2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

(That’s what the pre-set text said… now I know why everybody’s blog introductions are eerily similar.)

There is something about blogging that is wonderful and cathartic–the writing (duh)–and the thoughtful, and sometimes heartfelt, and sometimes hilarious comments from readers.

And then there’s the part that taps into my somewhat obsessive nature and the insecurities, that, at the age of 39, I still haven’t quite outgrown… the insecurities that involve the need for external validation.

Yes, I am talking about the stats page. And here is a summary of those stats.

Note, especially, the oh-so-specific search terms that yield the most views on my blog!

While you’re at it, go ahead and click on those top five posts. They ARE pretty good. You won’t regret it. Promise.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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10 thoughts on “2012 in review

  1. In 1992, I began writing a column for the weekly paper I had just started at. I was a new dad so I wrote about baby poop. Apparently this was unprecedented. For years, I was known (especially by the blue-hairs) as that baby poop fellow. Even before search engines!

  2. Great summary! Aren’t Webstats fun? Congrats on the success of your blog! 🙂 Happy New Year and here’s to more blogging and making more great connections in 2013!

    1. Ah, thanks! It got off to an auspicious start: my husband called me at 7:30am from his meditation center to say his bike had been stolen and he needed me to pick him up. And then the car’s gas tank was empty. We had just enough to make it to the gas station.

      So, when we got home, I went back to bed. “Second morning” (otherwise known as noon) got off to a much better start.

      Happy New Year!!

    1. I made the mistake of posting a “visual aid” with my post, Poopidemic, which must have turned up in image searches. I removed it.
      There are some things I just don’t want to be known for!
      The other day, somebody searched for “always pregnant Kylie” (I’m not!) and I WISH I got more hits for “how to be sexy on vacation,” but alas, I’m too pale for that.

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