This is my 1,0000th post. Frankly, I can’t believe I am saying that, but it’s a fact. Seven months ago when I started this blog, I never quite envisioned having that many posts. But then again, unemployment does bring certain benefits beyond the monetary ones.
As of 1:21 p.m., there have been 330, 173 views at TAE., with 18, 493 comments. Readers from 169 countries–including some I frankly never heard of before–have viewed the blog at least once. (There’s a country called Reunion? Well, yes. It’s a French island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius. And I’ve gotten eight hits from there. Blogging is also an educational activity.)
The largest number of hits have come from right here in the good ol’ U.S.A. followed by the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Hungary (I think Judit accounts for most of these), Ireland, Netherlands, France, Poland, Spain (thank you, Leigh), Italy, Austria, Brazil, Finland, India, Turkey, Switzerland and the Philippines rounding out the top twenty. Quite the international set.
Of course, not all viewers have come to learn about Richard Armitage. There’s Ms. James’ book, which has drawn a ridiculous amount of traffic which now, thankfully, seems to be dying down; my posts on art, particularly Monet and the Impressionists, have drawn quite a few readers. Outside of the home page and archives, the RA-related post drawing the most viewers was the one titled “In case you’re interested . . . here’s Miss Capper.” Just recently I have noticed an upswing in search engine terms related to “Richard Armitage girlfriend.” I expect that might increase over the next few months.
Of course, there are those faithful readers who keep coming back no matter what the subject of the posts may be. I appreciate everyone who stops in, whether for a single visit or as a daily habit; otherwise I’d be having this party all by myself. And if you write, vid, do artwork, if you create, you want to have someone with whom to share it all. If you love a subject, if you are passionate about it, you want to share it and celebrate it with others. And if that subject is Richard Armitage, well–he’s just too good to keep to yourself.
For my 1,0000th post, I share a bit of artwork I did last night, a fake movie poster for Black Sky based on the latest image released by Todd Garner:
Oh, I know there are other people in the movie. But this IS The Armitage Effect, after all, isn’t it? Again, thanks.