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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 . . .


Check out pages from our calendar! Make a date to help homeless pets.


Me-owy Christmas and a Dog-Gone Happy New Year to you all!  Several of you out there in the RA fandom supported our Butler County Humane Society and its 2014 Pet Calendar with your generous donations and your pet photo entries. I only recently purchased my own copy and tonight I downloaded some photos I took of some of the pages, which I want to share with you. Sorry I didn’t manage to do this sooner!


Nadia, your copy will be heading towards Belgium next week. If you look closely, you will see pet photos submitted by Perry, Alyssa, Sebastian and Heike along with yours truly featured on pages from the calendar. In fact, almost everyone has more than one photo of their precious canines or felines found within.



Here’s some info on our wonderful Second Chance Rescue run by my cousin by marriage, Kandys. Kandys and her helpers, foster parents and rescue volunteers do a phenomenal job helping make a difference in the lives of animals in our rural county.



Now, I am not shy about asking for help for our organization. We do a lot of good, but it takes funds, more than we are currently taking in, to do it. Donations of all sizes are most welcome. And if you’d like to order a calendar of your own or would like to send one (or two or three!) to a friend or family member as a gift for the New Year, they are just $10 each. Postage is as follows:

Domestic postage for calendars
1~ $2.12
2~ $3.12
3~ $5.80

Overseas postage for calendars
1~ $7.15
2~ $9.50

Payments can be made through the donation button here at the site. Indicate the donation is for “pet calendar.” We can also accept checks from here in the U.S. made out to “BCHS” and mailed to Butler County Humane Society, P.O. Bx 264, Greenville, AL 36037.

I’d like to point out that Richard Armitage (in the guise of Plush Thorin) even made it into this calendar . . . and I should also point out Thumper is a “she” and not a “he.” But she’s across the rainbow bridge now, so she doesn’t mind.