I’m gonna keep this short, but I just wanted to present some of the stats from WordPress for this little insane corner of the blogging world.
Per WordPress’s hyperbole: “600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.”
And though several posts were little more than placeholders, I managed to crank out “45 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 365 KB. That’s about 2 pictures per month.” Yeah, I’m still learning how to make things pretty.
Not surprisingly, my busiest day of the year was December 22nd with 236 views. The most popular post that day was 4 For My Nuts. As that was my birthday, a very big “thank you” to all my fellow bloggers who did tributes to me on that day.
Bizarrely enough, I got a lot of traffic from the following: “Visitors came searching mostly for big flo 727, big flo, big flo 727 crash, 727 big flo, and plane crash big flo.” So a quick little throwaway post about Discovery Channel crashing a 727 on purpose brought me the most search traffic. Oddly appropriate in SO many ways!
And finally, ignoring the obvious referrals from WordPress, my most frequent “link to”s came from 3 of my blogging buddies:
So, to my buddy Frank, who shoved me in front of this WordPress bus, with the help of a certain maniacal Lt. Colonel, and to my globe-trotting lawyer-turned-philosopher, a HUGE vote of thanks for helping me grow this wee beastie into … well, a slightly LESS wee beastie.
And that, ladies and gentlemen (and all my four-legged friends), is the story of this blog for 2012. Thank you for being a part of this adventure, and I hope you all enjoy wherever this thing goes in the coming year. And just one final note – I know there are some folk out there who follow, but don’t necessarily comment. I thank you, I appreciate your votes, but I would really like to hear from you. So feel free to drop a comment about whatever, and I’ll do my best to better include you in my little (but thankfully growing) family. So, for ALL of you, until next time, I hope 2013 brings you all the best!