jcm Celebrates 1 Year!

104 Posts Later


In the midst of the buzz of the Vancouver Olympics, and following on the heels of Chinese New Year and V-day festivities, there is another notable, although perhaps somewhat smaller scale event occurring…jcm’s one year anniversary!

I take this moment to step back and survey the view on this first whirlwind year in the blogosphere. For many years I admired and enjoyed the outspoken thoughts of such bloggers and online community hosts as Malibran and the queens at Queer Opera Punks (now largely dormant), Aaron at AL&S, and La Cieca at parterre.com. Taking a page from their books, and a good dose of their inspiration, I launched jcm because I felt I too had something to say, with a unique perspective to offer, both informative and enlightening. It has proven to be a very satisfying creative outlet and communication tool for me.

Thank you for reading, commenting, and returning again! I’ve very much enjoyed connecting with you here…hearing reader’s perspectives, and getting to know other bloggers touting similar or parallel topics.

A Snapshot of Year I in Stats


Top Post:
The post with easily the most hits is Olympic Reigns Ending: Likelihoods or Naysaying? This issue clearly must have really hit a nerve with skating fans, and their searches!

Biggest Referrer:
AL&S
has been my biggest “Referrer”, thanks to Aaron’s “Blog Check” sidebar, noting the most recent post titles, and his periodic jcm post mentions.

Most Clicks:
The website link with the most clicks: Required Elements, in my “rink links” sidebar (with AL&S a very close second). The video link with the most clicks: the Duchesnays ’90 Worlds FD! Who’d-a-thunk-it?

Top Ten Search Terms (in descending order)
cheeseburger
Huh?! It was the nickname of my character in “Hair”: Berger
2010 vancouver olympics
— No surprise here!
drag me to hell
2009 Horror film directed by Sam Raimi
johnny weir boyfriend
Way more interesting (and elusive) than Evan’s latest
tara donovan
An American installation artist
michelle kwan
Only the most famous figure skater of the past two decades
adelina sotnikova
2009 Russian National Champion
no night is too long
2002 titillating BBC gay flick
elvis stojko
Really? People still care?
heidi melton
I’m very pleased people are getting Melton updates here!

Most Amusing or Curious Search Terms (in random order)
michelle kwan boyfriend
why did michelle kwan separate from lori nichol
johnny weir naked
johnny weir high heels
why did paris leave johnny weir
evan lysacek naked
evan lysacek gay
is yuna kim overrated
scott hamilton loves yuna kim
drag king workshop
hot glue and glitter
styrofoam
albino man
cow tipping

Some Overlooked Posts


Perhaps you missed these the first time around. They are some of my favs with just a few too hits.

Ode to “Home”
My musings on my apartment, and life in SF.

Know Thyself: Theatre as a Tool to Discovery
Just a bit about what theatre has taught me about myself.

The Best Things in Life Are Free
An international urban phenomenon dreamt up by an installation artist.

Pinch Me! A Diva Tale
My experience as Chauffeur for Anna Netrebko’s Violetta.

If music be the food of the soul…
My list of the most spiritually transformative classical music.

A Hip “Hop”: In Search Of
The tale of my self-guided SF art hop.

Schwanewilms. Schwane-who?
An introduction to german soprano Anne Schwanewilms.

What Next?


Who knows what bloggin’ the next year of livin’ will inspire. But, if it’s even half as enticing as what the past year brought, I’m sticking with this! Perhaps a new blog look is in order? We shall see.

I’ve periodically thought about specializing in one particular subject (ie: just skating, just opera, etc.), to try to attract a demographic or more followers, but that wouldn’t be true to me and my schizophrenic interests.

So, plenty of diverse events, shows, and life experiences linger, and just may inspire me to post: the Vancouver Games, Torino Worlds, the threesixty° production of Peter Pan, the SFO productions of The Girl of the Golden West and Die Walküre, my BIG four-ohhhhhh, and more!

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3 comments so far

  1. Laura on

    CONGRATULATIONS! Cannot wait for another year of interesting posts…

  2. Kristen on

    Congrats JCM!!!
    I can’t believe I’ve been so out of it that I missed prediction time. UGH! Well… I so enjoyed watching the skating last night and thought of you when I made up words to “send in the clowns” with figure skating references.
    this blog is SO FUN. CONGRATS!

  3. jumping clapping man on

    Thank you Laura and Kristen!!!

    Kristen…can’t wait to hear your “SinC” revised lyrics. Feel free to post them here for others amusement, if you like!


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