The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for me and these are some of the crunchy numbers they came up with for Weekends in Paradelle
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Of course, we don’t charge for admission, so the Opera House makes money at it. Then again, we don’t make you listen to opera either.
There were 131 pictures uploaded – logical since I try to post on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays most weeks and that’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was December 21st with 779 views. The most popular post that day was Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Words.
In 2014, there were 149 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 895 posts. Here are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2014. All of them were published before 2014, so you could say that my best writing is in the past, or be more optimistic and say that the posts have staying power.
- Signs in Nature of the Winter to Come has been a seasonal favorite since October 2012
- The Red Thread garnered 10 comments as well as lots of readers since March 2012
- Fat Wallet Syndrome I guess I am not the only one who suffered from this health issue. It’s a real thing and I still feel a lot better from having learned about it back in October 2009
- Greasy Tony’s Reborn In The Desert I’m surprised at this one which came from my friend Steve rediscovering an old friend of ours from college days had relocated his business to the desert.
- The Moon of the Falling Leaves Most of the older Full Moon posts get another look in subsequent years when the time is right. This was my October 2013 Full Moon post. My Wolf Moon post is the most popular lunar post.
The top referring sites sending readers to the site in 2014 (not including Google) were:
- news360.com (not a site I know)
- facebook.com (no surprise)
- astrosurf.com (another surprise)
- twitter.com (not surprisingly)
- ronk.tumblr.com (another site of mine)
Though most visitors came from the United States, the U.K. and Canada, there were 151 countries in all that accessed the site.
Thanks to everyone who has followed the posts.