Yesterday, I checked my stats, and was pleased to find that I had tipped over the 100,000 mark for views of this blog. As of today, that figure is almost 100,500. By the standards of many blogs out there, this is insignificant, I know. Some popular blogs get that many views in a week, let alone five years. But I am happy, for I never expected to get 100 views, let alone 1,000 times that number.
Thanks are due to you, my readers and loyal followers. An average of 20,000 views a year since the start of this blog is well beyond my wildest dreams. Looking at the stats totals can be fun too. I now know that the most popular day for viewing this blog is a Tuesday, and the time of day when most people are looking at it is 3:00 pm. The most views in one day was on March 29th, 2015. That surprised me. All of these views have been courtesy of a current total of 29,000 visitors to this blog, and every single one of them was most welcome.
I have 30 followers by email, 138 on Twitter, and 1667 via WordPress, a total of 1835 up to now. We all know that doesn’t mean much, as many of them have never so much as read a post. But it’s still interesting, at least to me. I have published 1,366 posts, including this one, and my current list of top commenters is headed by John Rieber. This is also interesting because John is an American, and some 50% of my followers and readers are from the USA. A country I have never visited. The most popular tag and category on here is ‘Blogging’. Bloggers love to read about Blogging, obviously, but this is best explained by many new bloggers seeking out some of the ‘advice’ posts I have published.
So, that’s my five-year overview of Beetleypete. Thanks once again to all of you. You make the whole experience worthwhile, and an absolute pleasure.
My very best wishes to everyone. Pete.