Monday, January 02, 2012

BougieNation at a glance - Wrapping up 2011

It's time for our annual look back. What did we like, what did we learn, what do we look like - the entire demographic.  We had 272 posts this year and over 30,000 comments. Close to 1000 of you took the time to answer the survey. You are appreciated! Let's get it started with the most basic information.

We picked up 2% more men this year. We do love the fellas. 


We also aged. Last year the average age was age 37.2 years of age. This year we're almost 40. By the way, whoever the 14 year old is that answered the survey? Nah, young un - come back in four years. To the 75-year old - that's awesome. Speak up and say hey. We are evenly spread out across our 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s for the most part.

We lost our Asian contingent this year but were represented among all other races. We do, however, remain predominantly black and bougie.


We're still global! Almost the exact same country breakdown as last year:

Our largest US readership is in Texas and New York.

We did pick up a reader in Idaho but we lost our three readers in South Dakota. No one can skip over to Mt. Rushmore and read some bouge?


You all liked or loved almost everything this year but the hands down favorite posts this year? The Bougie Bachelor/Bachelorette Chronicles.

You would like to read more stories about:
We also had a lot of requests to hear more from Dr. Jayme. We'll see if we can get a regular column out of her this year. You still don't love my music shout outs or my movie reviews but you like when I pontificate on the random. Bless ya'lls hearts. 

We didn't have any suspensions this year but we did forcibly eject two people from BougieLand, never to be heard from again. 



The comments waxed and waned this year. Sometimes you were feeling it, sometimes you weren't. Either way, we generally had a good time. So out of all those 30,000 comments - who was our favorite BnB commenter?

Riley. Hands down. To the two ladies who asked for his phone number - the man is on Twitter. Get your DM mojo working and holla. Second fave was TiffanyNHouston. Followed by Cali & Roz tied for 3rd and AGrownAzzMan 4th & JaymeC 5th. We did have two people overwhelmingly voted least favorite and I'll reach out to both of them directly. Moving on...


This year's top 10 posts were:


In addition to the Bougie Bachelor and Bachelorette Chronicles, the other favorites "theme weeks" were Online Dating, Is It Wrong, After The Broom and Lessons Learned week.

The most Tweeted/Posted on FaceBook posts where the posts on Jalen vs. Grant, Alpha Females/Males and Ginger White. Interesting, don't you think?

It's been a good one. More to come! What do you think about the results? Any surprises? Thoughts, comments, insights? 

24 comments:

tiffanyinhouston said...

I comment for my culture and my people...LOL!

That being said, I would like to thank God, my husband and my mama for my silver medal in commenting!!!!!

When will I receive it in the mail, Chele???

Happy New Year, ya'll! Here's to another year of fantastic bougieness!

GammasWorld said...

Very interesting results.   That's all I've got. 

GammasWorld said...

you didn't thank "and 'nem" -- everybody has to thank ____ and 'nem  

TrulyPC said...

No surprises here.  I enjoyed BnB 2011 and I am looking forward to BnB 2012. 

Rubie said...

This is def my new fav blog that I discovered in 2011 I can't wait to comment more in 2012!!

ConvertingMe said...

I missed the survey. {insert sad face} I really need to pull my head out of the books and get off Twitter some days.

thinklikeRiley said...

*steps up to mic*
Ain't no party like a BnB party cuz a BnB party don't stop! I'd like to thank da voters, mama and dem, and all da li'l people who made dis possible. 
*sniffle*
I lub U.
*thug down*

Mykeia said...

Great information gathered...thanks for putting out the top ten posts, I forgot about some of them---Donny H. means a lot in this house. Looking forward to more BnB!

taut_7 said...

this all sounds about right. i'm a man who's under the average age and lives in a part of the country that doesn't seem to have that many readers. i do like state of the union posts.

GrownAzzMan said...

All I can say is I read BNB most mornings before I check the weather or my email. Chele and the commenters keep a brotha entertained. Looking forward to bigger things in 2012. Bougie wedding on the horizon?

GuessImJay said...

BougieLand has been good to me. Can't wait to see what 2012 is about.

keishabrown said...

LOL at trying to use the survey to get they mack on. 
I mean.. I aint mad though! LOL

Grace said...

Right?!
#thirst

Grace said...

Right?!
#thirst

OneChele said...

Yes, John and Annette will be married in the fall! ;-)

GrownAzzMan said...

Madame LeBougie with the deflection!

Leo the Yardie Chick said...

BougieLand is one of my places on the net where I just have to go daily. =D Thanks, Chele and all, for making this place so great!

michaeldavis said...

Why did the bros get the sad face on the #5 "want to hear more?"

sunt97 said...

Oh how I have missed being here.  Here's to another year of Bougie Success.

Peace, Love and Chocolate,
Tiffany

CaliGirlED said...

2011 has been a year that they could have kept somewhere! Whew!!! But with God's strength, grace and mercy, I made it through. I would definitely like to say thank you to my BougieLand peeps for keeping me in your prayers and thoughts and DEFINITELY for keeping me laughing when I wanted to cry!

So RozB we got the bronze yo! Ok we'll keep it at my house, but it will be like it's both of  ours. Kay? Smooches!!!

CaliGirlED said...

Oh and Chele, your Globalness, you ROCK!!!

OneChele said...

*waves*

Josh said...

Hi, I'm Josh in NOLA, I've been reading for awhile but haven't commentted, I did do the servey.  Love the blog and will try to de-lurk a bit more often in 2012. 

OneChele said...

Welcome out of lurkerville!

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