To provide you with these statistics I use the figures published by Blogger. Some of these figures are published in two different places. Take for instance the page views for each post. They are shown in a top 10 list and also against each individual post. They should be the same but they aren't. There is a possibility to indicate whether you want to include or exclude the page views you cause yourself. I always exclude those so that cannot be the reason. In any case, I publish what Blogger tells me...
In 2012 I joined Alan Burnett's happy crowd of Sepia Saturday bloggers, one of the best "blogging decisions" I ever made. It was a tremendous stimulus to write a weekly post about subjects that are close to my heart. However, in 2013 I said goodbye to them. Why? Well, I feel that if you participate, you have to go all the way. In this case that means that you have to read the blogs of your fellow Sepians and leave a comment of some sort. Usually there are at least 30 interesting blogs to look at. After almost a year that appeared to be too time consuming. Most of the time it took the better part of a weekend to accomplish this task. So, much to my regret I had "to resign". But occasionally I drop in and have a look at the blogs of some of my "old" friends. During one of those visits I read that Alan proposed to have a book published to celebrate the 200th week of Sepia Saturday. Every Sepian was welcome to join. So I did together with close to 70 fellow bloggers. I am now the proud owner of The Best Of ... For those interested, this piece of virtual literature can now be ordered in a tangible form. Just click on the link hereafter and become the proud owner of a book that soon will be a collectors item. The price is € 7,56 excl. shipping or whatever that is in your currency.
As you can see in the stats below, my depart from Sepia Saturday and other circumstances caused a dramatic blog production drop. But I hope you will agree with me that apart from blogging there are also other things in life worth pursuing. With this profound remark I invite my dear readers, to have a look at the figures and see what y'all accomplished in 2013. Thank you very much for visiting my blog!
|Most popular posts: top 10/2013||Page views|
|An American Moor in Leiden||434|
|Sepia Saturday - Sales Promotion||367|
|Dutch born abroad||326|
|Home! Sweet home!||303|
|Orie's, all-in the family?||292|
|Sepia Saturday - Snow||283|
|Sepia Saturday - The watchman||253|
|Sepia Saturday - Auntie Miriam||234|
|Sepia Saturday - Words, words, words||223|
|My coat of arms||187|
Between brackets last years ranking.
|Most popular browsers u/i 2013||% Page views|
|Internet Explorer (2)||29%|
|Most popular OS u/i 2013||% Page views|
|All time top 5 most popular posts||Page views|
|Dutch surname equivalents abroad||7,716|
|Born in Nederlands Indië/Dutch East Indies||2,154|
|Our aircraft - 12||812|
|Saved from the dustbin - 2||680|
In the category First time visits per country it is worth mentioning that this year we passed the 10,000 visitors mark for The Netherlands as well as the 3,000 mark for the USA. From the start in 2008 Blogger recorded a total of 94,000 page views.
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!
Last year I showed you a home made video of the New Year firework here in Castricum, The Netherlands. This year I'll display one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. It is made by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows the spiral galaxy Messier 106. Speaking of firework ...
|Spiral galaxy Messier 106 (click to enjoy!)|
Stats (c) Can Stock Photo
Messier 106 scientias.nl