This is the time of year that people usually pump out the "...and that was the year that was" kind of stuff. I'm a lemming. So here's my contribution.

2008 was an interesting year. I managed to keep this site up and running without breaking it. I started up a couple of other sites, with varying levels of success, and I managed to make a little extra coin. In terms of traffic, 2008 was the best year ever.

Here are some of the key statistics for SwollenPickles.com in 2008:

With only a couple of days of December left, it's time that I sat down and think about what goals I want to set (and achieve!) for 2009!

* All the statistics span 1 January 2008 to 18 December 2008, so it's not technically the entire 2008, but it's close enough.