Monday, December 24, 2012

TheBlackoutBlog's Top Posts of 2012

Between Miami, Paris, the Mediterranean cruise, Hurricane Sandy, and all those Grindr and Scruff convos, it's been a year of extremes for sure! But always a good story.

As we say 'good riddance' to 2013, I'd like to take a look back at the top blog posts from this year. First the top 10 posts written this year with the most hits, and then my favorite posts that weren't among the most popular.

For the 10 most popular posts, I had to do a bit of rejiggering. I guess y'all really liked my trips this year because a few of the posts with the most hits were multiple from the same trip. So for those trips that had more than one very popular post, I've grouped those together and counted them as one.

Here are the top 10 most popular posts of 2012.

black from Midtown all the way down (Hurricane Sandy)

Daniel Nardicio's 10 Rules for How to Get a Hot Guy!

NAKED HOT TUB! (Fire Island Part II + DR!P)

TheBlackoutBlog in the Huffington Post

Fun with Grindr & Scruff: Two Convos That Made My Day

daddy likes leather jock straps and poppers (White Party Palm Springs '12 Part II)
The Maverick Men grinning and pushing (White Party Palm Springs '12 Part V)

RECAPTION: Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 4, Ep 7
RECAPTION: Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 4, Ep 8
RECAPTION: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Ep 1

where to have public sex (La Demence Cruise Day 1)
some live, hot man-fucking (La Demence Cruise Day 3: Pompeii; Napoli; a live sex show with porn stars; and the Uniform party)

Fun with Grindr: a considerable social faux pas (Welcome to Asia)

TheBlackoutBlog's Top 5 Tips for Success on Scruff

As for the my picks, I was only going to do 5, but I didn't have a compelling reason to leave any of these out. While these posts didn't have extraordinary mass appeal, each one represents either a great memory or an accomplishment of which I was especially proud this year. Or both.

Here are (in no particular order) my 6 picks for posts in 2012.

Trans Remembrance Day Interviews with Monique Fontaine

next to me trading blow jobs (Fire Island Black Out [FIBO] Weekend '12)

RuPaul's Drag Race Reunion Interviews w/ Willam, The Princes, Sharon Needles, Phi Phi O'Hara, Latrice Royale, Milan & Chad Michaels

I'd work much better as bait (don't read this if you don't like stories about group sex)

Is this friend of yours going to expect payment? (TheBlackoutBlog Does Asia, Day 6)

Music Video: "Welcome to New York (Alroight, Miss Honey)" for the Gay Travel Guru Competition (NEED YOUR VOTES)

I hope you've enjoyed reading TheBlackoutBlog as much as I've enjoyed writing it. I'm looking forward to doing much more writing in 2013 and making some major life changes that will allow me to write more (here and elsewhere).

Thanks for all your support this year. Every time you read a post, make a comment, tell a friend or share my blog on a social network, you enable me to do more and move closer to my dreams. So keep it up!

Also, I really do love hearing from you guys (especially when a blog post was helpful in making a travel decision)! What were your favorite posts from this year? Leave a comment!

Click here to check out the top posts of 2011.

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