You may not have noticed, but we’ve been having some WordPress issues over the last few days that have caused vanishing posts and comments. The good news: We’re working on fixing it, and taking it slow to make sure things are done properly.
For the time being, I’ve been posting Star Wars news and links to Tumblr (see the news tag) and Twitter.
You’ll notice some other site changes as well, like the new template. All just a part of the troubleshooting process!
However, you’ll note we’re missing a good chunk of posts from January, February and March. (Considering we have nearly ten years of posts, two months worth isn’t really that bad.) I do have copies, and those posts will be restored once I’m sure the database is sound. The bad news? Those of you who follow us via the RSS feeds (Feedly, Livejournal, etc.) will likely be seeing duplicates of those post appear at some point soon, and some links may be broken in the process.
In any case, thank you for your patience.
Our own Paula has been highlighted by Her Universe for their Fangirl of the Day initiative!
James, Paula and I are all in Columbus at Origins for Club Jade’s annual JadeCon gathering, and blogging will be spotty for the rest of the week. Or at least until my laptop power cord arrives. (D’oh!) There will be tweeting, but that’s about it unless something absolutely earth-shattering comes down the pipe. (Did I just guarantee that something absolutely earth-shattering will break? If so, you’re welcome.) We’ll catch up on Monday. Mondayish.
If you’ll excuse a bit of a housekeeping post this morning, I just want to point out that we have a new site FAQ. Some of the content is from our old, desperately outdated FAQ, but for the most part it’s brand new and completely revised.
It explains our policy on Episode VII rumors, where we get book release dates, that whole pineapple thing, and perhaps most relevantly, our comment policy.
Since we know that this embarrasses her beyond belief, I’m going to jump on here to say congratulations to Club Jade’s own Dunc for being selected as a Her Universe Fangirl of the Day!
My favorite part of the write-up:
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“In space, no one can hear you LOL.”
Club Jade knows who has made this site great, and that’s Dunc. Thanks for all you do setting the example for how women can navigate fandom with fun and class (and snark).
Don’t forget to check out the other Fangirls: Grace, a Star Wars and Doctor Who fan and blogger, who is one of the founders of the Lakehouse Forums, was the first Fangirl of the Day.
And leading into the Fangirl of the Day posts have been some introductions of the contributing team: Lillian Skye, Erin Kelahan, Victoria Schmidt, Amy Ratcliffe, and Tricia Barr.
Grace and Lillian might be familiar faces to Her Universe fans on our blog, since they were in the HU fan photoshoot at Celebration last year. Keep watching the Fangirl of the Day blog for more stories from the fandom community!
With things being so busy lately, I admit I’ve been dragging my feet on doing this post. However, the news is good. No, we didn’t have any overwhelming Vin Diesel incidents, but the numbers came out comparable to 2011 – 459,317 pageviews and 299,400 visits. It’s slightly less, but if you discount the extra boost that Vin’s Redditing gave us, it still shows real growth. Our daily average is 1258 pageviews and 820 visits a day.
Our biggest day was October 31, the day after the Disney sale was announced, with 3961 pageviews and 2232 visits.
Below the cut are our most-visited posts, our biggest referrals, and the top commenters of 2012.
And for the last day of Celebration VI – more photos! The Sunday edition of photos from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando. We’ve got some of the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, Sunday’s Bounty Hunt, me in the Random House Audio booth, and hanging out after the close, and of course, random costumes and coolness.
And if you missed them:
We’re at Origins, or otherwise busy. The Tumblr is locked and loaded. Talk amongst yourselves.
I’ve been on Tumblr for a while now, but somehow Friday’s stirring GIF party disappointment ended up with me creating a Club Jade Tumblr. I know! This is madness!
Fear not – most of the stuff I’ve been posting so far aren’t really things that would make it all the way to the blog in a timely fashion, and more stuff from the blog will make it out there throughout the week.
But, of course, I blame Stooge.
It’s looking like another slow news day around these parts, so let’s chat. Ask me anything. (Even if it’s not Star Wars! Why the hell not!) Share something cool. Discuss. Whatever! Let’s chill.