It’s all about statistics today, my lovely friends! (aka evaluating my shenanigans for the year) Welcome to Day 5! For today’s prompt on Project 14 Lists hosted by the lovely Shealea from That Bookshelf Bitch, I thought it would be fun to list down the major things that I tracked down for this year. Things can easily get jumbled if you’re an ultimate fangirl like me, especially when there’s just a lot of things to track and handle with your respective fandoms. Luckily, there is more than one way to do things.
I started jotting down my thoughts in January on Twitter by making a thread of threads, so I can also briefly say my feels about movies and TV series that I’m currently binging. I managed to track things down until November, but I gave up on it entirely after the amount of movies that I watched became too overwhelming. Despite failing, it was entertaining to see how the thread grew over the course of the year, and it inspired me to create this post as well. I originally planned to include these statistics with the posts that will go up in the next few days, but I reckon it’s more fun to see them side by side and see what I could reflect on. Now let’s break it down. Fasten your seat belts. This one’s going to be a bit technical.
Side note: My streak ended aghhh! A bit sorry for that but I was really blown away by yesterday. First, my brain just stopped functioning and went on a full – on wild party mode because my favorite anime *Haikyuu!! finally announced a fourth season! I was stuck in a state of shock and awe (and basically updated my socials with incoherent screaming). And second, our family had a personal celebration. Christmas is indeed going to be merry for us.
*shameless plug. Join the fandom.
Although I didn’t track all of the movies that I watched on Twitter, I did record all of it through Letterboxd. The only catch is: though Letterboxd sort off functions like Goodreads with it’s 5-star scale, I only use it for free. The stats are only available to users who pay for the premium membership, and I’m not about to cash in for a membership when I can’t even buy books. So I will have to ask you to bear with my own conclusive statistics. (Wow. I’ve really grown. I’m doing Math. Jk I used Excel.)
Total Movies Watched: 79
Average Rating: 3.8 / 5
Book-to-Movie Adaptations Watched: 15
Most Watched Genre: Romance, Comedy and Animation
Least Watched Genre: Horror
Overall Tally of Movie Ratings
5 Stars: 7
4.5 Stars: 20
4 Stars: 26
3.5 Stars: 8
3 Stars: 11
2.5 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 3
1.5 Stars: 2
1 Star: 0
Conclusion: I watched way too many movies this year. Way to go celebrate unemployment. This may or may not have been caused by my enthusiasm of having Letterboxd. I regret nothing though. I may have been a little too stingy with my ratings, but the number of movies having a 4.5 rating is already an indication of a good year for movies. We still have a lot more to go for 2019. Bring it on!
It was a lot easier to do stats on the books that I read this year because it can be done year round thanks to Goodreads. But a critical error of mine is that I didn’t exactly put in ~every~ book that I read. Nevertheless, I am already satisfied with the overall statistics that I managed to record. Now here are my statistics from Goodreads:
Number of books read: 29
Average rating: 4.0 / 5
Total pages read: 9, 512
Shortest book: 38 pages
Longest book: 512 pages
I had so much fun with the stats that I did for the movies I watched so let’s see what stood out for this year with books:
Most Read Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Least Read Genre: Science Fiction
Overall Tally of Book Ratings
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 20
3 Stars: 3
2 Stars: 1
1 Star: 0
Conclusion: I had a generally good reading year! I rounded up some of the books that I rated a 3.5 to a 4 because they’re awesome anyways and my rating system has a broad spectrum. Despite reading less, I can say that only having ~disliked~ one book this year makes it a win. Hoping I can add one final read in this mix to make my read count 30 and having read at least 10,000 pages. *wink wink* On the bright side, there’s a lot of leeway to be reading more in 2019, especially with all of the new Asian YA releases and reading challenges!! I’m downright hyped.
I didn’t fully commit to using an app or a website to track down the TV shows I watched so thank to bits that my thread on Twitter is the most reliable source there is. It’s not a lot considering my streak last year. But let’s see what we can manage to tally.
Number of Series Watched: 15
Total Episodes Watched: 330
Average rating: 4.5 / 5
Number of Western TV Series: 8
Number of Asian TV Series: 7
Most Watched Genre: Animation
Least Watched Genre: Thriller
Number of series started but didn’t finish at least one season: 5
Overall Tally of Series Rating
5 Stars: 7
4.5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 6
Conclusion: I’m generally gracious with rating series because I drop / avoid series that I know I generally won’t like. My time is too precious to loathe what can be avoided haha. Overall, it was a good year to be picky with the series that I wanted to watch. I blame Netflix for sucking me into binge watching the series available there. But I’m grateful for all the shows that I was able to watch this year because I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO BE WATCHING MORE NEXT YEAR. Imagine it people: Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Season 6, Haikyuu!! Season 4, Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3, and many more. It’s going to be a great year holy smokes!
As if the epitome of my trashiness hasn’t reached its peak yet, I also took note of my listening habits this year. Since I can’t live without music especially when commuting to the random places I went to this year, I used Spotify more often. What I like about the app is that they introduced this yearly feature called Wrapped, wherein they list a lot of random facts about your use of the app. Now according to Spotify:
Minutes Listened: 20, 292 minutes
Top Genre: Pop
Favorite Musical Subgenre: Dance Pop
Most Listened Artist: Backstreet Boys
Most Listened Song: Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) by Bleachers
Artist’s Star Sign I Listened to the Most: Gemini
Conclusion: Okay I’ll stop before this list gets too silly. Although inconclusive, Wrapped still did a pretty good job. Of course I have no idea how many hours I spent listening to music on Youtube despite the annoying ads but there’s no way of knowing that at the moment. (Backstreet Boys should have been higher jk) But generally speaking, having discovered tons of new artists for this year is such a feat! This is why I love making playlists so much.
Last but definitely not the least, I want to be personal and level with you as a whole. 2018 was ride when it came to book blogging. This is not about bragging or anything, but I want to be as transparent as possible with how I fared this year. I’ve had worst stats, believe me.
Blogging Stats as of December 23, 2018
Views: 4, 351
Visitors: 2, 659
Total Posts: 26
Total Comments: 259
Total Likes: 399
Total Followers on WordPress: 819
Total Number of Followers: 2, 039
Most Viewed Blog Post: Newt Day 2016
Main Viewers from: USA, Philippines, UK, Canada, and India
Conclusion: 2018 has been a better year blogging-wise. The disaster that is the existential crisis of 2017 has come to a close. I finally reached my goal of having 800 followers, which is honestly overwhelming. I want to thank everyone who follows this overly giddy fangirl, and your comments and suggestions mean the world to me. That being said, I know I can do better. I know I can contribute a lot more creatively and positively. I can crank up more than 26 blog posts. I want to finally feel worthy of celebrating blogiversaries. There’s so much more to do. I want these stats right now to be my baseline, and it will keep reminding me to be a better blogger, reader, and overall fangirl in this community.
And that’s it for today! Finally I can say that,
I really am trash 2018 has been a great year in general for this fangirl. While I wish I could have done more, I would not have asked for anything less. But I also believe that I can do better as a content creator. My head is just brimming with ideas that I want to explore – things I want to do to promote what I love. In 2019, I’m going to make a thread for threads again and I hope it will be even better than 2018. Bring on the new year!