Saturday, 16 May 2015

40,000 Milestone Achieved.


Today I reached an important Milestone.  My blogsite clicked over 40,000 views.  Yes I know, small fry to some but for me a significant milestone indeed.

I started blogging as a side interest back on April 15th 2011 and in response to a friend’s efforts about an ACC incident.  I didn’t blog in earnest to start with, but as time went on, and my interests diversified, I found I had a voice, and one that was appreciated in some circles.  Still the blog just ticked along view wise for the first two years.  I think in that time I amassed a huge readership of about 4.000 or so.  No not big in blog terms but huge for me.  Then in 2013 I joined Twitter and loved the 140 character format.  Short, sharp and direct.  But I also found I couldn't expand on those tweets so started blogging my thoughts and posting them on Twitter (the blog links that is).  Initially it was about sports mainly, and still is to a certain degree, but I also found I could express my own views on life, especially concerning how I felt about New Zealand society.
My viewership exploded!!  Sure sometimes I’d be disheartened about the responses to the blogs, on Twitter and on the Blogs themselves, but just writing them is cathartic and a lasting legacy if anyone should go back and explore them.

So stats.  Below is a summary of most popular blogs and the countries that read or view them the most.  Some surprising stats here.  Good to see my Mental Health blogs get a lot of attention though.

Most popular:
17 Nov 2011, 8 comments
2504
10 May 2011, 45 comments
2057
24 May 2012, 3 comments
754
30 May 2011, 10 comments
691
17 Aug 2014, 20 comments
376

Countries by viewership:
United States
13022
New Zealand
8043
France
2346
Ukraine
1556
United Kingdom
1492
Germany
1198
Russia
867
Australia
805
Turkey
543
India
504


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