Yup I stand by what I said.
The Snowmen: Doctor meets Clara (again) and she tells him whats going on. She runs around following him just excited to be there. Then she falls and dies.
The Bells of Saint John: She calls the Doctor then ends up having to be saved.
The Rings of Akhaten: The Doctor finally decides to take her someplace interesting. Clara runs into a little girl who will be sacrificed and decides to protect her. Her and the Doctor defeat the Old God* who wanted her. Then she sacrifices a leaf which is supposed to be important. I guess she actually manages to do something in this episode. (*I didn’t quite understand. Was the Old God acting as the sun for the planet? What happened after it went away? Did a new sun appear? Also they breathe in outer space in this episode which made no sense!)
Cold War: The Doctor and Clara end up on a submarine. In the end she convinces the Doctor not to release a missile. Majority of the episode Clara just wanders around scared and talking to the crew.
Hide: Clara and the Doctor go to a “haunted house” and the Doctor hopes he can answer some questions about Clara. They run around scared. Somehow the Doctor creates a portal and gets stuck on the other side. Clara convinces the TARDIS to find him (the TARDIS doesn’t like her). She gets him then he goes back anyway, negating her rescue attempt, so he can reunite the creature from the mansion with its mate.
Journey to the Center of the TARDIS: Clara gets knocked into the depths of the TARDIS and wanders around running away from “molten monsters”. The Doctor eventually finds her and saves her. He also confronts her about her many lives and she doesn’t know.
The Crimson Horror: Clara and the Doctor investigate an “idyllic” city in the 19th century run by Mrs. Gillyflower. They both end up captured by Mrs. Gillyflower and are saved by Jenny, Madame Vastra, and Strax*. Mrs. Gillyflower dies and Clara goes home. (*Jenny, Madame Vastra, and Strax did more than she did.)
Nightmare in Silver: The Doctor takes Clara and her charges to an abandoned space amusement park. They discover it is taken over by Cybermen. The Doctor has to battle an evil version of himself in a mental game while Clara…tries to help the Army fight off the Cybermen? They leave safely before blowing up the planet.
The Name of the Doctor: Now the episode you mentioned. Clara receives a conference call and learns from Madame Vastra that the Doctor is in danger. She tells the Doctor and follows him to Trenzalore to save Vastra, Jenny and Strax who were kidnapped. Then River (who isn’t even really there) is more helpful than Clara by helping the Doctor with clues and providing his name allowing him to keep it secret. Yes, then Clara jumps into the Doctor’s timeline to warn him or protect him from The Great Intelligence. So then she is accredited with being the one to start the Doctor’s WHOLE JOURNEY by having him pick the TARDIS!* (I personally found it ridiculous that a character who has basically done nothing all season is now being credited with the start of the series as a whole and given credit for past major events. It didn’t feel earned.) Then she ends up having to be saved by the Doctor anyway after she gets trapped.
In the end she’s treated as a puzzle to be solved and, I feel, she is given too much weight and praise. It also seemed to negate the efforts and events of the previous companions and Doctors in these episodes where she apparently intervened.
So…yeah I will stick by what I said before as the majority of her first season she doesn’t really do anything.
I hope she is given more to do next season.
Really, thanks for the message it allowed me to clarify my point.