2013 in review: The State of the Stats in my little corner of the blogosphere


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 400,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 17 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Wow, that number of views isn’t bad for someone who has cut back significantly on her blogging (remember the days when I’d have five, six or seven posts or more in a day?). I have been noticing in some of my recent “current top posts” lists at the bottom of my page that some posts from “way back” are starting to pop up. This is pretty cool, actually, because, for me, that most likely means newer RA fans are exploring the blog and discovering and sharing some of these entries with other fans.

I am less thrilled that posts on a certain “erotic romance” trilogy not part of Mr. Armitage’s oeuvre keep popping up consistently in the top five. *sigh* And I understand with the film finally coming out this year, 50 SoG will be all over the radar . . . oh, well, if I have steered anyone in the right direction (i.e., away from the blasted books), then I consider it my ongoing PSA campaign.

I am sending out a big “Thank YOU” to all my regular readers and commenters, and congrats to GrooverGreen’s first-hand account from Popcorn Taxi event in Sydney for being the number one most-read RA-related post of the year!   Here’s hoping I can bring you posts that are interesting, funny, entertaining and on occasion, thought-provoking, in 2014. More on wishing Mr. A a great New Year in another post . . .


About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

11 responses »

  1. Great stats, Angie. I think it has not done you any damage at all to cut down on the blogging. The contrary – keep your readers on the edge of their seats. They will come back for the deliciously captioned pics and your warm and entertaiing posts, anyway. I know that I do.
    Wishing you all the best for the coming year – with better personal health, much success and lots of RAlove. xxx
    (PS: Have the Wonder Twins turned up yet? Being half-off-comms in Germany has somehow thrown me out of the loop… I am going crazy thinking that I may have missed them…)

  2. Happy New Year Angie and everyone in the RA fandom. I’m really excited for the New Year going to see The Hobbit on Sunday YAY can’t wait xx

  3. All the best wishes for a happy and healthy year for you!!! I like the frequency of your blogging – not too much and not too little, just right. Keep it up!!!

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