admin Pronounshe/him Kindness Admin 6,865 Posted September 18, 2021 Share Posted September 18, 2021 Hi Popsters, happy one year I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for being part of this community. We've been live for a YEAR now, which is truly wild. This whole thing started, as many of you know, as really basic forum for some charts people to interact. It grew and expanded a few times and now we're still around 12 months later. The memes, games, debates and even drama have been really special and I am so grateful we've been able to have them. Absolutely massive shoutout to our team members, in particular our mods who have kept this site functioning and growing ( @SLAG,@Dirkje, @Bakugo, @Sir.Sim, and @joesuda). You are the best. One year is a BIG DEAL, so congrats to ALL of us, both new and old. Please share some of your favorite moments of the past year below! Stats from year one 3,149 topics have been created 242,408 posts have been made 1,873 personal messages (I haven't read a single one) 402,478 reactions given 711 members 44,017 unique visitors 2,506,635 page views 15:40 minutes avg visit length 428,000 views via Google Search 26,700 clicks from Google Search Top 5 reactions like/dope/etc 32.9% lol 31.1% yaas, Gaga 19.1% thanks 4.5% shook 3.5% Favorite Gaga Albums Born This Way 26.34% ARTPOP 18.54% The Fame Monster 16.10% Chromatica 12.68% Joanne 5.85% The Fame 4.88% A Star Is Born 0.49% N/A :( 15.12% Top 5 Countries (for all visitors) United States 28.81% Brazil 9.68% United Kingdom 5.25% Canada 3.97% France 3.93% Most farming reputation points @Delusional 24,556 @Fame Romance 21,404 @Established Legend 15,790 @BenG 15,050 @Bakugo 13,368 @Twitter 13,046 @Sir.Sim 11,966 @Miaou 11,841 @Andreu 11,712 @donatellab 11,072 New name? POPa911 forever 56.3% Something Gaga-y 25% Something else 18.8% The future Personal time: this spring I had a very serious and unexpected loss in my immediate family. It has been the worst experience of my life. I took a long break from the site (and all aspects of my life) and have only partially started to return more to normal. I'm sure you all have noticed that. I'm not sorry for this, but I do recognize that the site has been in a decline over the last 6 months. I'm so grateful to everyone on the team and all the popsters who have kept it going and continued to create topics, engage and amp up our social media accounts. Moving forward, I think we have a lot of potential to grow. It's going to be a slow process and it's going to take everyone here to help make it happen. I'm going to outline where I see us going over the next several months, please let me know your thoughts. I'm excited to start to more seriously get back to the site and start building up. This week: Later today: our new reactions shall launch are live! There are a few more which will be added in the coming weeks, but these were handmade for us by the incredible artist @MilkywayArtcheck out their instagram and give them a follow. Later today: the emojis that won a contest back in spring shall launch are live . Maybe even @Delusional's bird, who knows. I'd like to have another contest focused on the holidays entering into October. End of the week (aka next weekend): Site redesign. This is going to be a multi-factored process, but the homepage is getting an entirely new refresh and approach and we're slowly going to start broadening the site to be more inclusive of other pop stars. This will be a slow process. Later this week: With the redesign we're going to start sending out newsletters to members that have signed up for them. The first will be a come back and celebrate the anniversary with us and the new design. Also will be running some ads and social media to go along with it. This fall/winter: Refactored team. Right now we have our mods, community leaders and gaming leaders. Moving forward we will have mods and other groups which have certain focuses. Those will include games, social media users and editors. As demanded by our poll a few weeks ago, a fully refreshed gaming section on the site along with a way to recognize top finishes in our top games. We will start publishing official articles. This will largely be Gaga news, major pop star news and (I'd like) weekly chart updates. I'll have more info about that in a bit. I want to make sure we have a group who are able to write timely news with excellent grammar, some wit and charm. Expanding into reviews and other editorial pieces also makes sense. There's more than this, of course, but this is the big stuff. I love you all so much. Thank you for an amazing year and I really can't wait to see where we go in year two. xoxo, Admin 2 3 6 18 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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