The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
17,000 views this year? Fewer than last year, but not too shabby. A little strange that my two most popular posts from the past year aren’t even from the past year — they’re from 2012 — though that doesn’t really surprise me. The #2 post was my Freshly Pressed post, which still gets hits fairly regularly. And my #1 post, on the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries, gets an explosion of hits every time the History Channel reruns the series, and, not counting my home page, it’s my #1 post of all time, by a LONG shot. (As of this writing, that Hatfields & McCoys post almost 9,250 hits. The next-most popular post, that Freshly Pressed post, has less than half that number, and the #3 post of all time has less than 1,500 hits.)
Otherwise, not too much surprising here.
I’ll be curious to see what next year brings to the blog, however, since next year I’m going to AWP in Seattle, doing some readings in support of Box Cutters, and revving up the publicity machine for my first novel, Hagridden, which will come out next Fall.
So stay tuned, gang! We’re just getting started.
And in the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful (and safe) New Year.