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Best of the Blog 2016

Best of the Blog 2016

I’m gearing up for my end-of-year posts next week about my favorite books, movies, games, and songs of 2016. But for now, I’ll start with the most-read entries on my personal blog this year. It was interesting to look back at the stats for this year, notably because two of the most-read entries are also the […]


Best of the Blog 2015

2015 has been a really fun year for me to write this blog. Whereas last year I felt a constant push and pull between my personal blog and my company blog, this year they both cheerfully coexisted instead of fighting over my attention. If I didn’t have inspiration for either of them on any given day, […]


Best of the Blog 2013

It’s been an interesting year for this blog with me now writing two blogs, this blog 5 times a week and the Stonemaier Games blog 2-3 times a week. I’ve definitely enjoyed this as an outlet for my whimsical thoughts and ideas, and I’m so grateful for those who continue to be a part of […]


My Top 10 Favorite Things

My Top 10 Favorite Things

Tonight I had a really fun date that involved some discussion of our top 10 favorite things. Near the end of the date, we wrote out long lists of things that make us extremely happy (we decided to leave sexual things off the lists), and we narrowed each list down to 10 items. Below is […]


Best of the Blog 2012

Thanks to readers both old and new, the blog continued to grow in leaps and bounds this year (here’s last year’s entry for comparison). I really appreciate everyone who joined the conversation and those who just popped in every now and then. The following two lists are limited to entries I posted in 2012. Top […]


The 10,000th Comment

The 10,000th Comment

The goal of this blog, noted right at the top of the About page, is to generate conversation.  Thus my excitement recently when I noticed that I was rapidly approaching the milestone of 10,000 comments on my blog over the last 4 years. It’s just a number, but aren’t all milestones? I was in a meeting […]


Best Blog Comments of July 2012

Best Blog Comments of July 2012

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation that is this blog with their thoughts and insights this month. We are very, very close to our 10,000th comment here on jameystegmaier.com. We’re going to commemorate that comment (wait, why am I speaking in plural) with an in-depth analysis–yes, a full entry devoted to that one […]


Best Blog Comments of June 2012

Best Blog Comments of June 2012

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation that is this blog with their thoughts and insights this month. Here are some of my favorite comments from June: Let’s lead off with a great customer service story from Dawn on my entry about notaries: Every Sunday I get a bagel and tea for breakfast. I […]


The 5-Year Anniversary: The Georgia Peach

The 5-Year Anniversary: The Georgia Peach

Today marks the 5-year anniversary of this blog. That’s right, I started writing way back on June 5, 2007. I didn’t think I’d write much, but within a few weeks I was writing 5 times a week. That means I’ve written about 1,300 blog entries over the last 5 years. I used LiveJournal back then. […]


Best Blog Comments of May 2012

Best Blog Comments of May 2012

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation that is this blog with their thoughts and insights this month. Here are some of my favorite comments from May: Josh wins the Taking Science Fiction Seriously Award for this comment on my entry about how backwards time travel doesn’t work: You seem to know an awful […]


Best Blog Comments of April 2012

Best Blog Comments of April 2012

Thank you all who took the time to join the conversation this month, whether it was on the blog or in your personal life. I don’t track comments that you make about the blog in your personal life, though, so as always, I’ll be using comments from the blog to determine my favorites of April. […]


Best Blog Comments of March 2012

Best Blog Comments of March 2012

Yes, I cheated–I skipped the “best comments” post for February. These take a bit of work, and February had an immense number of comments thanks to the Tournament of Awkwardness. Plus, I wanted to leave some room for fresh content on the blog, and the tournament was taking up a lot of space. But I […]


Promises Kept, Promises Broken

Promises Kept, Promises Broken

I talk a lot about grandiose ideas on this blog, but I have to admit, I rarely follow through. When I make these promises, I firmly intend to follow through, but later I’m either not excited about the idea any more or it seems like a lot of work. A lot of these promises are […]


Best Blog Comments of January 2012

Best Blog Comments of January 2012

A new year, a new crop of amazing comments. And after an amazing month on the blog. I don’t think I can pinpoint the reasons, but January was by far the best month this blog has ever had. Last year my goal was to average 500 hits a day (a goal I never reached despite […]


Best Blog Comments for December 2011

Best Blog Comments for December 2011

I almost forgot about this! The best songs, movies, and books of 2011 will have to wait until tomorrow. Conversation comes first on this blog, and these awesome comments are the heart of that conversation. The Best Blind Date story award goes to Brad for this winner on my entry about a blind date: I […]


Best of the Blog 2011

Best of the Blog 2011

This week I’ll be posting all of my best-of lists for 2011, starting with this blog and moving on to songs, movies, and books. Last year I posted an objective blog entry listing the top blog posts and most commented on blog posts of 2010. This year the blog grew by leaps and bounds, and […]


Best Blog Comments for November 2011

Best Blog Comments for November 2011

Before I launch into some of the amazing comments you all made on the blog this past month, I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for making this month the most-read month on my blog since its inception five and a half years ago. The blog averaged 468 hits a […]


Best Blog Comments for October 2011

Best Blog Comments for October 2011

Anne wins for best “when I was young” comment on Things I Learned About Myself by Traveling Abroad Alone: “I took the last train to the airport, stayed awake all night worrying that someone would mug me, got on a flight to Amsterdam, changed planes and flew to Birmingham, England, where I got on a […]


Best Blog Comments for September 2011

Best Blog Comments for September 2011

Bryce wins “best movie reference” comment with his remark on Brad’s comment about the improper portrayal of LA bars in the movie Crazy, Stupid Love (a chain of comments that had little to do with my original blog entry): “…I’ve seen enough movies and TV to know that LA is filled with crazy bars where […]


Best Blog Comments for August 2011

Best Blog Comments for August 2011

The single most important goal of this blog is to generate conversation. You all are the ones who make that happen. I love reading and responding to comments on the blog, even if you don’t agree with what I’m saying. And you often make me laugh out loud. With that in mind, I’m going to […]


Top Blog Posts of 2010

Top Blog Posts of 2010

This is the first year that the blog has been independently hosted (i.e., I pay for it, and I can make it look however I want). So I think a Top Blog Posts entry is in order. Rather than make this subjective, I went through the data and broke down the 2010 top posts from […]


Jamey Stegmaier in 20 Slides

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how to write a post about my best blog entries of 2009. Concurrently, I’ve been thinking about a good way to introduce someone new to the blog. You know how you stumble upon a new blog that you like and want to read the important entries from the […]


Best of the Blog Rundown

I have a list of  some classic entries for those of you who are (a) bored at work, (b) new to this blog, or (c) want a comprehensive list of the best-received entries of the first year of this blog. In no particular order: Jamey Decides That He Will Replace His Living Room Furniture with […]