2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

7 thoughts on “2011 in review

  1. Love the excerpt. I’ve seen a few blogs with a review like this & I find it interesting – but how do you get them? Do they just happen or are you an upgrade? I’ve only been a few months on, so maybe I’ll get one next year. It’s amazing that they do this & I love the creativity they have about doing it.

    Great stuff, Sam 🙂


    • I was Emailed this report and there was an option to make it public and as I have not posted for several weeks I thought I would post it as much to say that I have not disappeared off the face of the blogosphere!

      Some of the stats are quite amusing and misleading. The Good Wife post for example was an early post of mine which I was not entirely satisfied with and did not receive many hits when first published. Then several months later a fashion forum discussing lipstick colours saw one contributor trying to describe a shade of red and linked to the photograph of (the Julianna Margulies character) Alicia Florrick’s red jacket used in my post and saw a spike of views to it that day. However since there were no extra comments or Likes I can only assume that having seen the shade or red being referred to they did not then read the post! Still, grateful for the spike to my hit-counter all the same!

      I had assumed all bloggers received these ‘annual report cards’ but clearly not. I am not sure then what the criteria is – random sampling perhaps!


  2. Am pleased to know that you live in Scotland. Has that always been on your blog? It’s one of the things about WP stat site that is lacking. It would just be cool to know how faraway it is to reach each other through blogging. A missed stat in my opinion. Countries would be enough to know.

    Enough grousing.

    Congrats on the “old Out” Year! Bravo! Bravo! Encore!
    I’m not surprised Sam, you have a lot of interesting things to read on your blog. You are versatile in your writing topics and I think that holds an audience.


    • I liked the country stats in the report too – and would like them as part of the regular WP stats too. I have seen them on some WordPress blogs but assume they must be an add-on. I am not sure if I have always recorded that I live in Scotland on my blog – I do tend to tweak my bio then tweak the tweaks etc!

      Thanks for your kind words about my blog Barefoot Baroness. Happy New Year.


      • I will have to check out if their is some add-on available, or others do it. This communication with far away lands and the people is part of why I do this. I soak up different cultures because I am a sheltered traveler.

        This was the first time I’d read that you are from Scotland from your posts, but then I am not finished reading your entire blog.

        Happy New year to you to my Scotland friend.


    • Thanks Daniel. 26,000 comments would definitely be a mixed-blessing! There is no reasonable way that amount of comments could be responded to yet part of me would want to read each one and respond to most of them too!


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