Top 5 posts on The Randy Report this week

The top 5 new posts on The Randy Report this week:

In case you’ve been busy this week – and who hasn’t??? – here’s a little cheat sheet on what The Randy Report readers clicked on the most. Click on the links below to catch up 🙂

Happy Sunday, kids!

5. 50th Birthday Bowling Party!

4. Rehearsal: CHICAGO the Musical at the Hollywood Bowl

3. Steve Grand celebrates success of “All-American Boy” video with LIVE performance

2. Rugby star George Burgess’ naked pics go viral on the internet

1. A note to George Zimmerman – “Enjoy your freedom”

The first year ends here at The Randy Report

Well, as 2011 draws to an end in a few short hours, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who comes and reads my rants; listens to my eclectic choice of music; finds any bit of enlightenment or news; laughs, cries or finds some  inspiration in the stories that cross The Randy Report.  
And of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my public obsessions with Joe Manganiello and Ben Cohen 🙂
It’s been an amazing first year.
My first month I had 3,000 hits here at The Randy Report.  Just under a year later, the stats counter shows 53,509 hits for December!  
For the year, you guys hit me up 282,537 times.  Seriously – all of you – you rock.
The top viewed posts of the year – appropriately – are a mix of politics, music and just plain funny.  
My post on Ben Cohen retiring to fight bullying was the #1 post.  
Olivia Newton-John celebrating NYC Gay Pride as marriage equality in NY state passed into law was also at the top of the chart – a perfect combination of all things Randy Report.
Also, the funny photo of the lazy neighbors Christmas decorations was also near the top.  Ah, comedy!
In addition to The Randy Report, I was lucky to be picked up for many articles by LGBTQnation and other news aggregators, which was very flattering (“you like me! you really like me!”).
AND I wrote three magazine cover stories for QVegas Magazine, the largest LGBT magazine in Nevada.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy writing here each day.  And the fact that you all show up means more than I can truly express.

Part of my starting The Randy Report was a reaction to friends who would sometimes be surprised at not having a clear understanding of some current event.  And I realized that I wanted to help explain why some people stand where they do on issues, and what’s in play underneath the surface – especially regarding issues of equality.

I also like to entertain or make folks laugh, so a lot of The Randy Report is aimed at giving readers a break from the day, to “go elsewhere” for a minute.

Thank you very much for being a part of The Randy Report.  It’s much fun when you’re here.
See you all in the New Year!

Forward.  No fear.

The Randy Report – 3,000 visits!

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So I’m feeling very excited.

In less than a month of working on this here blog, The Randy Report just hit it’s 3,000th visit!

Thank you to everyone who stops by to reads my little rants, opinions and soapbox dance.

Please come back often. I hope to entertain and enlighten just a bit.