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Oppo year in review

Inspired by TAE, thus apparently indirectly by King TChalla, here’s my look back.

It’s perhaps hard to believe I only joined in July; I know I’ve been pretty damned noisy here. Twitter used to be where I would compensate for the fact that I almost never have anyone to actually talk out loud too, but after the 2016 election I got too depressed by the news to continue hanging out there, and while I begrudgingly joined Facebook in 2017, I’ve never been happy about it.

So Oppositelock has become my platform for wasting my time and yours too. Sorry not sorry.

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220ish posts later, my assessment: I started out with a bang, and it’s been all downhill from there.

My postest with the mostest (views, comments, and personal attachment) was my first here on Oppo: part 1 of my Jeep Experience series.

3000 views, 59 comments! This is easy, I thought. All I have to do is spend a few hours at the keyboard and the world will beat a path to my doorstep.

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The naïveté of callow youth.

The last 3 parts of that series combined got roughly the same number of comments and well under 1000 views. Nonetheless, they remain my favorite posts.

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My only post to break 3 digit comments was the open question: what would your million-mile vehicle be?

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That seems to be the trick to user engagement here: don’t spend hours researching obscure facts about Jeep history. Just ask a car-relevant question. Huh.

Before I learned that, however, my other long form content, which was quite the slog, was my series on the Jeep trucks of yore.

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Each post received between 1000 and 2000 views, which is definitely respectable, but only because I pimped them heavily during the Gladiator reveal and subsequent FP posts. I’m not too proud to toot my own horn; gotta get those worthless Internet karma points somehow.

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Astonishingly my informal series documenting my ongoing quest to end the plague of burnt-out brake lights hasn’t achieved the same level of engagement. Odd that.

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Anyway, thank you for letting me join the club, and while I make no promises, I hope to generate some more long form content in 2019. I suspect I’ll write a post about the various Jeep military trucks to wrap up that series, and I have a few drafts for the Jeep Experience that may or may not ever see the light of day.

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