Predictions 2012

Each year on my blog I like to predict what will happen in the coming year.  I’m breaking my predictions into categories, just so I don’t overload on one type.I Invite my readers to make predictions in the comments.  Next year I'll check how we did.

Sports: UK basketball wins their 8th NCAA championship The UK football team will be no better than 7-5 and Joker Phillips will be fired

World News: Even though this is 2012, the world will still be here to make predictions about late next December I will go on a date this year (It is a rare enough occurrence that if it happens it will be headline news)

Technology: A passive 3-D TV comes out from a major brand (i.e. one with cheap glasses). Even so, nobody cares about a 3-D TV and they sell only because you can’t buy non-3-D TVs Google+ remains irrelevant but doesn't get shut down

Entertainment: The Hobbit will be the number one movie next year.  Battleship (Yes, a movie about a board game), The Bourne Legacy, The Hunger Games, Spiderman (Again?) will all be in the top 10.

Politics: Republicans will make gains everywhere, but... Barack Obama is reelected president

My Personal life: By year’s end I will derive more than 20% of my income from speaking. (Invite me to speak in your church please.) I will weigh less when writing 2013 predictions than I do today

Your turn. Predict the future in the comments.

Before & After

I hoped that my spike from "What's the baby using?" would translate in to more readers of my blog on a regular basis.  You remember this image from before: Before the spike

What I hoped was that a few people would read more of my blog than just the one post and maybe stick around.  "What's the Baby using?" is by far my most popular post ever, and I really improved my numbers, but it is well & truly over now.  I thought I would share my new stat graph before the spike disappears forever.

After the spike

The trend is not completely over, I still have never had a day when that particular post got 0 hits, even though my blog has fallen to 8th place in a google search for "what's the baby using?"  Tom Merritt mentioned it on Buzz Out Loud about a week ago (and Jason didn't know what he was talking about), and Len, the man who created the meme, himself commented on this post, and put an update on his site.

And there's this

Thanks to all of you who visited.

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What you People Come Here for (August Edition)

Here's the stuff you searched for to bring you to my blog this month.  Simply cut & pasted, no corrections.  This of course is not the complete list, but it is the stuff I found interesting or funny.

  • web junk blog
  • prop up peach trees
  • how to peach tree branches prop
  • "world gone crazy" -screaming -lyrics -a
  • jeremy begone (Should I be offended by this one)
  • prop up prach tree
  • how to grow a peach tree
  • christian fantasy football team names
  • peach tree roots
  • peach tree looks like it is going to break
  • fantasy team name funny
  • christian duty in voting
  • saying yes to jesus
  • growing peach tree from branch
  • so far as of today
  • the best commercials to memorize
  • over loaded peach tree
  • morality and marijuana
  • graduated from college +freaking out
  • jeremy tufnel
  • "episode iv is the best"
  • what does a peach tree look like
  • clean but clever fantasy football team n
  • how big do peach trees grow
  • what does a young peach tree look like
  • verycool jeremy
  • jeremy matheis
  • olympics youth ministry lessons
  • "don mathis" ohio
  • vikings fan fantasy football team name
  • how long will it take to die drinking
  • the world is crazy church
  • "what's the baby using?" - At least 20 variations on this one
  • sonya richards engagement ring - This was easily the #2 search of the month

Also this month, at least one person found my church website by searching "I love jeremy matthis"  That's not my name, but I found that very interesting

Best Web Junk (May 30)

I know this post is a couple of days early.  I'm in the basement til Saturday.  So enjoy the best of the web this week, and I'll post about my adventures on Monday. How Google really places map markers - via Digg

Find the Lizard - Here's the answer key - via Digg I wasn't sure it was there at first. But it is. And once you cheat, you can find it right away

Bacon Salt "Because everything should taste like bacon" - via @hangry

This video makes me certain that there is a God.