We are but infants in the blogging game.  But we’re celebrating anyway!

One year ago today, we started this blog with one very loud opinionated blogger and three followers. Today, we still have that loud blogger, but we’ve expanded to about four followers (Thank you Mom!) … (Dad, seriously, could you at least consider following?).

But that isn’t about to dampen our spirits here at the Mental Recession, as we celebrate our 1-year Blogiversary.  Thus far, we’ve posted exactly 1,047 times during that span, and experienced over 386,000 page views in all, an average of over 32,000 per month.

We were even bestowed the honor of being named to Right Wing News list of Best Conservative Blogs of 2012.

Most importantly, we’ve had a lot of fun doing this.  And we hope you have too.  Please consider hitting the ‘Donate’ button on the right side of the page, and help support this site – we badly need some upgrades to keep expanding.

Thanks!

And without further ado, here are the Top 5 Posts in Mental Recession history…

5)  Eighth Democrat Indicted in Upstate New York Ballot Fraud Investigation

4)  Awkward! Monica Lewinsky’s Former Rabbi Delivering Benediction After Bill Clinton Speaks

3)  More Narrative Fail: Autopsy Reveals Trayvon Martin Had Bloody Knuckles When He Died

2)  Weekend Recess: Michelle Jenneke’s Sexy Pre-Race Routine Heats Up the Internet

1)  Why is the U.S. Charging Robert Bales With the Murder of an Unborn Child, But Didn’t Charge Nidal Hasan?

We’d also like to take the time to list our top 5 referring sites of this past year:

5)  Instapundit

4)  Doug Ross @ Journal

3)  Linkiest

2)  BadBlue

1)  NewsBusters 

And special thanks to the following people for either helping to promote some of the work done here at The Mental Recession, or for providing advice and inspiration in continuing on this path…

Kristina RibaliTabitha HaleMichelle MalkinDoug RossJohn RuberryAnita MonCriefMaggie ThurberWarner Todd HustonAll-American Blogger – Duane LesterBrian GarstTucker CarlsonJohn BrodiganCaleb HoweBill O’ConnellAlexaSmitty and the Other McCainMelissa ClouthierNice DebFaustaSarah RumpfNoel SheppardAli AkbarMatt SheffieldKen ShepherdJon HenkeFreedomWorksAccuracy in MediaBreitbartNewsBusters, the Daily Caller, and many, many more…

Thanks, and we hope to see you here at this same time next year!