Here’s the stats!
Since February 2, 2012, when the first posts went up for my blog, The Armitage Effect, there have been:
* 28, 536 comments and 555,718 hits (and counting!)
*Total number of followers: 209 blog, 188 Twitter and 92 comments.
* Visitors from more than 60 countries, with the largest number of views from the USA (178, 834), followed by the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Poland and Ireland with the Netherlands rounding out the top ten.
*Top recent commenters (other than yours truly) are Leigh, Bollyknickers, Judit, Obscura, Laurie C. and Bechep. Posts with most comments include “Sweet Baby Richard!,” “Richard set to visit US in July for Comic-Con,” “Musings and Some Mulligan for Monday,” “I wonder if touching his beard brings good luck?” “What Would YOU Ask Richard Armitage?” and “What Time is It, Gang?”
*Most Popular Topics: Richard Armitage, fanart, heroes, romance, inspiration, girlfriend
*Top referrer among my fellow bloggers is, by far, dear Servetus at Me + Richard Armitage (Mmmmmwwahhh). I have to give props to Twitter and Facebook, too.
*Most-used search terms: Anything to do with “Richard Armitage” and “Richard Armitage girlfriend”along with wayyyy too many search terms related to 50SoG. *sigh*
*Top Posts: Two posts have consistently placed in the Top Five: “In case you were curious . . . here’s Miss Capper.” and “50 Shades of Grey Trilogy *spoilers* Why I Can’t Recommend It.” (See above about most-used search terms ) Thorin-related posts have shown a big upsurge in the last couple of months–mmmmm, wonder why? And Guy, Lucas and Porter are perennial favorites.
It’s been a very fun and interesting ride this past year and I appreciate how many of you have stuck with me on this journey. Not only have we celebrated Richard Armitage and this exciting new phase of his career, but we’ve marked our own milestones together. We’ve made new friendships and deepened others. We’ve even learned (and created) some new words along the way.
Many, many thanks to everyone who has visited, commented, reblogged, referred. It would be no fun just being a party of one. Richard Armitage is just too irresistible not to share.
I would love to know what your favorite aspects of this blog have been–types and subjects of posts, for example, and what you’d like to see or see more of. Do tell!
Oh, and the celebration is not over yet . . . more to come.
I told you there would be cake.