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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Most Popular 'mitchmen' Posts of All Time - 2015

 
MCarcel - I am next


According to my Blogger 'hits' stats, Mike Carcel (A-Z posting)  remains my all-time most visited article. The posts in the table below are the 20 most viewed on this blog. Titles in the list link to the original posts. Please tell me if you have difficulty with any links

Posn
Last Yr
Title
Year
Total Hits
Increase
1
1
2010
14411
3950
2
4
2012
8940
2716
3
2
2010
8579
2121
4
3
2009
7952
1689
5
5
2009
7296
1362
6
6
2012
5584
752
7
7
2010
5142
1663
8
8
2009
4004
1067
9
8
2010
3726
789
10
11
2009
3633
1073
11
18
2010
3609
1465
12
10
2011
3567
965
13
12
2012
3470
964
14
13
2010
3271
860
15
15
2010
3135
791
16
14
2012
3073
714
17
17
2012
2985
786
18
16
2010
2934
634
19
19
2012
2792
707
20
20
2010
2758
790

If the "Top 20 Posts for 2015" was full of surprises, the all time top 20 is exactly the opposite this year. Unsurprisingly (given it's lead) my Mike Carcel A-Z article kept it's spot at the top. (thus giving me my annual challenge of finding a sample picture by him which won't frighten the horses too much! This year's features shaving).

 

The rest of the posts were exactly the same as last year with a little shuffling of the order, notably the A-Z article on Leo which rose from 18 to 11. Leo's whimsical, kidnap and bondage art is full of interesting ideas and it's nice to see him taking his place alongside the other greats. At his present rate of progress he may well rise a couple more places next year. Most other articles recorded increases consistent with their position on the list, although you can see there are a couple of ‘falterers’.

 

Mike Carcel's domination of this list seems unlikely to be challenged any time soon. He added 3950 to his hit count this year (compared with 'only' 2366 last year) and this figure exceeded the increases recorded by every other post. Priapus of Milet - 1 recorded the second largest increase with 2716 and rose to the No 2 position overtaking Malex and Franco.

 

There are no posts in the list later than 2012 but there are some interesting developments a little further down where Tagame has arrived at No 21 with  A-Z of Fetish Artists - Tagame (Part 1). The other 3 parts of this 2014 article also figure in the top 32 and several are likely to enter the top 20 next year, which is a tribute to the great man’s popularity. Representing 2013 is my follow up article on Mike Carcel which is at No 30 and making steady progress. The leading post from 2015 (The Art of Eddie Chin) enters the list at 85.

 

Two other older articles are now belatedly challenging the leaders. My 2008 article on Cavelo, Mitchell's A to Z of Fetish Artists - Cavelo has done well this year with 1195 hits earning him 27th position. I have now revised and extended it in response to this popularity. Another artist who I champion in this blog is Kalabro who enters the top 30 at 26.

 

The total hits method of assessing popularity is obviously biased towards older articles so (being a geek!) I also had a look at the total hits per month since publication -see table below. (Note:- In this table, multi-part articles are represented by the highest scoring individual post).


'Rate of hits'
Position
Article
Hits per Month
'Total Hits'
Position
1
A-Z Mike Carcel - 2010
212
1
2
Priapus of Milet -2012
199
2
3
A-Z Tagame (Part 3) - 2014
129
31
4
A-Z Malex - 2010
124
3
5
My Initiation - 2012
119
6
6
Art of Eddie Chin - 2015
106
85
7
A-Z Tom of Finland (Part 1) - 2014
99
42
0
A-Z Jotto - 2009
99
5
9
A-Z Franco - 2009
95
4
10
Art of Baron - 2014
78
41

Using this criterion the top 2 remain the same but Tagame appears at 3. Tom of Finland and Baron both figure in the top 10, which makes sense.  However, this method of ranking does favour these more recent, fresher works. For this reason I suspect the position of Eddie Chin will not be sustained in the coming year - although at the time of writing he's still going strong!

Martin of Holland, Teddy of Paris and Sean Platter also hover gratifyingly just outside the top 10, but this method penalises the oldest A-Z entries, notably letters A-G which were also much sketchier and originally had censored images. These were not up to the standard of the articles from 'M' onwards. I have replaced most of the adulterated pictures now and have revised and extended several of these articles this year (e.g. Adam, The Amir, Axel, Cavelo). That work will continue in 2016.

The articles I post to this blog are very much based on my own interests and fancies. My readers preferences doesn't always match my own (where are Etienne, Les, JoeT and Link?). Nevertheless it's gratifying to see this interest in the great artists who often have a fairly low visibility on the web. I am hoping to finish the remaining A-Z letters in 2016 and take in some more CGI greats.

 To see previous results click on the MPP label below

Thanks to all of you for your continuing interest and support.

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