2015 By The Numbers: An Autostraddle Plus Exclusive

Hello Autostraddle Plus members! As some of our most passionate patriots, we thought you might enjoy a peek behind the curtain into the dark annals of numbers, charts, graphs and figures about how this little light of ours fared in 2015. We'd like to politely request that you do not share any of these graphics outside of A+ and instead enjoy them only here on this page right now with us as a family! Okay? We brought hot fudge and vegan apples.

Most Popular Content of 2015

Social Media
Social media rules everything around us. Google searches used to be the main method by which people found content on websites, but this year, that changed and now SOCIAL IS KING! I have weird feelings about this in general that I talk about fairly incessantly in my Business of Art fix. Anyhow, it's really interesting to look at what posts perform well on different platforms.

And, in case you missed it, here's our Instagram Top Nine:

Who Wrote How Much
A more terrifying statistic is...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2741 articles for us.