past 6 months.
So, let’s get on with it!
(Note: In all the tables 2012, 2013 and 2014 are not shown, but those numbers can be found in previous roundup posts.)
First, last and best
This table shows the accumulative numbers from the beginning of the meme.
|Since beginning of the meme:||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Total number of prompts||187||239||291||343||395||448||500|
|Number of players||226||275||309||354||404||444||462|
|Total number of posts linked||3893||4882||5840||7035||8402||9818||10845|
|Highest number of links for one week||47||47||47||47||47||78||78|
|Lowest number of links for one week||12||12||12||12||12||12||12|
|Average number of posts linked per week||21||20||20||21||21||22||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||53||52|
|Number of players||98||110||96||114||138||134||69|
|Total number of posts linked||951||989||958||1195||1477||1305||1027|
|Highest number of links for one week||28||30||25||34||38||78||27|
|Lowest number of links for one week||12||12||12||14||20||14||15|
|Average number of posts linked per week||18||19||18||23||28||25||20|
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 2021 (those are in italics). Blogs that were in the top 10 in earlier years, but have not linked since prompt 470 (June 2021) are not on the list. All others that have been in the annual top 10 before remain in the table.
Now, as of this year, people were allowed to add two posts from their blogs in one week. In total, 11 bloggers have used this option, when they had something to share off-prompt, and something on-prompt.
|Name of blog||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|F Dot Leonora||52||52||52||52||46||52||51|
|Corrupting Mrs Jones||5||0||1||0||9||40||44|
|A Leap of Faith||0||0||0||3||6||17||39|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||0||0||0||0||0||39||33|
Top 10 players (still active) since the beginning of the meme
It won’t surprise you 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 added the most links to Wicked Wednesday since the beginning of the meme, but once again, it only shows the blogs that are still active (= linked in the past 7 months).
|Blog name||Total links|
|F Dot Leonora||396|
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.
(Once more, you only see the active blogs.)
|Blog name||Total times linked||Total top 3|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||72||26|
|Pain as Pleasure||90||20|
|F Dot Leonora||396||17|
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 link||Total top 3||% in top 3|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||72||26||36%|
|Marsha Adams on Medium||27||8||30%|
|Mr E and lilly||18||5||28%|
|The Good Old Days||31||7||23%|
|Pain as Pleasure||90||20||22%|
|May More on Medium||19||4||21%|
|A Leap of Faith||65||12||18%|
|No Pants Endurance||42||7||17%|
|Posy Churchgate on Medium||18||3||17%|
Top 10 of top 3 mentions in 2021
Where the two tables above showed the overall top 3 stats, these below are only for 2021.
|Blog name||Linked in 2021||Top 3 2021|
|Life of a Kinky Wife||33||12|
|A Leap of Faith||39||10|
|Corrupting Mrs Jones||44||8|
|Marsha Adams on Medium||26||8|
|Dancer in Chains||32||6|
|The Good Old Days||9||6|
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!
Last, but not least
I feel like we haven’t had a 2021, as with Covid 2020 seemed to drag on into 2021. Two years in one, that kind of thing. But, the calendar says we are at the end of 2021, and tonight at midnight we start a new year. Here’s to a wonderful 2022 for you all!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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